Judge Childs Rules in Favor of Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages in Bradacs v. Haley
November 17, 2014
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The following is an excerpt:
Plaintiffs Katherine Bradacs ("Bradacs") and Tracie Goodwin ("Goodwin") (collectively"Plaintiffs") filed this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Defendants Nimrata Randhawa Haley, in her official capacity as Governor of South Carolina; and Alan M.Wilson (individually "Defendant"), in his official capacity as Attorney General, seeking "tochallenge the constitutionality of South Carolina's laws and constitutional provisions that denylegal recognition in South Carolina to the marriages of same-sex couples who are married in oneof the many states and numerous foreign countries where same-sex marriages are legal." (ECF No. 41 at 1 ¶ 1 (citing S.C. Const. art. XVII, § 15; S.C. Code § 20-1-15 (1976)).)