Tag Archives: Campaign For Southern Equality

NORTH CAROLINA: Magistrates Refusal Bill Passes House In 66-44 Vote

The Campaign For Southern Equality reacts: “It is shameful that this bill has passed our legislature. It is nothing more than state sanctioned discrimination and a naked attempt to make a political statement without much care for how it hurts and demeans others. To be certain, if this bill becomes law, it will invite a new round of court challenges. ...

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Plaintiffs Arrive At Fifth Circuit Court

Follow the action on Twitter at #5thCircuit. Oral arguments begin at 10AM eastern time.

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MISSISSIPPI: Fifth Circuit Sets 1/9 Date For Oral Arguments In Marriage Appeal

Yesterday the Fifth Circuit declined to consolidate the Mississippi case with the cases out of Louisiana and Texas, but today the court did schedule Mississippi to be heard on the same day as the other two. Also yesterday the Fifth Circuit granted Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant an indefinite stay extension while the appeal is being considered. A lower court’s stay ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Fifth Circuit Denies Request For Same Hearing As Texas & Louisiana

The Fifth Circuit Court today agreed to have the same panel of judges hear oral arguments in the marriage cases out of Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana. However the court refused the Campaign For Southern Equality’s request to consolidate all three cases. Texas and Louisiana are scheduled to be heard on January 9th. The expedited date for the Mississippi hearing has ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Plaintiffs Ask Fifth Circuit Court For Expedited Review

The Campaign For Southern Equality and DOMA attorney Roberta Kaplan have petitioned the Fifth Circuit Court for an expedited review of the ruling that overturned Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage. On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Bryant and state Attorney General Jim Hood appealed that ruling to the Fifth Circuit, which is already scheduled to hear oral arguments in the Texas and ...

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MISSISSIPPI: State Files Notice Of Appeal

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and state Attorney General Jim Hood today filed notice that they will appeal yesterday’s marriage ban ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court, whose jurisdiction includes that state, Louisiana, and Texas. The Fifth Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the Texas and Louisiana cases on January 5th and it seems likely that Mississippi will be ...

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BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down Mississippi Same-Sex Marriage Ban,
Ruling Is Stayed For Two Weeks

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MISSISSIPPI: County Clerks Prepare For The Legalization Of Same-Sex Marriage

Via the Clarion-Ledger: County circuit clerks across the state of Mississippi are preparing for the possibility of potentially thousands of same-sex couples arriving at courthouses to apply for marriage licenses. If U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves strikes down Mississippi’s gay marriage ban and does not put a temporary hold on same-sex marriages, county clerks will likely be flooded with long ...

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Mississippi Paper: Federal Judge Very Likely To Overturn Gay Marriage Ban

From the Clarion-Ledger: If U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves doesn’t grant the preliminary injunction sought against Mississippi’s gay marriage ban, it will surprise most of the people in his courtroom on Wednesday. Reeves grilled the state’s defense of its gay marriage ban on almost every issue raised during the roughly five hours of arguments presented in a hearing for ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Marriage Case Rests After State “Stumbles” In Anti-Gay Arguments

Via the Clarion-Ledger: New York-based attorney Roberta Kaplan presented a rapid-fire case for her clients, which include two Mississippi same-sex couples with children: Carla Webb and Joce Pritchett; and Rebecca Bickett and Andrea Sanders. At times excusing herself for speaking too quickly, Kaplan rattled off her reasons why she believes the state’s gay-marriage ban violates the constitution and her clients’ ...

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Meanwhile In Mississippi…

DOMA attorney Roberta Kaplan and her team are making oral argument today in Mississippi’s marriage equality case. Kaplan has demanded a summary judgment while the case proceeds.

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MISSISSIPPI: State Files Opposition To Immediate Gay Marriage Request

At a hearing to be held tomorrow, DOMA attorney Roberta Kaplan will lead the legal team seeking to overturn Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage. Last night Gov. Phil Bryant filed a motion in opposition to Kaplan’s request that marriages commence immediately while the lawsuit proceeds. Via the Associated Press: Bryant and Attorney General Jim Hood responded that the 5th U.S. ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Marriage Case Is This Week

Via the Campaign for Southern Equality: A federal challenge to Mississippi’s law banning same-sex marriage (Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant) was filed on October 20 in the Southern District of Mississippi on behalf of two same-sex couples, – Andrea Sanders and Rebecca Bickett, and Jocelyn Pritchett and Carla Webb – and the Campaign for Southern Equality. A hearing on ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Edith Windsor’s Legal Team Files New Marriage Equality Lawsuit

From the Campaign For Southern Equality: “As the lawyers who represented Edie Windsor, we are so honored to be able to file this case today on behalf of Rebecca Bickett, Andrea Sanders, Jocelyn Pritchett, Carla Webb, and the Campaign for Southern Equality. The Supreme Court took a gigantic step forward last year in Windsor, and since then, dozens of courts ...

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Right Now In South Carolina

South Carolina’s attorney general has vowed to continue defending his state’s same-sex marriage ban despite Monday’s ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. But tell that to our heroes in Greenville. Follow their live-tweeting.

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