Fisher-Borne v. Smith

Fisher-Borne v. Smith is a federal court challenge to North Carolina's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, filed June 13, 2012 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, by the ACLU of North Carolina on behalf of six same-sex couples seeking the right to obtain second-parent adoptions. In July 2013, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor in June, the plaintiffs amended their suit to challenge the constitutionality of the state's denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples. [ Case files. ]