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Supreme Court holds that proponents of Prop 8 had no standing to appeal

The Supreme Court holds in Hollingsworth v. Perry that the proponents of Prop 8, ProtectMarriage, had no standing to appeal the case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Prop 8 case

The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s marriage equality ban.

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Three Utah couples challenge state constitution’s ban on marriage equality in federal court

Three same-sex couples file a lawsuit in a Utah district court challenging the state’s 2004 constitutional amendment restricting marriage to opposite-sex couples only.

Continue Leave a Comment March 25, 2013

Prop 8 proponents file final reply brief with Supreme Court

The proponents of Proposition 8 file their final Supreme Court brief in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case, just one week before oral arguments are scheduled at the Supreme Court. The proponents’ filing comes in response to the brief filed against Prop 8’s constitutionality by the plaintiffs challenging the law.

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Obama administration files Supreme Court brief challenging Prop 8’s constitutionality

The Solicitor General files a brief on behalf of the Obama administration with the Supreme Court arguing that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.

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Solicitor General asks Supreme Court to participate in Prop 8 oral argument

On the same day that it files an amicus brief with the Supreme Court arguing that Prop 8 is unconstitutional, the Solicitor General also submits a request to take part in oral argument before the Court. In his motion, the Solicitor General writes that “participation in oral argument by the United States will provide the Court with the government’s unique perspective on the question presented” and asks for 10 minutes of argument time.

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