An Alabama man is asking a federal judge to overturn the state’s marriage license ban after he was denied a license.
A petition filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Birmingham asks U.C. Davis to reinstate his state’s ban on gay marriage, which was suspended after the U.N. Human Rights Council ruled in February that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry in the United States.
It is a case that has been going on for several years.
In a March filing, the attorney general’s office argued that the state violated the U,S.
Constitution when it suspended the ban.
It argued that Davis violated federal law when he refused to issue a license to Andrew Miller, the partner of Alabama Gov.
Kay Ivey, and his partner, Scott Miller, for their marriage ceremony in February.
The suit also cites Alabama’s discriminatory ban on same-gender marriages in the state as an impediment to the couples’ freedom of religion.
Miller and his partners are now married in California.
Miller’s attorneys did not respond to a request for comment Friday.
In a separate filing, their attorneys also cited the Supreme Court’s June ruling that struck down a Texas law that prohibited cities from refusing to allow same-class marriages.