Case: Bassett v. Snyder

2:12-cv-10038 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: Jan. 5, 2012

Closed Date: 2015

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Case Summary

On January 5, 2012, several same-sex couples in long-term, committed relationships filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against the State of Michigan. The plaintiffs, represented by the national and state ACLU and by private counsel, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Declaratory Judgment Act, claiming that Michigan Public Act 297 of 2011 (the "Public Employee Domestic Partner Benefit Restriction Act"), violated their rights under the Fourteent…

On January 5, 2012, several same-sex couples in long-term, committed relationships filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against the State of Michigan. The plaintiffs, represented by the national and state ACLU and by private counsel, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Declaratory Judgment Act, claiming that Michigan Public Act 297 of 2011 (the "Public Employee Domestic Partner Benefit Restriction Act"), violated their rights under the Fourteenth Amendment. Specifically, plaintiffs alleged that "by stripping family health care benefits only from the committed same-sex domestic partners of certain gay and lesbian public employees within the State of Michigan while allowing public employees' other family members access to such benefits, and by preventing public employers from offering such benefits to employees' same-sex domestic partners in the future," the State was in violation of the equal protection clause and the substantive component of the due process clause. Plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief.

On March 2, 2012, the State moved to dismiss the complaint, and on March 7, the plaintiffs moved for a preliminary injunction. A hearing on both motions was held on August 7. Almost a year later, and following the Supreme Court's ruling in U.S. v. Windsor, the court granted in part and denied in part the defendant's motion to dismiss and granted the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction (2013 WL 3285111). The court dismissed the plaintiffs' due process claim, but allowed their equal protection claim to proceed. The preliminary injunction forbade enforcement of Michigan Public Act 297 while the litigation was ongoing.

In mid February 2014, both the State and the plaintiffs filed motions for summary judgment. The court [Judge David M. Lawson] granted the plaintiff's request for summary judgment on November 12, 2014, and granted a permanent injunction of the Michigan Public Act 297 of 2011.

Summary Authors

Christopher Schad (8/27/2012)

Jonathan Forman (7/25/2013)

Benjamin St. Pierre (11/2/2014)

People

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Judge(s)

Hluchaniuk, Michael J. (Michigan)

Lawson, David M. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Crawford, Amy E. (Illinois)

Goad, Amanda C. (New York)

Kaplan, Jay (Michigan)

Knight, John A. (Illinois)

Moss, Kary L. (Michigan)

Steinberg, Michael J. (Michigan)

Weidenhammer, Bradley H. (Illinois)

Welch, Donna M. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Hluchaniuk, Michael J. (Michigan)

Lawson, David M. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Crawford, Amy E. (Illinois)

Goad, Amanda C. (New York)

Kaplan, Jay (Michigan)

Knight, John A. (Illinois)

Moss, Kary L. (Michigan)

Steinberg, Michael J. (Michigan)

Weidenhammer, Bradley H. (Illinois)

Welch, Donna M. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Donnelly, Mark E. (Michigan)

Nelson, Margaret A. (Michigan)

Schuette, Bill (Michigan)

Wood, Rock A (Michigan)

Other Attorney(s)

Hayden, Andrea E. (Michigan)

Singer, Abraham (Michigan)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Murphy, Michael F (Michigan)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit) Civil Docket for Case #: 2:12-cv-10038-DML-MJH

Feb. 25, 2015 Docket
9

First Amended Complaint

Feb. 17, 2012 Complaint
18

Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction

March 7, 2012 Pleading / Motion / Brief
67

Motion Hearing

Aug. 13, 2012 Transcript
68

Defendant's Supplemental Brief Scope of Injunctive Relief

Aug. 21, 2012 Pleading / Motion / Brief
69

Plaintiffs' Supplemental Brief on the Appropriate Scope of Injunctive Relief

Aug. 21, 2012 Pleading / Motion / Brief
75

Opinion and Order Granting In Part and Denying In Part Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and Granting Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction

951 F.Supp.2d 939

June 28, 2013 Order/Opinion
84

Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment

Feb. 14, 2014 Pleading / Motion / Brief
88

Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment

Feb. 17, 2014 Pleading / Motion / Brief
103

Opinion and and Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment, Denying Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment, and Granting Permanent Injunction

59 F.Supp.3d 837

Nov. 12, 2014 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4291947/bassett-v-snyder/

Last updated May 19, 2022, 10:09 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT filed by All Plaintiffs against All Plaintiffs. Plaintiff requests summons issued. Receipt No: 0645−3323908 − Fee: &#036 350. County of 1st Plaintiff: Washtenaw − County Where Action Arose: Washtenaw − County of 1st Defendant: Washtenaw. [Previously dismissed case: No] [Possible companion case(s): None] (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D) (Steinberg, Michael) (Entered: 01/05/2012)

Jan. 5, 2012
2

SUMMONS Issued for *Richard Snyder* (KKra) (Entered: 01/09/2012)

Jan. 9, 2012

A United States Magistrate Judge of this Court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 636c and FRCP 73. The Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge form is available for download at http://www.mied.uscourts.gov (KKra) (Entered: 01/09/2012)

Jan. 9, 2012
3

NOTICE of Appearance by Amanda C. Goad − NOT SWORN on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Goad − NOT SWORN, Amanda) (Entered: 01/09/2012)

Jan. 9, 2012
4

NOTICE of Appearance by John A. Knight − NOT SWORN on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Knight − NOT SWORN, John) (Entered: 01/11/2012)

Jan. 11, 2012
6

NOTICE of Appearance by Mark E. Donnelly on behalf of Richard Snyder. (Donnelly, Mark) (Entered: 01/20/2012)

Jan. 20, 2012
7

NOTICE of Appearance by Margaret A. Nelson on behalf of Richard Snyder. (Nelson, Margaret) (Entered: 01/20/2012)

Jan. 20, 2012
8

ORDER to Extend Time to file an answer or other responsive pleading to 1 Complaint filed by Doak Bloss, Joe Breakey, Theresa Bassett, Gerardo Ascheri, Barbara Ramber, Carol Kennedy, Jolinda Jach, Peter Ways. Response due by 3/2/2012 Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (DTof) (Entered: 02/03/2012)

Feb. 3, 2012
9

AMENDED COMPLAINT filed by All Plaintiffs against All Defendants. NEW PARTIES ADDED. (Steinberg, Michael) (Entered: 02/17/2012)

Feb. 17, 2012
10

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Amy E. Crawford − NOT SWORN appearing on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Crawford − NOT SWORN, Amy) (Entered: 02/22/2012)

Feb. 22, 2012
11

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Donna M. Welch appearing on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Welch, Donna) (Entered: 02/22/2012)

Feb. 22, 2012
12

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Bradley H. Weidenhammer − NOT SWORN appearing on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Weidenhammer − NOT SWORN, Bradley) (Entered: 02/22/2012)

Feb. 22, 2012
13

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Status Conference set for 3/8/2012 02:00 PM before District Judge David M. Lawson (DTof) (Entered: 02/29/2012)

Feb. 29, 2012
14

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Scheduling Conference set for 3/8/2012 02:00 PM before District Judge David M. Lawson **See notice for further information, conference is a status and scheduling conference** (DTof) (Entered: 02/29/2012)

Feb. 29, 2012
15

MOTION to Dismiss and Brief in Support by Richard Snyder. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1A−D −legislative analyses of PA 297, # 3 Exhibit 2 − Ann Arbor News article, # 4 Exhibit 3 − Detroit News article) (Nelson, Margaret) (Entered: 03/02/2012)

March 2, 2012
16

MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Richard Snyder. (Nelson, Margaret) Modified on 3/5/2012 (DTyl). [EX PARTE MOTION TO EXCEED PAGE LIMIT] (Entered: 03/02/2012)

March 2, 2012
17

Amended MOTION to Dismiss with Brief in support by Richard Snyder. (Nelson, Margaret) Modified on 3/6/2012 (DTyl). [CORRECTED MOTION TO DISMISS] (Entered: 03/05/2012)

March 5, 2012
18

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Gerardo Ascheri, Theresa Bassett, Doak Bloss, Joe Breakey, Jolinda Jach, Michelle Johnson, Carol Kennedy, Denise Miller, Barbara Ramber, Peter Ways. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit A − Benefit Restriction Act, # 3 Exhibit B − Kalamazoo Criteria, # 4 Exhibit C − AAPS Fact Sheet, # 5 Exhibit D − Ingham Cty Criteria, # 6 Exhibit E − KVCC Household Member Program, # 7 Exhibit F − AG Op No. 7171, # 8 Exhibit G−1 through 13 − Articles, # 9 Exhibit H − Schuette v. MCSC) (Steinberg, Michael) Modified on 3/8/2012 (DTyl). [EXHIBITS CONTINUED IN DOCKET ENTRY # 21] (Entered: 03/07/2012)

March 7, 2012
19

DECLARATION by Jay D. Kaplan re 18 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by All Plaintiffs (Steinberg, Michael) (Entered: 03/07/2012)

March 7, 2012
20

MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by All Plaintiffs. (Steinberg, Michael) (Entered: 03/07/2012)

March 7, 2012
21

EXHIBIT re 18 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by All Plaintiffs (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit J − Snyder Letter, # 2 Exhibit K − Senate Analysis, # 3 Exhibit L − Budget Office Report, # 4 Exhibit M − House Briefer, # 5 Exhibit N − AAPS Personnel Expenditures, # 6 Exhibit O − Dollars and Sense, # 7 Exhibit P − USAG Letter, # 8 Exhibit Q − Williams Inst Memo, # 9 Exhibit R − Mich Crime Report, # 10 Exhibit S − Crime Report, # 11 Exhibit T−1 through T10, Declarations, # 12 Exhibit U − Badgett Declaration, # 13 Exhibit V−1 through V−2B, Declarations, AAPS Fact Sheet, Resolution) (Steinberg, Michael) (Entered: 03/08/2012)

March 8, 2012
22

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE re 19 Declaration, 20 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by All Plaintiffs (Steinberg, Michael) (Entered: 03/08/2012)

March 8, 2012
23

NOTICE of Appearance by Michael J. Steinberg on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Steinberg, Michael)[FILING ERROR: DOCUMENT IS AN APPEARACNCE FOR JAY KAPLAN] Modified on 3/8/2012 (DPer). (Entered: 03/08/2012)

March 8, 2012
24

NOTICE of Appearance by Jay Kaplan on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Kaplan, Jay) (Entered: 03/08/2012)

March 8, 2012
25

ORDER granting 16 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (DTof) (Entered: 03/08/2012)

March 8, 2012

Minute Entry − Scheduling/Status Conference held on 3/8/2012 before District Judge David M. Lawson. (DTof) (Entered: 03/08/2012)

March 8, 2012
26

PRELIMINARY CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER:( Discovery related to the motions in this case due by 5/15/2012 ), Set Motion and R&R Deadlines/Hearings as to 15 MOTION to Dismiss and Brief in Support , 17 Amended MOTION to Dismiss with Brief in support , 18 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction :( Responses due by 5/29/2012 , Replies due by 6/12/2012 , Motion Hearing set for 6/29/2012 02:30 PM before District Judge David M. Lawson ) Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (Refer to image for additional dates) (DTof) (Entered: 03/09/2012)

March 9, 2012
27

ORDER granting 20 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (DTof) (Entered: 03/12/2012)

March 12, 2012
28

ANSWER to Amended Complaint with Affirmative Defenses by Richard Snyder. (Nelson, Margaret) (Entered: 03/22/2012)

March 22, 2012
29

MOTION to Reschedule Hearing Date by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of John A. Knight in Support of Motion) (Goad − NOT SWORN, Amanda) (Entered: 03/27/2012)

March 27, 2012
30

ORDER granting 29 Motion to Reschedule Motion Hearing. Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (DTof) (Entered: 03/30/2012)

March 30, 2012
31

NOTICE of hearing on 15 MOTION to Dismiss and Brief in Support , 17 Amended MOTION to Dismiss with Brief in support , 18 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction. Motion Hearing RESET for 8/7/2012 01:30 PM before District Judge David M. Lawson (DTof) (Entered: 03/30/2012)

March 30, 2012
32

MOTION for Leave to File an Amicus Curiae Brief in support of Plaintiffs' case and their Motion for Preliminary Injunction on behalf of Michigan Pride At Work, The Service Employees International Union−Lavender Caucus, Communication Workers Of America−Committee On Equity And Civil Rights, Labor Council For Latin American Advancement−Lansing And The Sugar Law Center For Economic And Social Justice. (DWor) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

April 2, 2012
33

STIPULATED ORDER Setting Time to Respond to Discovery. Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (DTof) (Entered: 04/10/2012)

April 10, 2012
34

STIPULATED ORDER Amending Preliminary Case Management Order ( Discovery due by 5/29/2012 ), Set Motion and R&R Deadlines/Hearings as to 15 MOTION to Dismiss and Brief in Support , 17 Amended MOTION to Dismiss with Brief in support , 18 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction :( Responses due by 6/12/2012 , Replies due by 7/3/2012 ) Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (DTof) (Entered: 05/04/2012)

May 4, 2012
35

ORDER granting 32 Motion for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief. Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (DTof) (Entered: 05/04/2012)

May 4, 2012
36

MOTION Motion to Compel by All Plaintiffs. (Crawford − NOT SWORN, Amy) (Entered: 05/25/2012)

May 25, 2012
38

MOTION for Leave to File by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex. 1, # 2 Exhibit Ex. 2.A, # 3 Exhibit Ex. 2.B, # 4 Exhibit Ex. 2.C − 2.L, # 5 Exhibit Ex. 3.A, # 6 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 1, # 7 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 2, # 8 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 3, # 9 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 4, # 10 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 5, # 11 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 6, # 12 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 7, # 13 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 8, # 14 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 9, # 15 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 10, # 16 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 11, # 17 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 12, # 18 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 13, # 19 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 14, # 20 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 15, # 21 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 16, # 22 Exhibit Ex. 3.B Part 17, # 23 Exhibit Ex. 3.C, # 24 Exhibit Ex. 3.D, # 25 Exhibit Ex. 3.E, # 26 Exhibit Ex. 3.F, # 27 Exhibit Ex. 3.G) (Crawford − NOT SWORN, Amy) Modified on 6/11/2012 (DTyl). [EX.2.B IS DUPLICATE OF EX.2.A AND ATTORNEY TO FILE EX. 2.B] (Entered: 06/08/2012)

June 8, 2012
39

DECLARATION by A. Crawford re 38 MOTION for Leave to File filed by All Plaintiffs (Crawford − NOT SWORN, Amy) (Entered: 06/08/2012)

June 8, 2012
40

RESPONSE to 36 MOTION Motion to Compel filed by Richard Snyder. (Donnelly, Mark) (Entered: 06/08/2012)

June 8, 2012
41

EXHIBIT re 38 MOTION for Leave to File by All Plaintiffs (Crawford − NOT SWORN, Amy) (Entered: 06/11/2012)

June 11, 2012
42

DECLARATION by Theresa Bassett and Carol Kennedy re 21 Exhibit,, Amended Declarations filed by All Plaintiffs (Crawford − NOT SWORN, Amy) (Entered: 06/12/2012)

June 12, 2012
43

RESPONSE to 18 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction with Certificate of Service filed by Richard Snyder. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, et al.) (Nelson, Margaret) (Entered: 06/12/2012)

June 12, 2012
44

MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by All Plaintiffs. (Crawford − NOT SWORN, Amy) (Entered: 06/12/2012)

June 12, 2012
45

RESPONSE to 17 Amended MOTION to Dismiss with Brief in support filed by All Plaintiffs. (Crawford − NOT SWORN, Amy) (Entered: 06/12/2012)

June 12, 2012
46

NOTICE by All Plaintiffs of withdrawal of 38 MOTION for Leave to File Additional Materials in Support of their Motion for Preliminary Injunction . (Crawford − NOT SWORN, Amy) (Entered: 06/13/2012)

June 13, 2012
47

MOTION for Leave to File Additional Materials in Support of Their Motion for Preliminary Injunction by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit) (Crawford − NOT SWORN, Amy) (Entered: 06/13/2012)

June 13, 2012
48

DECLARATION by Amy Crawford re 47 MOTION for Leave to File Additional Materials in Support of Their Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by All Plaintiffs (Crawford − NOT SWORN, Amy) (Entered: 06/13/2012)

June 13, 2012
49

REPLY to Response re 36 MOTION Motion to Compel a Deposition Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(6) filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits 1 and 2) (Crawford − NOT SWORN, Amy) (Entered: 06/15/2012)

June 15, 2012
50

ORDER granting 44 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (DTof) (Entered: 06/18/2012)

June 18, 2012
51

ORDER granting 47 Motion for Leave to File. Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (DTof) (Entered: 06/18/2012)

June 18, 2012
52

ORDER REFERRING MOTION for hearing and determination to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Hluchaniuk: 36 MOTION Motion to Compel filed by Doak Bloss, Joe Breakey, Theresa Bassett, Denise Miller, Gerardo Ascheri, Barbara Ramber, Carol Kennedy, Jolinda Jach, Michelle Johnson, Peter Ways. Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (DTof) (Entered: 06/18/2012)

June 18, 2012
54

REPLY to Response re 18 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction with Certificate of Service filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2) (Knight, John) (Entered: 07/06/2012)

July 6, 2012
55

AFFIDAVIT of John Knight re 54 Reply to Response to Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by All Plaintiffs. (Knight, John) (Entered: 07/06/2012)

July 6, 2012
56

STIPULATED ORDER Extending Time to Reply and Page Limits. Set Motion and R&R Deadlines/Hearings as to 15 MOTION to Dismiss and Brief in Support , 17 Amended MOTION to Dismiss with Brief in support , 18 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction :( Replies due by 7/6/2012 ) − Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (DTof) (Entered: 07/06/2012)

July 6, 2012
57

REPLY to Response re 15 MOTION to Dismiss and Brief in Support filed by Richard Snyder. (Nelson, Margaret) (Entered: 07/06/2012)

July 6, 2012
58

Amicus Curiae BRIEF by City of Ann Arbor (Postema, Stephen) Modified on 7/20/2012 (DTof).[DOCUMENT READS MOTION TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF] (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 13, 2012

Set/Reset Deadlines as to 36 MOTION Motion to Compel. Telephonic Motion Hearing reset for 7/18/2012 03:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Hluchaniuk. (THal) (Entered: 07/16/2012)

July 16, 2012

Minute Entry − Telephonic Motion Hearing held on 7/18/2012 re 36 MOTION to Compel filed by Doak Bloss, Joe Breakey, Theresa Bassett, Denise Miller, Gerardo Ascheri, Barbara Ramber, Carol Kennedy, Jolinda Jach, Michelle Johnson, Peter Ways before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Hluchaniuk. Disposition: Taken under advisement. (Tape #FTR − Flint) (THal) (Entered: 07/19/2012)

July 18, 2012
59

MOTION Leave to file Amicus Curiae Brief re 18 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Louis Padnos Iron and Metal Company, Cengage Learning Holdings II, L.P.. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit A − Center for American Progress 2007 Study, # 3 Exhibit B − The Williams Institute October 2011 Study, # 4 Exhibit C − EBRI 2009 Fact Sheet re Domestic Partner Benefits, # 5 Exhibit D − Hewitt Survey (2000), # 6 Exhibit E − Hewitt Survey (2005), # 7 Exhibit F − Michigan DP Benefits Fact Sheet, # 8 Exhibit G − Corporate Statements for the United States Senate, # 9 Exhibit H − More U.S. Employers Seen Adding Benefits for Domestic Partners, # 10 Exhibit I − NCSL State Employment Health Benefits Report, # 11 Exhibit J − AASCU article re Domestic Partner Benefits, # 12 Exhibit K − Universities Veto Bill Banning Partner Benefits, # 13 Exhibit L − Louisville Mayor Statement, # 14 Exhibit M − Capitol News Service article, # 15 Exhibit N − Special Message from Governor Snyder, # 16 Exhibit O − Testimony of Professor Peter Hammer, # 17 Exhibit P − Majority of Students at Odds with State Policies, # 18 Exhibit Q − The Williams Institute Memo re Financial Effects of Domestic Partner Benefits on State of Arizona) (Singer, Abraham) (Entered: 07/19/2012)

July 19, 2012
60

ORDER granting 58 Motion for Leave to File; granting 59 Motion for leave to file and Deeming Amicus Curiae Briefs Filed − Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (DTof) (Entered: 07/20/2012)

July 20, 2012
61

ORDER denying 36 Motion to compel. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael Hluchaniuk. (Chubb, D) (Entered: 07/23/2012)

July 23, 2012
62

EXHIBIT Corrected Exhibit 1 re 47 MOTION for Leave to File Additional Materials in Support of Their Motion for Preliminary Injunction by All Plaintiffs (Crawford, Amy) (Entered: 07/30/2012)

July 30, 2012
63

Second MOTION File Additional Materials in Support of Their Motion for Preliminary Injunction by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2

July 31, 2012
65

ORDER denying 63 Motion to file additional materials. Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (DTof) (Entered: 08/06/2012)

Aug. 6, 2012
66

NOTICE of Appearance by Andrea E. Hayden on behalf of Cengage Learning Holdings II, L.P., Louis Padnos Iron and Metal Company. (Hayden, Andrea) (Entered: 08/07/2012)

Aug. 7, 2012

Minute Entry − Motion Hearing held on 8/7/2012 re 15 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Richard Snyder, 17 Amended MOTION to Dismiss filed by Richard Snyder 18 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Doak Bloss, Joe Breakey, Theresa Bassett, Denise Miller, Gerardo Ascheri, Barbara Ramber, Carol Kennedy, Jolinda Jach, Michelle Johnson, Peter Ways before District Judge David M. Lawson. Disposition: Taken under advisement.(Court Reporter Rene Twedt) (DTof) (Entered: 08/07/2012)

Aug. 7, 2012
67

TRANSCRIPT of Motion Hearing held on 08/07/2012. (Court Reporter: Rene L Twedt) (Number of Pages: 57) The parties have 21 days to file with the court and Court Reporter a Redaction Request of this transcript. If no request is filed, the transcript may be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 days. Redaction Request due 9/4/2012. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/13/2012. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/13/2012. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date, the transcript is publicly available. (Twedt, R) (Entered: 08/13/2012)

Aug. 13, 2012
68

SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF re 15 MOTION to Dismiss and Brief in Support , 43 Response to Motion, filed by Richard Snyder. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1 − Lee v USDC Ohio) (Nelson, Margaret) (Entered: 08/21/2012)

Aug. 21, 2012
69

SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF re 18 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1 − Hearing Transcript Excerpt) (Crawford, Amy) (Entered: 08/21/2012)

Aug. 21, 2012
70

AMENDED 21 Exhibit,, 18 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by All Plaintiffs Declarations (Crawford, Amy) (Entered: 09/07/2012)

Sept. 7, 2012
71

Third MOTION to file additional materials re 18 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by All Plaintiffs. (Steinberg, Michael) (Entered: 02/04/2013)

Feb. 4, 2013
72

RESPONSE to 71 Third MOTION to file additional materials re 18 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Richard Snyder. (Nelson, Margaret) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013
73

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Attorney Abraham Singer by Cengage Learning Holdings II, L.P., Louis Padnos Iron and Metal Company. (Singer, Abraham) (Entered: 02/21/2013)

Feb. 21, 2013
74

ORDER denying 71 Motion to File Additional Materials. Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (DTof) (Entered: 02/22/2013)

Feb. 22, 2013
75

OPINION and ORDER Granting in part and denying in part 15 Motion to Dismiss; Granting in part and denying in part 17 Amended Motion to Dismiss; Granting 18 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (SJa) (Entered: 06/28/2013)

June 28, 2013
76

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Status Conference set for 9/5/2013 11:00 AM before District Judge David M. Lawson (SJa) (Entered: 07/22/2013)

July 22, 2013

Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge David M. Lawson: Status Conference held on 9/5/2013 Disposition: New dates set. (SJa) (Entered: 09/05/2013)

Sept. 5, 2013
77

AMENDED Preliminary Case Management and Scheduling Order. ( Plaintiff Expert Disclosures Exchanged by 11/15/13, Defendant Expert Disclosures Exchanged by 12/16/13, Discovery Cutoff due by 1/31/14, Dispositive Motion Cut−off set for 2/17/2014, Motions Challenging Experts due by 2/17/2014, Motion Hearing set for 4/15/2014 03:00 PM before District Judge David M. Lawson ), Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (SJa) (Entered: 09/27/2013)

Sept. 27, 2013
78

NOTICE of Appearance by Michael F. Murphy on behalf of All Defendants. (Murphy, Michael) (Entered: 01/21/2014)

Jan. 21, 2014
79

NOTICE of Appearance by Rock A. Wood on behalf of Richard Snyder. (Wood, Rock) (Entered: 01/23/2014)

Jan. 23, 2014
80

NOTICE of Change of Address/Contact Information by Jay Kaplan on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Kaplan, Jay) (Entered: 01/23/2014)

Jan. 23, 2014
81

STIPULATION Regarding Authenticity and Admissibility of Documents by All Plaintiffs (Kaplan, Jay) (Entered: 01/23/2014)

Jan. 23, 2014
82

STIPULATION to extend time by All Defendants (Nelson, Margaret) (Entered: 02/03/2014)

Feb. 3, 2014
83

ORDER AMENDING SCHEDULING. See image for deadlines. Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (SPin) (Entered: 02/05/2014)

Feb. 5, 2014
84

MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support by Richard Snyder. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 1 − December 22, 2011 ltr, # 3 2 − Commission Minutes, # 4 3 − PA 297 process, # 5 4 −Governments Offering Benefits, # 6 5 − Dep of Skrobola, # 7 6 − Dep of Dolehanty, # 8 7 − Dep of Schlack, # 9 8− Dep of Comsa, # 10 9 − Eligible Adult Benefits, # 11 10 − Price Expert Report, # 12 11 − AG v Civil Serv Comm) (Nelson, Margaret) (Entered: 02/14/2014)

Feb. 14, 2014
85

MOTION in Limine with Brief in Support by Richard Snyder. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit A − Dep of Badgett, # 3 Exhibit B − Report and Expert, # 4 Exhibit C − Data Chart) (Nelson, Margaret) (Entered: 02/14/2014)

Feb. 14, 2014
86

MOTION in Limine to Exclude Testimony of Joseph Price by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit MCLA 15 581 − 15 585, # 2 Exhibit J. Price Report, # 3 Exhibit J. Price Deposition Excerpts) (Crawford, Amy) (Entered: 02/17/2014)

Feb. 17, 2014
87

MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages in support of plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment by All Plaintiffs. (Knight, John) (Entered: 02/17/2014)

Feb. 17, 2014
88

MOTION for Summary Judgment by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit A − Public Employee Domestic Partner Benefit Restriction Act, # 3 Exhibit B − Kalamazoo, Other Qualified Adult Criteria, # 4 Exhibit C − Ann Arbor Public Schools, Other Eligible Adult Benefits Fact Sheet, # 5 Exhibit D − Ingham County, Other Qualified Adult Criteria, # 6 Exhibit E − Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Household Member Program, # 7 Exhibit F − Attorney General Opinion No. 7171, # 8 Exhibit G (Group) − House Press Releases, # 9 Exhibit H − Schuette v. Mich. Civil Serv. Commn, # 10 Exhibit I − House Fiscal Agency Legislative Analysis, # 11 Exhibit J − Letter from Rick Snyder, Governor, to Michigan House of Representatives, # 12 Exhibit K − Senate Fiscal Agency Bill Analysis, # 13 Exhibit L − State Budget Office, State Spending from State Sources Paid to Units of Local Government, # 14 Exhibit Q − Williams Institute Memorandum, # 15 Exhibit S − Sexual Orientation and Housing Discrimination in Michigan, # 16 Exhibit V (Group) − Collard and Comsa Declarations, # 17 Exhibit 1 − 7/27/12 Corrected Declaration of Mary Lannoye in Support of Plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction, # 18 Exhibit 2 (Group) − Bohnet and Schlack Deposition and Documents, # 19 Exhibit 3 (Group) − Discovery Answers, # 20 Exhibit 6 − 8/7/12 Preliminary Injunction Hearing Transcript Excerpts, # 21 Exhibit 7 − 1/31/14 Defendants Answers to Plaintiffs Third Set of Interrogatories, # 22 Exhibit 8 − 1/22/14 Defendants Responses to Plaintiffs Second Set of Requests for Admissions, # 23 Exhibit 9 − 2/16/14 Supplemental Declaration and Expert Report of M.V. Lee Badgett, # 24 Exhibit 10 − 2014 House Fiscal Agency, Background Briefing: School Aid, # 25 Exhibit 11 − 1/27/14 Declaration of Timothy J. Dolehanty, # 26 Exhibit 12 − 2/12/14 Declaration of Robyn Wilkerson, # 27 Exhibit 13 − 2/13/14 David Comsa Deposition Excerpts and Exhibits, # 28 Exhibit 14 − 2/3/14 Joseph Price Deposition Excerpts and Exhibit, # 29 Exhibit 15 − 2/6/14 Jerome Post Deposition Excerpts, # 30 Exhibit 16 − 2/6/14 Thomas Skrobola Deposition Excerpts and Exhibit, # 31 Exhibit 17 − Michigan Incident Crime Reporting, 2012 Hate/Bias Crime Report, # 32 Exhibit 18 (Group) − Plaintiffs' Declarations, # 33 Exhibit 19 − 1/23/14 Plaintiffs and Defendants Stipulation Regarding Authenticity and Admissibility of Documents) (Knight, John) (Entered: 02/17/2014)

Feb. 17, 2014
89

EXHIBIT 13 (CORRECTED) re 88 MOTION for Summary Judgment by All Plaintiffs (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 13 − 2/13/14 David Comsa Deposition Excerpts and Deposition Exhibits 2, 3 and 6) (Knight, John) (Entered: 02/18/2014)

Feb. 18, 2014
90

NOTICE OF HEARING on 85 MOTION in Limine with Brief in Support , 86 MOTION in Limine to Exclude Testimony of Joseph Price , 88 MOTION for Summary Judgment , 84 MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support . Motion Hearing set for 4/15/2014 03:30 PM before District Judge David M. Lawson (SJa) (Entered: 02/24/2014)

Feb. 24, 2014
91

RESPONSE to 86 MOTION in Limine to Exclude Testimony of Joseph Price filed by All Defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit) (Murphy, Michael) (Entered: 03/03/2014)

March 3, 2014
92

RESPONSE to 85 MOTION in Limine with Brief in Support filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit A − Badgett Transcript, # 3 Exhibit B − Badgett Declaration, # 4 Exhibit C − Badgett Expert Report, # 5 Exhibit D − Responses to Badgett Subpoena, # 6 Exhibit E − Index of Selected Badgett Docs, # 7 Exhibit F − Q&A re Ann Arbor OEI Data, # 8 Exhibit G − Badgett Notes, # 9 Exhibit H − December 2011 Emails, # 10 Exhibit I − Eastern Mich U. Report, # 11 Exhibit J − FOIA Response, # 12 Exhibit K − Price Deposition Excerpts) (Knight, John) (Entered: 03/03/2014)

March 3, 2014
93

ORDER Granting 87 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Signed by District Judge David M. Lawson. (SJa) (Entered: 03/06/2014)

March 6, 2014
94

REPLY to Response re 85 MOTION in Limine with Brief in Support filed by All Defendants. (Murphy, Michael) (Entered: 03/10/2014)

March 10, 2014
95

RESPONSE to 88 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Richard Snyder. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 12 − Excerpts of Joseph Price) (Nelson, Margaret) (Entered: 03/10/2014)

March 10, 2014
96

REPLY to Response re 86 MOTION in Limine to Exclude Testimony of Joseph Price filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Deposition Excerpts) (Crawford, Amy) (Entered: 03/10/2014)

March 10, 2014
97

RESPONSE to 84 MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 4) (Crawford, Amy) (Entered: 03/10/2014)

March 10, 2014
98

REPLY to Response re 84 MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support filed by Richard Snyder. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 13 − Order Granting Temporary Stay) (Nelson, Margaret) (Entered: 03/24/2014)

March 24, 2014

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Same-Sex Marriage

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 5, 2012

Closing Date: 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Several same-sex couples in long-term, committed relationships.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

The State of Michigan, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Marriage

Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Sexual orientatation