Tag Archives: Fifth Circuit Court

Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Marriage could be coming to Florida sooner than we expected. Plus, after last week’s big win, the Mississippi lawsuit is now on the fast track to an appeal. And Kansas just lost their latest attempt to hold back the start of marriage.”

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Tony Perkins Has The Mississippi Gladz

“Not everyone is taking the courts’ stampede to same-sex ‘marriage’ sitting down. In Mississippi, leaders won a moral victory from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals — which put the redefinition of marriage on ice, at least temporarily. Judges said they want to avoid the ‘extreme confusion, uncertainty, and chaos’ that is wreaking havoc on states like Utah, where couples …

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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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BREAKING: Fifth Circuit Extends Stay On Mississippi Marriage Pending Appeal

On November 26th, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and state Attorney General Jim Hood filed a motion with the Fifth Circuit Court which demanded an indefinite stay extension on the previous day’s marriage ruling by a federal district court. The lower court’s two week stay was scheduled to expire on December 10th and according to the state’s demand, unless an emergency …

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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 Asks Fifth Circuit To Extend Marriage Stay: Don’t Turn Us Into Utah

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and state Attorney General Jim Hood this afternoon filed a motion with the Fifth Circuit Court which demands an indefinite stay extension on yesterday’s ruling by a federal district court. That court’s stay is scheduled to expire in two weeks and according to today’s filing, unless an emergency extension is granted, there will be another “debacle” …

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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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TEXAS: Plaintiffs Demand Immediate Marriage Rights During Appeals Process

The plaintiffs in the Texas marriage equality suit today filed a demand for an immediate commencement of marriages while the appeals process in the Fifth Circuit Court continues. From today’s filing: The Court should immediately lift the stay because the Supreme Court’s actions following entry of the stay no longer support its continuance. The Supreme Court denied certiorari in appeals …

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LOUISIANA: Lambda Legal Files Appeal Of Marriage Ruling To Supreme Court

Via Lambda Legal: Lambda Legal and the lawyers representing Forum for Equality Louisiana and seven same-sex Louisiana couples today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review September’s U.S. District Court ruling upholding Louisiana’s discriminatory marriage ban. The groups are seeking U.S. Supreme Court review in advance of the hearing in the case, Robicheaux v. Caldwell, before the U.S. 5th Circuit …

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Launched: New Texas Marriage Campaign

Via press release from Freedom To Marry: Freedom to Marry, in partnership with Equality Texas, today launched a public education campaign to amplify the bipartisan momentum for the freedom to marry in the Lone Star State. The campaign, called Texas for Marriage, will highlight that support as well as the continued harms that committed gay couples face everyday until the …

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LOUISIANA: FRC Files Fifth Circuit Court Brief Against Same-Sex Marriage

Via press release from Tony Perkins: If you want to motivate voters, try trampling their right to self-govern. For more than a year, Americans have watched it happen in courtrooms across the country, as a handful of judges try to junk the marriage amendments passed by more than 41 million people. Yesterday, FRC did its part to stand with those …

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TEXAS: Fifth Circuit Sets January 5th Date For Start Of Marriage Appeal Hearing

(Via Chris Geidner)

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MISSISSIPPI: Today’s Front Page

Mississippi’s most-read newspaper today declared that the “days appear numbered” for that state’s ban on same-sex marriage. And that has local boy Bryan Fischer sputtering in familiar fashion. From the Clarion-Ledger: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Mississippi, could provide the catalyst for the Supreme Court to decide the gay marriage issue once and for all, nationwide. And …

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TEXAS: Fifth Circuit Court Agrees To Fast-Track Same-Sex Marriage Appeal

Via the San Antonio Express-News: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to fast-track its review of Texas’ ban on gay marriage, likely queuing up oral arguments in the case before the end of the year. On Tuesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans agreed to expedite oral arguments in the case. The request came …

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LOUISIANA: Lambda Legal Joins Appeal Team Before Fifth Circuit Court

Via press release: Lambda Legal is joining the legal team representing a total of seven Louisiana same-sex couples and the Forum for Equality Louisiana, the state’s LGBT rights organization, in their appeal to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals of last month’s U.S. District Court ruling upholding Louisiana’s discriminatory marriage ban. “Only one federal court since Windsor has concluded …

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Texas Haters Have The SCOTUS Sadz

“The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to not take up the lower court rulings undermines both marriage and the rule of law, and it effectively silences millions of Americans in these states that have supported marriage as the unique union of one man and one woman. The decision makes Texas even more important in the effort to uphold marriage …

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ADF: We Won’t Stop Fighting The Gays

“The court’s decision not to take up this issue now means that the marriage battle will continue. Several federal courts – including those in the 5th, 6th, 8th, and 11th circuits – still have cases working their way to the Supreme Court. ADF will continue to remain a leader in the critical effort for the freedom of the people. The …

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SCOTUSblog On Louisiana

SCOTUSblog on the confusing situation in Louisiana: A state judge in Louisiana, ordering state officials to treat as legal the California wedding of a same-sex couple, has struck down a state ban on such marriages — the same ban that was upheld in federal court earlier this month. The federal case is now awaiting an appeal to the U.S. Court …

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Robert Oscar Lopez To Fifth Circuit: Stop Gay Marriage Because I Was A Prostitute

Homocon horcrux Robert Oscar Lopez has filed a deranged amicus brief with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the ban on same-sex marriage in Texas. According to Lopez’ brief, gay parents escape punishment for abusing their children because child welfare authorities fear appearing bigoted. The brief goes on to accuse Frontiers writer Karen Ocamb of “issuing an …

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