As fight over amendment to ban same-sex marriage heats up, appeals court orders new hearing on suit brought by three couples.
A lawsuit seeking to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota will go to trial after a state Court of Appeals ruling on Monday overturned the suit's dismissal by a Hennepin County judge.
"We have achieved a great victory today," said Peter Nickitas, a Minneapolis lawyer handling the case for Marry Me Minnesota, a nonprofit group consisting of plaintiffs in the case. "We're back in the District Court, and we're fighting it out."
The suit, filed on behalf of three same-sex couples, will now return to Hennepin County District Court, where it will proceed to trial just as debate heats up over a statewide vote this fall to ban gay marriage in Minnesota.
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