Tag Archives: same sex marriage

United States Supreme Court to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Arguments This Term

 The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari today to hear  four cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee on gay-marriage.  The cases were consolidated for argument. The Court agreed to hear Obergefell v. Hodges, Tanco v. Halsam, DeBoer v. Snyder and … Continue reading

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Wilson Files Motion for Stay with Fourth Circuit

Yesterday South Carolina Attorney General, Alan Wilson, filed a Motion for Stay or Continuance of Appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit regarding same-sex marriage.  The docket sheet can be found here.  The SCOTUS Blog has a … Continue reading

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Alan Wilson & the United States & South Carolina Supreme Courts

On Tuesday, November 18th, South Carolina Attorney General, Alan Wilson, filed an Application for an Emergency Stay with the United States Supreme Court.  Wilson asked the Court to grant a stay that “…last[s] while the appellate process is completed in … Continue reading

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July 28, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

Bostic v Schaefer Bositc and others sued Shaefer and other state officials seeking declaration that Virginia’s constitutional and statutory bans on same sex marriage violate the 14th Amendment. The district court granted summary judgment to Bostic and the other plaintiffs. … Continue reading

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Utah’s same sex ban held unconstituional

A split panel of eth 10th Circuit held Utah’s ban on same sex marriage violates the 14th Amendment. The opinion can be found here.

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4th Circuit hears oral arugmetns in Virginia same sex marraige appeal

A 4th Circuit panel (Judges Neimeyer, Gregory and Floyd) heard oral argument in Bostic v Shaefer this morning. This is the case challenging Virginia’s constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage. The argument can be heard here.

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June 26, 2013 United States Supreme Court opinions

United States v Windsor Windsor paid estate tax after her same sex spouse died. She sought a refund in district court arguing Section 3 of the defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The district court agreed and the 2nd Circuit … Continue reading

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