Lesbian/Gay Law Notes – 2014 – Issue 10 – November

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9th Circuit Strikes Nevada and Idaho Same-Sex Marriage Bans

It is getting really hard to write seriously about the “arguments” made by marriage equality opponents in litigation across the country. In Latta v. Otter, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 19152, 2014 WL 4977682 (Oct. 7, 2014), released the day after the U.S. Supreme Court denied...

Alaska Joins the Marriage Equality Column

Over the protest of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell, who vowed to undertake what appeared to be a futile appeal, U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess issued a surprise marriage equality ruling on Sunday, October 12, in Hamby v. Parnell, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 145876,...

Wyoming Marriage Equality Began on October 21

State authorities in Wyoming announced on October 20 that Attorney General Peter Michael would file a notice with the U.S. District Court on Tuesday, October 21, certifying that the state would not appeal U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl’s Order, filed on Friday,...

Federal Court in Puerto Rico Dismisses Marriage Equality Case

U.S. District Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez ruled on October 21, 2014, that he was bound by a precedential decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal on behalf of Puerto Rican same-sex couples seeking either to...