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Gay Couple Sues Over SC Same-sex Marriage Ban

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A legally married gay couple living in South Carolina is suing to have the state's ban on gay marriage overturned. A legally married gay couple living in South Carolina is suing to have the state's ban on gay marriage overturned.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -

A legally married gay couple living in South Carolina is suing to have the state's ban on gay marriage overturned.

Highway Patrol Trooper Katherine Bradacs and Tracie Goodwin filed the lawsuit Thursday in federal court. They are suing Gov. Nikki Haley and state Attorney General Alan Wilson.

Bradacs and Goodwin were married in Washington, D.C., in April 2012. They say a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision shows that states can't outlaw same sex marriages because they do not approve of them morally.

South Carolina passed a law banning same-sex marriage in 1996, with voters passing a similar constitutional amendment in 2006 with 78 percent of the vote.

Spokesmen for Haley and Wilson said Monday they had not seen the lawsuit, first reported by The State (http://bit.ly/15MXNeG).

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