Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 22, 2013

WV AG to intervene in gay marriage case


Associated Press

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s Attorney General will intervene on behalf of a county to defend the state’s ban on gay marriage.

Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office filed a motion to intervene on Friday.

New York-based gay rights group Lambda Legal contends West Virginia’s Defense of Marriage Act violates the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in Huntington in October on behalf of three same-sex couples and the child of one couple.

It’s filed a similar lawsuit challenging Virginia’s gay marriage ban.