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Further delay for briefing in Nevada same-sex marriage appeal

Briefing in the challenge to Nevada’s same-sex marriage ban has been delayed further. The new request for delay came from the defendants, who haven’t yet filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit appeal. The Ninth Circuit granted the request on December 20, allowing the brief to be filed 30 days from the date that order was issued.

Lambda Legal, who filed the case and brought the appeal on behalf of same-sex couples, filed their opening brief back in October, but the state and the Coalition for the Protection for Marriage, supporters of the marriage amendment who intervened in its defense, have requested several delays since then. The most recent order would have had them filing a brief on December 18, though now they have until late January.

The plaintiffs, same-sex couples, lost the case in district court and appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeals court is seen as liberal-leaning and pro-marriage equality, having written a now-vacated opinion affirming same-sex marriage in California in the Perry Prop 8 case.

The case is Sevcik v. Sandoval.

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