Tag Archives: Sixth Circuit Court

Court Consolidates All Kim Davis Appeals

The Sixth Circuit Court today agreed to a Liberty Counsel request to consolidate all their various appeals on behalf of Kim Davis. Equality Case Files has the order: The defendant-appellant moves to consolidate these three appeals for briefing and submission. She also moves to extend the briefing schedule previously set in No. 15-5880 and for leave to exceed the word …

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Sixth Circuit Court To Kim Davis: Suck It

Another day, another smackdown for the Liberty Counsel and their star martyr. Talking Points Memo has the latest: A motion by Kim Davis — the anti-gay marriage clerk in Kentucky — to halt a requirement that she issue marriage licenses to gay couples was denied by a federal appeals court Tuesday. Davis is suing Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear (R) and …

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Kim Davis Appeals Contempt Ruling

The Liberty Counsel today filed notice that they are appealing the contempt ruling that has jailed Kim Davis since Thursday. Reuters reports: “The contempt order itself was unlawful,” Roger Gannam, a lawyer for Davis, told Reuters. Gannam is an attorney with Liberty Counsel, a Florida-based Christian religious advocacy organization that said it would back her legal fight. The notice of …

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Liberty Counsel To Sixth Circuit: Clerk Kim Davis Will Suffer “Irreversible Harm” If She Signs Even One Marriage License

Saying that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis will suffer “significant irreversible harm” if she’s forced to sign a single same-sex marriage license, last night the Liberty Counsel filed an emergency stay demand with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The filing followed federal Judge David Bunning’s amending of his earlier temporary stay order to add an August 31st expiration date …

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KENTUCKY: Judge Updates Ruling On Clerk Kim Davis, Sets August 31st Expiration For Stay On Marriage Order

US District Court Judge David Bunning today updated last week’s ruling on county clerk Kim Davis’ demand for a stay on his order that she must issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples. Today’s order clarifies that last week’s temporary stay expires on August 31st unless the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals acts sooner.  Via Equality Case Files, here is …

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Marriage Cases In Flux Due To SCOTUS

Marriage equality cases in several states have seen some action since Friday’s decision by the Supreme Court to hear the cases out of the Sixth Circuit Court. North Dakota: Yesterday a federal judge put that case on indefinite hold pending the final ruling from SCOTUS. There had been no action on that case since September. Georgia: Also yesterday the state …

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ALASKA: AG Craig Richards To Suspend Marriage Appeal Until SCOTUS Rules

“The Supreme Court announced today that it granted certiorari to four same-sex marriage cases. The court’s order makes it clear that it will address the same issues that are at the heart of the Alaska same-sex marriage case, which is on appeal before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. It is anticipated that the numerous ongoing cases across the country …

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Editorial Of The Day

From the editorial board of the New York Times: Justice Antonin Scalia, who has voted against constitutional protections for gays and lesbians at every opportunity, foresaw this moment more than a decade ago, when the court reversed its own precedent and banned state anti-sodomy laws. In the 2003 case of Lawrence v. Texas, Justice Kennedy wrote that the Constitution protects …

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NOM Money Begs On SCOTUS Decision

The news from SCOTUS is only a couple of hours old and the money begs are pouring in. This one from NOM is their third in three days on three separate issues. We are very pleased that the Supreme Court has chosen to review the 6th Circuit’s ruling that found in favor of voters’ right to define marriage as the …

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Eric Holder: Federal Government Will Back Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiffs At SCOTUS

“After the Justice Department’s decision not to defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court sent a powerful message that Americans in same-sex marriages are entitled to equal protection and equal treatment under the law. This landmark decision marked a historic step toward equality for all American families. “The Supreme Court has announced …

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Lambda Legal: What If We Lose?

“If the Supreme Court were to rule in the cases in which it today granted review that the U.S. Constitution does not protect same-sex couples’ right to marry and does not require states to respect marriages same-sex couples lawfully have entered in other jurisdictions, a number of issues would arise. “With respect to same-sex couples who already have married as …

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Prop 8 Backers Money Beg On SCOTUS: True Marriage Is Making A Comeback

“Finally, the outrageous rulings of activist judges around the nation–that nullified the will of millions of citizens who voted to preserve traditional marriage–will come under Supreme Court scrutiny. We could be on the cusp of a huge comeback for true marriage! I remain confident that the Supreme Court will uphold the states’ rights to define marriage. Even as Justice Anthony …

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Ryan Anderson On SCOTUS Decision

“Millions of citizens in these four states went to the polls and voted about the definition of marriage for state law. The majority of citizens in each state voted that the law should continue to recognize marriage as the union of a man and a woman. And last November, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that …

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LGBT Rights Groups React To SCOTUS

Freedom To Marry “The Supreme Court’s decision today begins what we hope will be the last chapter in our campaign to win marriage nationwide – and it’s time,” said Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry. “Freedom to Marry’s national strategy has been to build a critical mass of marriage states and critical mass of support for ending marriage discrimination, …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court To Consider All Four Cases From Sixth Circuit Court

Via SCOTUSblog: Taking on a historic constitutional challenge with wide cultural impact, the Supreme Court on Friday afternoon agreed to hear four new cases on same-sex marriage. The Court said it would rule on state power to ban gay and lesbian marriage and state power to refuse to recognize such marriages performed out of state. A total of one hour …

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