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Case Name Morgan v. Snyder PB-MI-0008
Docket / Court 1:14-cv-00632-GJQ ( W.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Same-Sex Marriage
Case Summary
On June 11, 2014, plaintiffs, a gay couple, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, under 42 U.S.C. 1983, against the State of Michigan and Kent County, Michigan. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and ... read more >
On June 11, 2014, plaintiffs, a gay couple, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, under 42 U.S.C. 1983, against the State of Michigan and Kent County, Michigan. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that State's refusal to recognize their out-of-state marriage violated the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Earlier, In DeBoer v. Snyder, compress summary

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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Full faith and credit
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-basis
Sexual orientatation
General
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Marriage
Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Race, unspecified
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Kent County, Michigan
State of Michigan
Plaintiff Description Plaintiffs are two men married in New York State. They are seeking recognition of their marriage in their home state of Michigan.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
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-MI-0004 : DeBoer v. Snyder (E.D. Mich.)
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’s 1975 Marriage is Valid
The Pride L.A.
Written: Jun. 07, 2016
By: Troy Masters
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:14-cv-00632 (W.D. Mich.) 12/23/2014
PB-MI-0008-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/11/2014
PB-MI-0008-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Motion to Stay 08/11/2014 (W.D. Mich.)
PB-MI-0008-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Staying Case 12/23/2014 (W.D. Mich.)
PB-MI-0008-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Quist, Gordon Jay (W.D. Mich.)
PB-MI-0008-0001 | PB-MI-0008-0002 | PB-MI-0008-0003 | PB-MI-0008-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Myott, Stephanie D. (Michigan)
PB-MI-0008-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Booth, Joshua O. (Michigan)
PB-MI-0008-9000
Grossi, Christina M. (Michigan)
PB-MI-0008-9000
Howell, Linda S. (Michigan)
PB-MI-0008-9000
Murphy, Michael F (Michigan)
PB-MI-0008-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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