Mayer Brown Looks For Same-Sex Marriage Win At 7th Circ.

By Andrew Strickler (August 29, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT) -- Given Mayer Brown LLP's long history of pro bono support for same-sex marriage advocates, a call to help challenge Wisconsin's constitutional ban on gay marriage was naturally met with enthusiasm.

The firm decided to join the American Civil Liberties Union this year in representing four same-sex couples who were arguing that such bans discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation and adversely affect the families of same-sex couples.

The case struck an emotional chord for lawyers and had the immediate backing of the partnership, said Mayer Brown litigation partner Hans Germann.

"The case has important constitutional issues, and certainly for...

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