Majors v. Jeanes (formerly Majors v. Horne)

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Summary

Lambda Legal has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on behalf of seven same-sex Arizona couples and the surviving spouses of two additional couples arguing that Arizona’s constitutional ban on marriage for same-sex couples violates the Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution.  Plaintiffs argue that Arizona’s exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage violates their right to equal treatment and freedom to marry, as protected by the U.S. Constitution.  This discriminatory system stigmatizes same-sex couples and their families, and treats them as inferior.

History

  • March 13, 2014: Lambda Legal, joined by pro bono co-counsel from Perkins Coie LLP, files the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Case Information

Status: Open

Clients

Nelda Majors and Karen Bailey; David Larance and Kevin Patterson; Michelle Teichner and Barbara Morrissey; Kathy and Jessica Young; Kelli Olson and Jennifer Hoelfe Olson; Kent Burbank and Vicente Talanquer; C.J. and Jesús Castro-Byrd; Patrick Ralph; and Josefina Ahumada

Attorneys

Lambda Legal
Jennifer C. Pizer, Senior Counsel
Carmina Ocampo, Staff Attorney
Joshua J. Johnson, Staff Attorney

Co-counsel
Perkins Coie LLP
Paul Eckstein
Daniel C. Barr
Kirsten Eidenbach
Alexis Danneman