DeLeon v. Perry*

Nature of Claims: 
Seeking freedom to marry for unmarried same-sex couples and recognition of marriages entered by same-sex couples in other jurisdictions
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

The court granted plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction barring enforcement of the state’s ban on same-sex couples marrying or recognition of their out-of-state marriages on 2/26/14, but stayed the injunction pending appeal.  The state appealed.  On 3/7/14, the district court case also was stayed pending appeal.  On 4/14/14, the plaintiffs filed an opposed motion to expedite the appeal, which was denied on 5/21/14.  Appellant’s opening brief was filed on 7/28/14.  Appellees’ brief was filed on 9/9/14, and appellant’s reply brief was filed on 10/13/14.  On 10/6/14, appellees filed an opposed motion to expedite oral argument.  On 10/7/14, that motion was granted.  On 10/10/14, appellants filed their reply brief.  Argument was heard on 1/9/2015, along with the Robicheaux (Louisiana) and Campaign for Southern Equality (Mississippi) appeals. On 2/12/15, appellees filed a motion to lift the stay; on 2/19/15 appellants responded; and on 2/20/15 appellees filed a reply.

Friday, February 20, 2015