MOBILE, Ala. — Two women challenging Alabama’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages are asking a judge to decide the case without holding a trial.
Attorneys for Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand of Mobile filed the request in federal court in Mobile. They have one of three federal lawsuits challenging Alabama’s ban.
Alabama’s governor and attorney general are asking the judge to dismiss the suit.
The other two suits challenging the ban were filed by a man whose partner died in a car wreck after they were married in Massachusetts and who is seeking to be recognized as the surviving spouse, and by a lesbian couple also married in Massachusetts who want their marriage recognized in their home state.