CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge says most of a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage can proceed.
This week’s ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal on behalf of three same-sex couples and one couple’s child.
The lawsuit says the Kanawha and Cabell county clerks denied the six adults marriage licenses under the state law, effectively denying them benefits. Those include shared health insurance, reduction of tax liabilities and caretaking decision power.
West Virginia law bans same-sex marriages and does not recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
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