The three 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judges appeared ready to strike down Indiana’s law and Wisconsin’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying.
“She is the love of my life, and I will die with her.” Judges at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear their case, and others from Indiana and Wisconsin, on Tuesday morning.
Mary Bonauto and other lawyers at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders are now helping to represent the Utah couples fighting the state’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages.
“Ultimately, I just want to be able to live my life as the person that I am,” Manning says in a letter released to NBC News.
“[T]he reality is the dialogue is not enough. We need concrete action to change things in this country,” Attorney General Eric Holder says in Missouri.
Court grants stay of lower court ruling until it decides whether to hear an appeal of the case.
“The public needs to know what measures the government will be taking to prevent excessive or unnecessary force from being used in the future – not only in Ferguson, but in every town and city in the United States.”
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has said he is “firmly convinced” that Virginia’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages is unconstitutional. Nonetheless, he told the Supreme Court this week that “the controversial question” about the constitutionality of such bans “remains fraught with uncertainty.”
Guidance comes after more than two years.
From the death of Michael Brown to the police handling of the protests and beyond, the legal fallout is just starting, experts say.
“Nothing will be resolved until there is systemic change throughout this nation in the implicit and explicit bias against people of color …” representatives from 13 organizations write.
“We … call on the governor to rescind his order declaring a state of emergency,” the ACLU, NAACP, and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights write.
“It was very difficult to see anything once the curfew went into effect last night,” an Amnesty staffer says.
Without Supreme Court action, same-sex couples should be able to marry beginning Aug. 21.
Absent further action, same-sex couples will be able to marry in Virginia starting next week.
“We have helicopters working in the area,” St. Louis County Police communications center official says of the reason for the order.
Failure to provide the transgender inmate with medical treatment “violates her well-established constitutional right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment.”
“The nation looks to this Court to answer the question presented here.”
Cases challenging bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee likely will come down to Judge Jeffrey Sutton’s vote. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, on which Sutton sits, heard the cases Wednesday.
“This Court should grant the petition and answer, once and for all, the important question presented.”