Alabama Taxpayers May Have To Pay $200,000 In Legal Fees After Losing Marriage Equality Fight

It's always the taxpayers who lose, isn't it? 

After a lawsuit over the recognition of a same-sex couple's marriage and the adoption of one partner's child, the two lawyers who successfully represented the couples are looking to the state for reimbursement.

From Raw Story

"Attorneys David Kennedy and Christine Hernandez told that they filed a motion in U.S. District Court this week demanding that the state reimburse them for $99,175 and $98,535.

In July, the two attorneys won the right for Cari Searcy to legally adopt the biological son of her wife, Kim McKeand. In granting the adoption, Baldwin County Circuit Court Judge James Reid forced the state to fully recognize the couple’s marriage.

According to Kennedy, there was “precedent all over the country” for a state to reimburse legal fees after losing a major court battle.

'Near about any time someone makes a constitutional challenge in terms of challenging whether the law itself is constitutional or not, the federal law allows for recovery of attorney fees if you’re successful,' Kennedy said."

Read more»

Once again, the taxpayers are on the hook for the discriminatory practices of government officials. Voters may want to keep this mind come election time.