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Case Name Huntsman v. Heavilin PB-FL-0014
Docket / Court CASE NO.: 2014-CA-305-K ( State Court )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Same-Sex Marriage
Case Summary
This case was brought in Monroe County court, in Florida, in April 2014 by private counsel on behalf of a same-sex couple together for more than a decade in Key West, FL. They claimed that Florida's ban on marriage for same-sex couples was unconstitutional.

On July 17, 2014, Chief ... read more >
This case was brought in Monroe County court, in Florida, in April 2014 by private counsel on behalf of a same-sex couple together for more than a decade in Key West, FL. They claimed that Florida's ban on marriage for same-sex couples was unconstitutional.

On July 17, 2014, Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia ordered the Monroe County Clerk to stop enforcing Florida's anti-marriage constitutional amendment, saying that marriage licenses should begin being issued in Monroe County on July 22. The ruling applied only to Monroe County, which covers the Florida Keys. According to news reports, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi appealed, triggering an automatic stay of the decision during the pendancy of the appeal. Chief Judge Garcia declined to lift that stay, as did the appellate court.

- 07/26/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
Sexual orientatation
General
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Marriage
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) Florida
Plaintiff Description A same-sex couple who were denied a marriage license in Florida.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Declaratory Judgment
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 2014 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Limited Partnership
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By: Thomas G. Miller
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Docket(s)
CAK14305 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 07/23/2014
PB-FL-0014-9000.pdf | Detail
State Court Website
General Documents
Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief 04/01/2014
PB-FL-0014-0002.pdf | Detail
Order on Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment 07/17/2014
PB-FL-0014-0001.pdf | Detail
Judges Garcia, Luis M. (State Trial Court)
PB-FL-0014-0001 | PB-FL-0014-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Hampton, Thomas L. (Florida)
PB-FL-0014-0002
Restivo, Bernadette (Florida)
PB-FL-0014-0002 | PB-FL-0014-9000
Vigil-Farinas, Elena (Florida)
PB-FL-0014-0002
Defendant's Lawyers Saunders, Ronald E. (Florida)
PB-FL-0014-9000
Tanenbaum, Adam S. (Florida)
PB-FL-0014-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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