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Lambda Legal asked a federal court in West Virginia today to rule swiftly for three same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry. Since we filed our lawsuit in October, same-sex couples in four more states have secured the ability to marry.
We do not want a country divided by unfairness and discrimination. Same-sex couples are in loving, committed relationships in every state and should be treated the same way. When same-sex couples in West Virginia are denied the freedom to marry, the government sends a message that they are second class citizens and their families are not worthy of equal dignity and respect. Every day that these families are without the protections and responsibilities that marriage provides, they are vulnerable.
The list of states where relationships like ours are fully respected keeps growing, but we continue to be treated like second class citizens here at home. Our family is here, our jobs are here, and our community here is a great support for us. How long are we expected to wait before we are able to make our vows here, too? Jane and I have been together for 16 years. We live and work together, and we are raising our son, Drew, together.
We need the protection that only marriage affords. Today Lambda Legal filed a motion for summary judgment with the U. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginiawhich includes testimony from the three plaintiff couples and argues that the time to grant the freedom to marry for West Virginia same-sex couples is now.
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Blog Search Search. December 31, Lambda Legal plaintiff Nancy Michael, a lifelong West Virginian, says: The list of states where relationships like ours are fully respected keeps growing, but we continue to be treated like second class citizens here at home.
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