Gay Marriage Amicus Brief Central
No. 14-556 Obergfell v. Hodges
No. 14-562 Tanco v. Haslam
No. 14-571 DeBoer v. Snyder
No. 14-572 Bourke v. Beshear
Certiorari Granted on January 16, 2015
Oral Argument Set for April 28, 2015
Brief for Petitioners Due on February 27, 2015
Brief of Respondents Due on March 27, 2015
Amicus Briefs in Support of Petitioners
*** Time to File Has Expired ***
Amicus Briefs in Support of Respondents
Estimated Deadline: Apr 1st to 3rd
(Seven Days After Respondents File)
Critical Next Steps
1. Schedule Your Filing with Supreme Court Press. Book Your Capacity Before it Fills.
2. You Must Be, or Represented by, a Member of the Supreme Court Bar
3. Request the Consent of the Parties to File an Amicus Brief.
Respondents Have Provided Blanket Consent.
You Must Still Try to Obtain Petitioners' Consent (See Contact Information Below)
Attorneys for Respondents:
Eric E. Murphy
Counsel of Record Office of the Attorney General
30 East Broad Street, 17th Fl.
Columbus, OH 43215-3428
Party name: Richard Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al.
Joseph F. Whalen
Associate Solicitor General
Office of the Attorney General
425 Fifth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243
Party name: Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee, et al.
Alphonse A. Gerhardstein
Gerhardstein & Branch Co. LPA
432 Walnut St., Suite 400
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Party name: James Obergefell, et al.
Latherow VanAntwerp, Monge, Jones, Edwards & McCann, LLP
P.O. Box 1111
Ashland, KY 41105
Party name: Steve Beshear, Governor of Kentucky
1. Whether Ohio's constitutional and statutory bans on recognition of marriages of same-sex couples validly entered in other jurisdictions violate the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
2. Whether Ohio's refusal to recognize a judgment of adoption of an Ohio-born child issued to a same-sex couple by the courts of a sister state violates the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the U.S. Constitution.