Three couples are filing suit in the state of Minnesota today, challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act, the AP reports:
They say the 1997 Defense of Marriage Act was passed in violation of the "single subject" rule of the Minnesota Constitution and should be thrown out. They're also seeking a court order to compel the state to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The Minnesota Supreme Court held in 1971 that state law prohibits marriages between same-sex partners. The couples are seeking to overturn that."