Judge rejects heterosexual couples attempt to intervene in state’s gay marriage ban

A federal judge has rejected an attempt by a heterosexual couple to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the state’s gay marriage ban.The ruling reads that Phillip and Sandra Unruh, of Harper, have no legal right to join the ACLU’s lawsuit.

The Unruhs had claimed they have a property right as a married heterosexual couple.They argued overturning the same-sex marriage ban could diminish their marital status.The judge concluded their interests are already represented by the Kansas attorney general’s office, which is defending the ban.

They were invited to file a friend-of-the-court brief.


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