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Durham Same-Sex Couple Drops Plan To Sue For Marriage License

Posted June 23, 2004 4:14 a.m. EDT

— 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.