Ill. Gay Marriage Ban Isn't Sex Discrimination, Clerks Say

Law360, Chicago (August 6, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT) -- An attorney for five Illinois county clerks defending the state's ban on same-sex marriage told a state judge Tuesday that consolidated suits challenging the law should be tossed, saying the ban is not an example of sex discrimination and does not violate the plaintiffs' privacy or due process rights.

Paul Linton of the public interest firm Thomas More Society — whose lawyers took over as special assistant state attorneys after the Illinois attorney general and the Cook County clerk refused to defend the ban — argued...
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