June 30, 2014
In a new order, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has expedited the briefing schedule in challenges to Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban. As previously reported, three cases were consolidated in the appeals court, and a stay was granted, halting marriages in the state.
The new briefing schedule allows all briefs to be filed at the beginning of August:
1.The briefs and required short appendices of the appellants are due by July 15, 2014.
2.The briefs of the appellees are due by July 29, 2014.
3.The reply briefs of the appellants, if any, are due by August 5, 2014.
The court has also called for a response to Lambda Legal’s request for the state of Indiana to continue recognizing the legal same-sex marriage of a couple with one terminally-ill spouse.
Thanks to Kathleen Perrin for these filings