9th Circuit Court to Hear Gay Marriage Arguments for Idaho, Nevada, and Hawaii

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On September 8th the 9th Circuit Court will hear oral arguments beginning at the James R Browning US Courthouse, 95 7th Street, San Francisco. The arguments concern laws banning marriage equality in Idaho, Nevada, and Hawaii. This announcement comes just days after the 7th Circuit Court agreed to hear cases concerning Indiana and Wisconsin. Since the Supreme Court’s June 2013 decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, the Seventh, Sixth, Tenth, and Fourth Circuits have heard oral arguments in marriage equality cases. The Tenth Circuit issued rulings on June 25th and July 17th in cases from Utah and Oklahoma. The Fourth Circuit issued a ruling on July 28th in a case from Virginia. All three decisions held that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry.

For the law school-inclined we have more details about who is representing whom after the jump…

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Boise, Idaho attorneys Deborah A. Ferguson and Craig Durham of Ferguson Durham LLP represent four same-sex couples challenging Idaho laws banning marriage equality. Lambda Legal and the law firms of O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Snell & Wilmer LLP represent eight same-sex couples challenging Nevada laws banning marriage. 


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