Gay Couples Sue in Nevada

Eight gay couples filed suit on Tuesday to overturn Nevada’s same-sex marriage ban, arguing that the ban is a “violation of their rights under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.” The plaintiffs include couples who have been denied a chance to exchange vows and others who married in other states but have faced discrimination since moving to Nevada. It’s not clear when the federal court will act on the suit, which was filed against Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and three marriage officials in the state. The suit follows comes after February’s federal ruling declaring California’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, which could lead to a showdown in the Supreme Court.