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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed a motion to intervene in the case of three same-sex couples challenging the constitutionality of a state law that bars them from marrying, saying he "has a duty to defend a state law if it is enacted property and is consistent with the Constitution."

Morrisey announced his decision Friday, Nov. 22 saying he was acting "for the sole and limited purpose of defending the constitutionality of the statutes in question."  

The lawsuit was filed Oct. 1 in U.S. District Court's Huntington Division by Casie McGee and Sarah Elizabeth Adkins, Justin Murdock and William Glavaris and Nancy Michael and Jane Fenton, who'd said they were denied marriage licenses by clerks in Cabell and Kanawha counties who said state law prohibited them from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

In their suit, the couples pointed out the statute "cannot be explained by references to legitimate public policies that could justify the disadvantage the marriage bans impose on same-sex couples who wish to marry."

Named as defendants were Cabell County Clerk Karen S. Cole and Kanawha County Clerk Vera J. McCormick.

Morrisey had until Dec. 3 to decide if he would intervene.

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