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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. The Court held, in a 5-4 decision, that no one had standing to appeal, and therefore the District Court's decision to strike down Proposition 8 remained ... read more >
On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Hollingsworth v. Perry. The Court held, in a 5-4 decision, that no one had standing to appeal, and therefore the District Court's decision to strike down Proposition 8 remained settled law, and gay marriage was legal in California.

On July 12, 2013, the California citizens who originally filed the petition that eventually became 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 that 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
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2013
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing PB-CA-0029 : Hollingsworth v. Perry (N.D. Cal.)
Docket(s)
S211990 (State Supreme Court)
PB-CA-0040-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/01/2013
Source: State Court Website
General Documents
Petition for Writ of Mandate and Request for Immediate Stay or Injunctive Relief; Memorandum of Points and Authorities [ECF# 1]
PB-CA-0040-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/12/2013
Source: State Court Website
Opposition to Petition for Writ of Mandate
PB-CA-0040-0003.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 07/22/2013
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Babione, Byron J. (Arizona) show/hide docs
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Campbell, James A. (Arizona) show/hide docs
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Carlyle, Huston Jr. (California) show/hide docs
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Connelly, Kenneth J (Arizona) show/hide docs
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Dalton, J. Caleb (Arizona) show/hide docs
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Fiedorek, Kellie M (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Hacker, David J (California) show/hide docs
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Nimocks, Austin R. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Pugno, Andrew Perry (California) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Alpert, Bruce Sheldon (California) show/hide docs
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Carden, Gerald O'Brien (California) show/hide docs
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Tran, Minh Cong (California) show/hide docs
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Whisenhunt, John F. (California) show/hide docs
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Woods, Douglas J. (California) show/hide docs
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Woodside, Steven M. (California) show/hide docs
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