Lesbian/Gay Law Notes – 2014 – Issue 08 – September

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Utah Petitions for Supreme Court Review of Marriage Equality Ruling

Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes filed their petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court on August 5, seeking review of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in Kitchen v. Herbert. At the Supreme Court, the case would be...

Florida Federal Court Rules for Marriage Equality

On August 21, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle granted a preliminary injunction to the plaintiffs in Brenner v. Scott, 2014 WL 4113100, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116684 (N.D. Fla.), a consolidation of two marriage equality cases, but stayed his ruling pending the...

Alaska Supreme Court Affirms Same-Sex Partner Death Benefits Ruling

On July 25, 2014, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that the surviving same-sex partner of a hotel employee who was shot and killed while at work may qualify to receive death benefits under Alaska's Workers’ Compensation Law. Harris v. Millennium Hotel, 2014 Alas. LEXIS...