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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Six Marriage Equality Cases in One Day on August 6

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is lining up the cases for a pretty impressive combo score on August 6th and will be hearing six discrete marriage equality cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.

6thcircuitFrom the National Center for Lesbian Rights:

On August 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit will hear oral argument in six marriage equality cases--the most marriage cases that any federal circuit court has ever heard in a single day, and the fourth argument to be heard by a federal circuit court since the United States Supreme Court's decision last summer striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Federal Judges Martha Craig Daughtrey, Jeffrey S. Sutton, and Deborah L. Cook will hear the challenges to laws banning marriage equality in Kentucky (two cases), Michigan, Ohio (two cases), and Tennessee. The National Center for Lesbian Rights is representing plaintiffs in Tennessee, American Civil Liberties Union is representing plaintiffs in Ohio, and Lambda Legal is representing plaintiffs in Ohio.

Oral arguments will begin at 1pm ET at the Potter Stewart Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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  1. I think you meant, "six distinct cases".

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jul 31, 2014 9:13:30 AM

  2. Oh my... 6th Circuit - 6 Cases - On the 6th

    6 - 6 - 6

    Can't you just hear those Christian fundies already... "Those Anti-Christ judges!" "The End Times are here!!"

    Posted by: AdamTh | Jul 31, 2014 9:30:04 AM

  3. No, discrete (not to confused as it commonly is with "discreet") is correct. Discrete means "individually separate and distinct."

    Posted by: Robert | Jul 31, 2014 9:30:57 AM

  4. This could be a dicey case. 2 GWB & 1 Clinton.

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 31, 2014 9:39:09 AM

  5. This should be interesting.

    Three judge panel, two George W appointees, and one Clinton.

    Assuming they decide correctly, it will be fun to see fundies attacking judges appointed by their most recent Prez.

    Posted by: Bob Kegeles | Jul 31, 2014 12:18:44 PM

  6. I just had a flash of that "Modern Family" episode in Florida, where Mitchell is trying to help Gloria with a prostitution charge and winds up defending half of the accused in the courtroom, one after the other, in a "justice marathon." This could be entertaining.

    Posted by: Dback | Jul 31, 2014 12:31:11 PM

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