MINNEAPOLIS — Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks gay marriage in Minnesota.
Freeman argues that the state of Minnesota should be the defendant. The lawsuit filed last month targets the Hennepin County official who issues marriage licenses.
Freeman will take his case before a judge on Aug. 11.
Three gay couples are suing to strike down Minnesota’s ban on gay marriage. They say they want and deserve the same rights as heterosexual married couples.