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.
- Friday, May 9, 2014MONTGOMERY, 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…
- Thursday, April 3, 2014MONTGOMERY, 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.
- Thursday, February 13, 2014MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on Thursday announced a federal lawsuit challenging Alabama laws that refuse to recognize lawful same-sex marriages.