Tomorrow Lambda Legal will file a lawsuit that seeks to overturn West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. Via the Charleston Gazette:
A spokesman for Lambda Legal wouldn’t release details of the West Virginia lawsuit on Monday. According to the group’s website, it has been working with Fairness West Virginia, a gay rights group, “to find a way for all same-sex couples and their families in the Mountain State to get equal legal treatment and protections.” Casey Willits, executive director of Fairness West Virginia, would only confirm Monday that Fairness has been working with Lambda. “We’ve been working with them and looking at issues this summer regarding West Virginia and how it fits into federal legal precedent,” Willits said. Delegate Stephen Skinner, D-Jefferson, said Monday he wanted to wait until after a press conference to comment, but told the Gazette, “I think we may be hearing about an important lawsuit on the Constitution.” Skinner, a Martinsburg attorney, is the first openly gay member of the state Legislature.
Things are heating up all over!