Durham Same-Sex Couple Drops Plan To Sue For Marriage License
Posted June 23, 2004 4:14 a.m. EDT
DURHAM, N.C. — Two Durham men have decided not to sue for the right to get a marriage license.
Last month, District Judge Craig Brown dismissed a suit filed by Richard Mullinax and Perry Pike. The couple sued after the Durham County clerk's office denied them a marriage license.
Brown said he dropped the suit because he thought the case was a matter for a higher court.
The couple's lawyer said the pair is not refiling the suit right now for financial reasons.