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McGee v. Cole

McGee v. Cole is a federal court challenge filed October 1, 2013, in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia by Lambda Legal, on behalf of three same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry in West Virginia.

On June 10, 2014, the case was stayed pending a decision in Bostic v. Schaefer.

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Judge asked to lift stay in challenge to W.Va. same-sex marriage ban

| Thursday, July 31, 2014
West-Virginia
HUNTINGTON, W.V. -- Attorneys for three same-sex couples challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal judge to to lift a stay it had entered pending the decision of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in similar challenge in neighboring Virginia.

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Judge puts W.Va. gay marriage suit on hold pending outcome of Va. case

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
West-Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge has put a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage on hold until a federal appeals court decides a similar Virginia case. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers entered an order Tuesday that stayed the case until the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decides a case from Virginia.

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Federal judge says suit challenging W.Va. gay marriage ban can proceed

| Friday, January 31, 2014
West-Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge says most of a lawsuit challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage can proceed.

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Lambda Legal seeks swift ruling in W.Va. same-sex marriage lawsuit

| Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Lambda LegalPlaintiffs Nancy Michael and Jane Fenton with their son Drew.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Lambda Legal on Tuesday filed a motion for summary judgment asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to rule swiftly in a case brought by three same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry.

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W.Va. attorney general to defend state’s gay marriage ban in federal court

| Friday, November 22, 2013
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R-W.Va.)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Attorney General's Office said in a motion Friday that it wants to defend in federal court the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

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W.Va. county clerk wins more time to answer same-sex marriage suit

| Wednesday, October 23, 2013
West-Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A judge is giving the clerk of West Virginia's biggest county 60 more days to answer a lawsuit over the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

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County clerk in W.Va. seeks delay in same-sex marriage lawsuit

| Tuesday, October 22, 2013
West-Virginia
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The clerk of West Virginia's biggest county says she needs more time to respond to a lawsuit over the state's ban on same-sex marriages and has asked a judge to postpone her Wednesday deadline.

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Lambda Legal files federal lawsuit seeking marriage equality in W.Va.

| Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Lambda LegalPlaintiffs Nancy Michael and Jane Fenton with their son Drew.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A national gay rights organization is challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages.

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