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Hard v. Bentley

Hard v. Bentley is a federal challenge to Alabama's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, filed Feb. 13, 2014, in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, by the Southern Poverty Law Center, on behalf of Paul Hard, who married Charles David Fancher in Massachusetts in May 2011. Fancher was killed in an auto accident on Aug. 1, 2011, leading to a wrongful death lawsuit. Because of Alabama's laws, Hard is unable to be recognized as the surviving spouse, which denies him any share of the proceeds from the suit.

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Ala. group plans protest at SPLC office in defense of same-sex marriage ban

| Friday, May 9, 2014
Southern Poverty Law Center headquarters in Montgomery, Ala.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A Southern heritage group is defending Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage. The Alabama-based League of the South is planning a protest for Friday morning in Montgomery outside the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is trying to overturn the ban.

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Mother who opposed her deceased son’s same-sex marriage intervenes in lawsuit

| Thursday, April 3, 2014
SPLCPaul Hard, right, with his husband David Fancher at their wedding in Marconi Beach, Mass. on May 20, 2011.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The mother of an accident victim is now involved in a federal lawsuit filed by his same-sex partner, who is trying to overturn Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Advocacy group files lawsuit challenging Alabama same-sex marriage ban

| Thursday, February 13, 2014
SPLCPaul Hard, right, with his husband David Fancher at their wedding in Marconi Beach, Mass. on May 20, 2011.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on Thursday announced a federal lawsuit challenging Alabama laws that refuse to recognize lawful same-sex marriages.

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