Obergefell v. Hodges* (formerly Obergefell v. Himes, formerly Obergefell v. Wymyslo)

now at Supreme Court
Nature of Claims: 
Seeking only recognition of marriages entered by same-sex couples in other jurisdictions
ACLU; Gerhardstein & Branch Co., LPA; Newman & Meeks Co., LPA

Complaint filed 7/19/13. A permanent injunction was granted 12/23/13 requiring Ohio to recognize marriages validly entered by same-sex couples in other states on the death certificates of two men who married same-sex partners.  The state appealed.  On 5/20/14, the appeal in this case was ordered consolidated with the Henry v. Himes (now Henry v. Hodges) appeal for purposes of argument.  Oral argument was held 8/6/14.  On 11/6/14, the 6th Circuit reversed the ruling of the district court and upheld the state’s marriage ban.  On 11/14/14, the plaintiffs in the Henry and Obergefell cases filed a joint petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court.  See post-filing of cert. petition entries for the Henry v. Hodges case, above, which apply equally to this case.

Monday, April 28, 2014