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Same-Sex Marriage

This collection brings together cases that sought to legalize same-sex marriage, or to invalidate refusals to recognize state-law same-sex marriages. It includes the two cases that the Supreme Court decided in June 2013, the four decided in June 2015, and many more.

The four cases before the Supreme Court in 2015 were Obergefell v. Kasich (OH), Love v. Beshear (KY), Tanco v. Haslam (TN), and DeBoer v. Snyder (MI). In each the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals had held that the state's ban on same-sex marriage was constitutional. The Supreme Court reversed on June 26, 2015.
The two cases before the Supreme Court in 2013 were the California Prop. 8 case (PB-CA-0029 in this Clearinghouse) and Windsor, the DOMA case from the Second Circuit (PB-NY-0017 in this Clearinghouse). In the California case, the Court found that nobody had standing to appeal, and therefore vacated the 9th Circuit's opinion, leaving in place the District Court's injunction requiring same-sex marriage in California. In the DOMA case, the Court found that DOMA's Section 3, barring federal recognition of same-sex marriages lawful under state law, was unconstitutional.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Alford v. Moulder
3:16-cv-00350-DPJ-FKB (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
State of Mississippi
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MS-0006
Coding Complete
2 Carson v. Heigel
3:16-cv-00045-MGL (D.S.C.)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
State of South Carolina
State Registrar of Vital Statistics
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-SC-0005
Coding Complete
3 Texas v. United States
7:15-cv-00056-O (N.D. Tex.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Labor
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-TX-0010
Coding Complete
4 In Re: King
n/a (State Court)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Alabama Probate Judges
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-AL-0009
Coding Complete
5 Hedgepeth v. Davis
1:15-cv-00067-CG-C (S.D. Ala.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
State of Alabama
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-AL-0010
Coding Complete
6 Searcy v. Davis
1:15-cv-00104 (S.D. Ala.)
Filed 2015 - Closed 2015
Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-AL-0011
Mobile County
Coding Complete
7 Hathcote v. Green
2:15-cv-00273-WMA (N.D. Ala.)
Filed 2015 - Closed
Blount County, Alabama Probate Court
Blount County, Alabama Probate Court
PB-AL-0012
Blount County
Coding Complete
8 Roe v. Patton
2:15-cv-00253-DB (D. Utah)
Filed 2015 - Closed
Utah
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-UT-0003
Coding Complete
9 Miller v. Davis
0:15-cv-00044-DLB (E.D. Ky.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Kim Davis
County Clerk
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-KY-0006
Rowan County
Coding Complete
10 Campaign for Southern Equality v. Mississippi Department of Human Services
3:15-cv-00578-DPJ-FKB (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 2015 - Closed 2016
State of Mississippi
Mississippi Department of Human Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MS-0005
Coding Complete
11 Pareto v. Ruvin
2014-001661-CA-01 (State Court)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
Clerk of the Courts of Miami-Dade County
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-FL-0013
Miami-Dade County
Coding Complete
12 Connolly v. Brewer
2:14-cv-0024-JWS (D. Ariz.)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2015
State of Arizona
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-AZ-0003
Coding Complete
13 Wolf v. Walker
3:14-cv-00064-slc (W.D. Wis.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
Wisconsin
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-WI-0002
Coding Complete
14 Barrier v. Vasterling
1416-­CV03892 (State Court)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2014
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MO-0004
Coding Complete
15 Forum for Equality Louisiana v. Barfield
2:14-cv-00327 (E.D. La.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
State of Louisiana
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-LA-0005
Coding Complete
16 McDaniel-Miccio v. State of Colorado
2014-CV-30731 (State Court)
Filed 2014 - Closed
State of Colorado
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CO-0004
Coding Complete
17 Evans v. Utah
2:14-CV-00055 (D. Utah)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
The State of Utah
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-UT-0002
Coding Complete
18 Henry v. Wymyslo
1:14-CV-00129 (S.D. Ohio)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
Cincinnati Health Department
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-OH-0004
Hamilton County
Coding Complete
19 Cowger v. United States
1:14-cv-335 (N.D. Ohio)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2014
United States of America
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-OH-0005
Coding Complete
20 Love v. Pence
4:14-cv-00015-RLY-TAB (S.D. Ind.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
Indiana
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-IN-0004
Coding Complete
21 Baskin v. Bogan
1:14-cv-0355-TWP-MJD (S.D. Ind.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
Boone County
Penny Bogan, Clerk of Boone County
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-IN-0005
Boone County
Coding Complete
22 Fujii v. Governor, State of Indiana
1:14-cv-00404-RLY-TAB (S.D. Ind.)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2014
State of Indiana
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-IN-0006
Coding Complete
23 Bowling v. Pence
1:14-cv-0405-SEB-DKL (S.D. Ind.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
State of Indiana
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-IN-0007
Coding Complete
24 Lee v. Pence
1:14-cv-0406-JMS-DKL (S.D. Ind.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
State of Indiana
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-IN-0008
Coding Complete
25 Gibson v. Himes
1:14-cv-00347-MRB (S.D. Ohio)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
State of Ohio
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-OH-0006
Coding Complete
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