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GALVESTON, Texas -- A Galveston man has filed a lawsuit in federal court that seeks to overturn the state s ban on same-sex marriage.

Domenico Nuckols, 60, is representing himself in the suit filed Tuesday in federal court in Galveston against Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Nuckols references a June 26 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, meaning the federal government can t discriminate against married gay or lesbian couples when it comes to federal benefits.

Click here to read more at The Galveston County Daily News.

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