Four couples have filed a federal class-action lawsuit seeking to make same-sex marriage legal in Arizona.
The suit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court, claims a voter-approved ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. It seeks to allow same-sex couples to be married and recognize same-sex marriages conducted in other states.
“I think most people expect that this issue will eventually be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court,” attorney Shawn Aiken, who filed the suit, told Phoenix radio station KTAR.
The suit names Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne among the defendants. There was no immediate response Monday night from either Brewer’s of Horne’s offices. Read more »