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S.F. to Sue State Over Gay Marriage Ban


— February 19, 2004

After sanctioning more than 2,800 gay marriages in the past week, the city said Thursday it is suing the state of California, challenging its ban on same-sex marriages on constitutional grounds.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera planned to file the suit in the afternoon, said his spokesman, Matt Dorsey.

Two judges already are considering challenges from conservative groups seeking to halt the marriage spree that began last Thursday. The city’s lawsuit asks that those cases be consolidated into one.

Details here from the AP.


After sanctioning more than 2,800 gay marriages in the past week, the city said Thursday it is suing the state of California, challenging its ban on same-sex marriages on constitutional grounds.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera planned to file the suit in the afternoon, said his spokesman, Matt Dorsey.

Two judges already are considering challenges from conservative groups seeking to halt the marriage spree that began last Thursday. The city’s lawsuit asks that those cases be consolidated into one.

Details here from the AP.

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