McGee v. Cole
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Lambda Legal has filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on behalf of three same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry, and the child of one of the couples. Plaintiffs argue that West Virginia’s marriage ban unfairly discriminates against same-sex couples and their children and sends a purposeful message that lesbians, gay men and their children are second-class citizens who are undeserving of the legal sanction, respect, protections and support that different-sex couples and their families are able to enjoy through marriage.
- October 1, 2013 Lambda Legal, joined by pro bono West Virginia co-counsel from Tinney Law Firm and cooperating attorneys from Jenner & Block, files the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
- January 29, 2014 U.S. District Court rules that Lambda Legal will be allowed to proceed with its case.
Casie McGee and Sarah Adkins; Justin Murdock and Will Glavaris; and Nancy Michael and Jane Fenton and their son, Drew
Tinney Law Firm, PLLC
Heather Foster Kittredge
Jenner & Block