In addition to the U.S. Supreme Court considering the four marriage cases we lost at the Sixth Circuit, there is a lot more going on in marriage equality news to follow today.
In New Orleans, the 5th Circuit federal appellate court will hear oral arguments in the Louisiana marriage case we lost at the district court level in September (remember Judge Martin Feldman's strange, hateful opinion?) beginning at 9 am. The 5th Circuit will also hear oral arguments in the Texas marriage case we won at the district court level in February. The 5th Circuit will hear oral arguments in the Mississippi marriage case we won in November at the District Court level.
Oral arguments in each of those hearings will last for 30 minutes, and the Court will hear from DOMA lawyer Robbie Kaplan in the Mississippi case.
Earlier this week we took a look at the three judge panel – James E. Graves Jr., Patrick E. Higginbotham (pictured) and Jerry E. Smith – who would be hearing the cases today. Read up on it here.