NORTH CAROLINA: ACLU Asks Court To Act Swiftly On Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Via the Associated Press:

Gay marriage advocates want a federal judge to quickly overturn North Carolina’s ban on same-sex unions after an appeals court ruling to overturn a similar prohibition in Virginia. Federal Judge William Osteen in Greensboro has put no timeline on when he might rule over whether North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban can stay in place. The American Civil Liberties Union says in a new court filing the judge should quickly overturn North Carolina’s ban since the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month that Virginia’s similar marriage ban is unconstitutional.

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has said that he is dropping his defense of the ban. (Tipped by JMG reader Amber)