New York (AP) - Two new lawsuits have been filed on behalf of gay and lesbian couples in four states to challenge a 1996 law that denies federal benefits to married gay couples.
The lawsuits were filed Tuesday in federal courts in
The lawsuits follow in the steps of a separate one in
The filing of multiple lawsuits will likely result in several rulings in different federal court districts. That could increase the likelihood that the Supreme Court will eventually consider the issue.