An ex-gay pastor who’s now a Minnesota legislator has filed paperwork to obtain marriage documents for several Minnesota couples who are seeking to become U.S. citizens.
Marilyn M. Smith, the founder and executive director of the International Association of Christian Marriage Professionals, filed paperwork on Thursday to obtain all the marriage documents, including the marriage certificate, from Minnesota’s marriage bureau.
Smith said she will not file a lawsuit on behalf of any of the couples.
“We will be able to obtain the documents if we have to,” she said.
Smith is an ex-Christian minister who has served as an excommunicated ex-Muslim.
She was recently rechristened as a Christian minister.
Mitt Romney, who served as the first Republican presidential candidate to officially endorse gay marriage, has said he supports marriage equality.