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Our exciting new collaboration with The Civil Rights Clearinghouse


We here at EqualityOnTrial are excited to announce a new collaboration between us and the The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, a project of the University of Michigan Law School.  In the future, at the end of our posts on litigation, we’ll include a link to that case’s page on the Clearinghouse, where you can find a host of details about each specific case, including past legal documents, information on counsel and legal organizations and information on the judge or judges assigned to the case.

Here are a few words on the Clearinghouse from Professor Margo Schlanger, professor of law at the University of Michigan and the founder and director of the site:

The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse collects documents and information from civil rights cases in many specific case categories across the United States. It is available to scholars, teachers, students, policymakers, advocates, and the public, to allow greater understanding of civil rights litigation in this country.  The Clearinghouse maintains a large (and growing) collection of documents in same-sex marriage cases across the country.

We will of course continue to rely on the ever-knowledgable Kathleen and Equality Case Files for breaking news and filings, and we’re excited to provide you, our readers, with another outstanding reference source for all the information you could want pertaining to LGBT litigation across the U.S.

Check out the Clearinghouse yourself and take a look!


  • 1. Wynngard  |  January 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Let's see how timely this Clearinghouse website is: U.S. District Judge Terence Kern (no relation to Sally, presumably) rules Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional in the case Bishop v. Oklahoma United States. The ruling is stayed pending appeal.

    EDIT: Here is the full opinion.

  • 2. Seth From Maryland  |  January 14, 2014 at 2:24 pm


  • 3. KarlS  |  January 14, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Yes, it just came over one of the local Tulsa TV stations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • 4. Pat  |  January 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    HaHa, nice! After Utah, now Oklahoma! Some more heads are going to explode!
    Mississippi or Alabama would be sweet too 😀

  • 5. Steve  |  January 14, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Governor Failing is going to flip out. Expect some extreme ranting.

  • 6. Zack12  |  January 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    She'll of course fail to mention she committed adultery,is divorced and has a daughter that's been divorced twice and a son who has been divorced once.

  • 7. James  |  January 14, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Man, I came here hoping to post about Oklahoma too only to find myself 4 minutes (and 3 comments) too late. You guys are quick!

  • 8. Zack12  |  January 14, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    You thought the reactions out of Utah by the bigots were bad? I expect Oklahoma to be 100 times worse.
    Mary Fallin,Sally Kern,Don Nickles (the Senate sponser of DOMA back in 96),Tom Coburn,James Lankford and the most vicious homophobe in the Senate today Jim Inhofe all hail from there.
    And they've made their contempt for us known. Only good thing is will really show the animus towards us.

  • 9. KarlS  |  January 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Inhofe has made a bit of a secondary career bragging that there are no homosexuals in his extended family. As much as I despise him, I can't quite bring myself to tell him the happy truth.
    Can you imagine trying to come out to a vicious patriarch like that? Yikes.

  • 10. Zack12  |  January 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I honestly never wish a gay or lesbian person in a family like that.
    As we've seen from the number of homeless LGBT youth,love doesn't always conquer bigotry.

  • 11. Bruno71  |  January 14, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I hope one of his closer family members gets married to someone of the same sex in Oklahoma real soon.

  • 12. Wynngard  |  January 14, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I'm dying to see some statistics on the breakdown of marriage equality support in Oklahoma, as I can't seem to find any (neither can Wikipedia), and Oklahoma is possibly even redder than Utah.

  • 13. Mike in Baltimore  |  January 15, 2014 at 11:07 am

    The current list of bigots is amazing, considering OK provided Carl Albert as a Representative who became Speaker of the US House during the 1970s.

    I didn't always agree with Congressman Albert, but I agreed with him MUCH more than I disagreed with him. He certainly was much more liberal than any of the current crop of state and Federal officials.

  • 14. davep  |  January 14, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    PAGE 30 of the ruling pdf says THIS:


  • 15. Zack12  |  January 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Good,I'm tired of something that was ruled on 41 years ago when no state had marriage equality,you could be thrown in prison in half of the country for being gay and most gays and lesbians were still in the closet being used as precedent today.

  • 16. Margo Schlanger  |  January 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Posting on the Clearinghouse right now: We'll add a bit to this case in the next few days, but we now have the opinion displaying. Thanks!

  • 17. Equality On TrialEquality&hellip  |  January 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm

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