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Federal Appeals Court In Cincinnati To Hear Four States' Marriage Cases In August

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee on Aug. 6.

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On Monday, the court announced that oral arguments in all of the cases — challenges to bans on same-sex couples' marriages or recognition of those marriages in each state in the circuit — are set for 1 p.m. Aug. 6 in Cincinnati:


The arguments in the 6th Circuit will be the third federal appeals court to hear marriage arguments since last June's Supreme Court decision striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.


The 10th Circuit heard appeals from Utah and Oklahoma in April, and the 4th Circuit heard Virginia's appeal in May. The 9th Circuit is due to hear appeals from Nevada and Idaho in September.

Chris Geidner is a Supreme Court correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

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