Couple Seeks Ruling on Alabama Gay Marriage Ban

Jun 16, 2014

Two women challenging Alabama's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages are asking a judge to decide the case without holding a trial.

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Attorneys for Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand of Mobile filed the request in federal court in Mobile. They have one of three suits challenging Alabama's ban. They were married in California in 2008 and want Alabama to recognize the marriage.

Alabama's governor and attorney general are asking the judge to dismiss the suit.

The other two suits challenging the ban are pending in federal courts in Montgomery and Birmingham.