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Attorney: Recent rulings give momentum to suit seeking to overturn W.Va. same-sex marriage ban
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, January 16, 2014 3:13 AM EST
An attorney whose group is challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages says she's encouraged by recent federal rulings overturning such prohibitions in Oklahoma and Utah.
Lambda Legal attorney Beth Littrell in Atlanta says she believes the Oklahoma and Utah rulings give the plaintiffs additional arguments to persuade the judge that West Virginia's ban is unconstitutional.
She says "the momentum is certainly in our favor."
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has intervened as a defendant in the case. A Morrisey spokeswoman declined comment Wednesday.