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McGee v. Cole

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Justin Murdock and Will Glavaris
Status: Closed
Outcome:
Victory
Court:
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
Issues: Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

Lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia arguing that West Virginia’s marriage ban unfairly discriminates against same-sex couples and their children.

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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.