INDIANA: Obergefell Attorney Launches US House Bid

One of the lawyers who represented the Kentucky plaintiffs in the Obergefell case is running for the US House. The Indianapolis Star reports:

A prominent local civil rights lawyer announced this week that he will challenge incumbent Rep. Trey Hollingsworth for his seat in Indiana’s 9th Congressional District in 2018.

Dan Canon, a Louisville lawyer who is best known for helping win the right of same-sex marriage in Kentucky, announced his first political run on Monday. He has lived in the district for 30 years and currently resides in New Albany with his wife and two daughters.

The lawyer is also representing a trio of Kentuckians who use medical marijuana and are challenging the state’s ban on the drug. He also represents four couples who sued Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, saying she should pay $233,000 in attorney’s fees after she refused to give marriage licenses to the same-sex couples in 2015.

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