Federal Appeals Court to Hear Massachusetts Same-Sex Marriage Case on Monday

Jun 4, 2004

Boston, MA -- On Monday, June 7 at 2:30 p.m., the First Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments regarding whether to stop same-sex marriage in Massachusetts.

Mathew Staver, President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel, will argue the case on behalf of eleven Massachusetts legislators and Robert Largess, vice-president of the Catholic Action League in Boston.

Staver explained, “We will argue that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court violated the U.S. Constitution when it exceeded its power and redefined marriage from the ‘union of one man and one woman’ to the ‘union of two persons.’”

Joining Liberty Counsel in the lawsuit are the Citizens for the Preservation of Constitutional Rights, The Thomas More Law Center and the AFA Center for Law & Policy.

After the appeals court ruling, either side could ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. Information on this case will be updated at on our news page.