Tag Archives: First Circuit Court

PUERTO RICO: First Circuit Court Boots Crackpot Judge Who Ruled Obergefell Doesn’t Apply In US Territories

Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: A federal appeals court on Thursday stated unambiguously that Puerto Rico’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages is unconstitutional, throwing a federal judge off a case after the judge had ruled in March that the ban was still in effect. “The district court’s ruling errs in so many respects that it is hard to know where ...

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PUERTO RICO: First Circuit Finally Rules Marriage Ban To Be Unconstitutional

Earlier this year the First Circuit punted on the appeal of Puerto Rico’s marriage case, saying that it would wait until SCOTUS rules. Today we finally got that decision. Via Lambda Legal: Today’s decision provides further recognition of the dignity and equality of LGBT people in Puerto Rico. We applaud the First Circuit for recognizing that Puerto Rico’s marriage ban ...

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First Circuit Punts On Puerto Rico Marriage

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PUERTO RICO: Liberty Counsel Seeks To File Brief In Marriage Equality Case

Last week the Puerto Rican government announced that it was dropping its opposition to same-sex marriage. Enter, as always, the Liberty Counsel: Today Liberty Counsel filed a motion seeking permission to file an Amicus Curiae brief at the First Circuit Court of Appeals in defense of Puerto Rico’s law memorializing that marriage is the union of one man and one ...

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PUERTO RICO: Government Considers Ending Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

Via El Nuevo Dia: The government of Puerto Rico is contemplating announcing this week a change of position and withdrawing its support for the Puerto Rican statute that recognizes marriage only as the union between a man and a woman. The position of the government of Puerto Rico is under review in the face of the written arguments that will ...

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PUERTO RICO: First Circuit Court Sets Briefing Schedule For Marriage Case

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PUERTO RICO: Lambda Legal To Appeal “Aberrant” Marriage Lawsuit Dismissal

Via press release from Lambda Legal: “The court’s ruling directly conflicts with the wave of recent decisions finding these marriage bans unconstitutional and perpetuates the discrimination and harm done to same-sex Puerto Rican couples and their families,” said Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Staff Attorney for Lambda Legal. “It defies the unmistakable import of the Windsor decision and flies in the face of ...

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