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Case Name Hollingsworth v. O'Connell PB-CA-0040
Docket / Court S211990 ( State Court )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Same-Sex Marriage
Case Summary
On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Hollingsworth v. Perry (PB-CA-29). The Court held, in a 5-4 decision, that nobody had standing to appeal, and therefore the District Court's decision to strike down Proposition 8 remained settled law and that gay marriage was legal in ... read more >
On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Hollingsworth v. Perry (PB-CA-29). The Court held, in a 5-4 decision, that nobody had standing to appeal, and therefore the District Court's decision to strike down Proposition 8 remained settled law and that gay marriage was legal in California.

On July 12, 2013, the California citizens who originally filed the petition that would eventually become Proposition 8 filed suit in the California Supreme Court against the individual county clerks of each county in California. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sought an end to gay marriage in the state, arguing that the Supreme Court's ruling only applied to the specific couples named in the suit. On July 15, in a very brief opinion, the California Supreme Court denied the motion for a preliminary injunction which would have halted same-sex marriages in California.

On August 13, 2014, the petition for a writ of prohibition was denied. The Court (Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye) gave no legal reasoning.

Jonathan Forman - 07/31/2013
Katherine Reineck - 02/14/2016


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-basis
Sexual orientatation
General
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Marriage
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action State law
Defendant(s) California County Clerks
Plaintiff Description Original proposers of Proposition 8
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing PB-CA-0029 : Hollingsworth v. Perry (N.D. Cal.)
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Limited Partnership
http://www.limitedpartnershipmovie.com/
By: Thomas G. Miller
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  United States Government says L.A. Gay Couple‚Äôs 1975 Marriage is Valid
The Pride L.A.
Written: Jun. 07, 2016
By: Troy Masters
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Docket(s)
S211990 (State Supreme Court) 08/01/2013
PB-CA-0040-9000.pdf | Detail
State Court Website
General Documents
Petition for Writ of Mandate and Request for Immediate Stay or Injunctive Relief; Memorandum of Points and Authorities 07/12/2013
PB-CA-0040-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opposition to Petition for Writ of Mandate 07/22/2013
PB-CA-0040-0003.pdf | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Babione, Byron J. (Arizona)
PB-CA-0040-0001 | PB-CA-0040-9000
Campbell, James A. (Arizona)
PB-CA-0040-0001 | PB-CA-0040-9000
Carlyle, Huston Jr. (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Connelly, Kenneth J (Arizona)
PB-CA-0040-0001 | PB-CA-0040-9000
Dalton, J. Caleb (Arizona)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Fiedorek, Kellie M (District of Columbia)
PB-CA-0040-0001 | PB-CA-0040-9000
Hacker, David J (California)
PB-CA-0040-0001 | PB-CA-0040-9000
Nimocks, Austin R. (District of Columbia)
PB-CA-0040-0001 | PB-CA-0040-9000
Pugno, Andrew Perry (California)
PB-CA-0040-0001 | PB-CA-0040-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Alpert, Bruce Sheldon (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Anderson, Sharon Louise (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Barratt-Green, Alison Alberta (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Basle, Jean-Rene (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Briggs, Kevin Burke (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Carden, Gerald O'Brien (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Carlson, Colleen June (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Chaitin, Wendy B (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Chrisos, Nicholas S (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Dahlem, Steven W (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Elliott, Janis Jean (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Fincher, James (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Gillott, Gregory George (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Goldner, Theresa A. (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Granger, Matthew Walter (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Grant, Anita (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Harris, Kamala D. (California)
PB-CA-0040-0003
Herrera, Dennis J. (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Keller, Ralph Henshaw III (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Ketelsen, John Thomas (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Knapp, Edward Lennon (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Lee, Mollie M. (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
LiMandri, Charles Salvatore (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Longo, Margaret Erdle (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
McKee, Charles J (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Montgomery, Thomas Edward (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Nelson, Douglas W (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Parker, Thomas R (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Ploeg, Rhetta Kay (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Prentice, David (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Rood, Michael Leroy (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Rudolph, Marshall Skaggs (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Settlemire, Richard Craig (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Seyman, John Thomas (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Stewart, Therese M. (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Stuhr, Gretchen Maria (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Tran, Minh Cong (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Walls, Pamela Jean (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Whisenhunt, John F. (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Woods, Douglas J. (California)
PB-CA-0040-0003
Woodside, Steven M. (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Wooten, David (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Ziegler, Donna Raylene (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Other Lawyers Pachter, Tamar (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000
Powell, Daniel J (California)
PB-CA-0040-9000

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