Gay marriage plaintiffs bill Ohio more than $1.1 million for legal fees

Gay marriage plaintiffs bill Ohio more than $1.1 million for legal fees

[Ed. – Adding injury to insult?]

Plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized gay marriage nationwide filed paperwork on Friday to seek more than $1.1 million from the state of Ohio as compensation for costs they accrued overturning the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

Attorneys for the gay and lesbian Ohioans who contested the ban in the Obergefell v. Hodges case submitted a legal brief asking U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Black to order that they be reimbursed $1,096,142.50 in attorney’s fees and $51,360.12 in expenses.

The legal team from private practices and organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund also asked Black to boost their reimbursement an extra 50 percent beyond their fees and expenses.

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