Photo Galleries »

6 gay couples sue to overturn Florida marriage ban

  • Previous
  • 1 of 5
  • Next
Jorge Isaias Diaz, left, and his partner Don Price Johnston, second from left, share a laugh with Catherina Pareto, second from right, and her partner Karla Arguello, right, after a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 in Miami Beach, Fla. Six gay couples filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, the latest in a series of cases across the country that contend such prohibitions are unconstitutional and effectively relegate gay partners to second-class status. Gays in Florida won a key legal victory in 2010, when the state decided not to appeal a decision striking down the state's decades-old ban on adoptions by gay people. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Jorge Isaias Diaz, left, and his partner Don Price Johnston, second from left, share a laugh with Catherina Pareto, second from right, and her partner Karla Arguello, right, after a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 in Miami Beach, Fla. Six gay couples filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, the latest in a series of cases across the country that contend such prohibitions are unconstitutional and effectively relegate gay partners to second-class status. Gays in Florida won a key legal victory in 2010, when the state decided not to appeal a decision striking down the state's decades-old ban on adoptions by gay people. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Photo Rating:
Gallery Rating:

  • Previous
  • 1 of 5
  • Next
  • Jorge Isaias Diaz, left, and his partner Don Price Johnston, second from left, share a laugh with Catherina Pareto, second from right, and her partner Karla Arguello, right, after a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 in Miami Beach, Fla. Six gay couples filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, the latest in a series of cases across the country that contend such prohibitions are unconstitutional and effectively relegate gay partners to second-class status. Gays in Florida won a key legal victory in 2010, when the state decided not to appeal a decision striking down the state's decades-old ban on adoptions by gay people. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  • Vanessa Alenier, left, smiles at her partner Melanie Alenier, during an interview, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 in Miami Beach, Fla. Six gay couples including the Aleniers, filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, the latest in a series of cases across the country that contend such prohibitions are unconstitutional and effectively relegate gay partners to second-class status. The couples, many of whom have children and have been together for years, said they see no reason to be forced to move to a state that permits same-sex marriage when they have built lives in Florida. Vanessa, who is raising a 5-year-old son with Melanie, said they decided to share the same last name to come as close to marriage as possible, but the same-sex ban blocks that final step. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  • Melanie Alenier, right, speaks as her partner Vanessa Alenier looks on during a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 in Miami Beach, Fla. Six gay couples including the Aleniers, filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, the latest in a series of cases across the country that contend such prohibitions are unconstitutional and effectively relegate gay partners to second-class status. Vanessa, who is raising a 5-year-old son with Melanie, said they decided to share the same last name to come as close to marriage as possible, but the same-sex ban blocks that final step. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  • Summer Greene, left, and her partner Pamela Faerber looks on as they answer questions during a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 in Miami Beach, Fla. Six gay couples including Greene and Faerber, filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, the latest in a series of cases across the country that contend such prohibitions are unconstitutional and effectively relegate gay partners to second-class status.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  • Melanie Alenier, right, takes a photo of Jeff, left, and Todd Delmay after a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 in Miami Beach, Fla. Six gay couples including Alenier and her partner Vanessa Alenier, and the Delmays, filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, the latest in a series of cases across the country that contend such prohibitions are unconstitutional and effectively relegate gay partners to second-class status.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Related Stories for 6 gay couples sue to overturn Florida marriage ban

Comments on this photo » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features