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South is new battleground for gay marriage Published: April 22, 2014

Seven people filed a federal class-action lawsuit Tuesday challenging Georgia's ban on same-sex marriage, according to USA TODAY.

The suit, by three gay couples and a woman who was unable to get recognized on the state death certificate when her longtime, same-sex spouse died, makes Georgia the last Southern state, and one of the last in the nation, to face a challenge to its ban on gay marriage.

"This lawsuit is really about these loving couples trying to protect their families in the same way that different-sex couples can do," said Tara Borelli, senior attorney with Lambda Legal, the national legal group seeking full recognition of the legal rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people.

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