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Case: Hollingsworth v. O'Connell

S211990 | California state trial court

Filed Date: June 26, 2013

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Hollingsworth v. Perry. The Court held, in a 5-4 decision, that no one had standing to appeal, and therefore the District Court's decision to strike down Proposition 8 remained settled law, and gay marriage was legal in California.On July 12, 2013, the California citizens who originally filed the petition that eventually became Proposition 8, filed suit in the California Supreme Court against the individual county clerks of each county i…

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Hollingsworth v. Perry. The Court held, in a 5-4 decision, that no one had standing to appeal, and therefore the District Court's decision to strike down Proposition 8 remained settled law, and gay marriage was legal in California.

On July 12, 2013, the California citizens who originally filed the petition that eventually became Proposition 8, filed suit in the California Supreme Court against the individual county clerks of each county in California. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sought an end to gay marriage in the state, arguing that the Supreme Court's ruling only applied to the specific couples named in the suit. On July 15, in a very brief opinion, the California Supreme Court denied the motion for a preliminary injunction that would have halted same-sex marriages in California.

On August 13, 2014, the petition for a writ of prohibition was denied. The Court (Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye) gave no legal reasoning.

Summary Authors

Jonathan Forman (7/31/2013)

Katherine Reineck (2/14/2016)

Related Cases

Perry v. Schwarzenegger, Northern District of California (2009)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Babione, Byron J. (Arizona)

Campbell, James A. (Arizona)

Carlyle, Huston Jr. (California)

Connelly, Kenneth J (Arizona)

Dalton, J. Caleb (Arizona)

Fiedorek, Kellie M (District of Columbia)

Hacker, David J (California)

Nimocks, Austin R. (District of Columbia)

Pugno, Andrew Perry (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Alpert, Bruce Sheldon (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Babione, Byron J. (Arizona)

Campbell, James A. (Arizona)

Carlyle, Huston Jr. (California)

Connelly, Kenneth J (Arizona)

Dalton, J. Caleb (Arizona)

Fiedorek, Kellie M (District of Columbia)

Hacker, David J (California)

Nimocks, Austin R. (District of Columbia)

Pugno, Andrew Perry (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Alpert, Bruce Sheldon (California)

Anderson, Sharon Louise (California)

Barratt-Green, Alison Alberta (California)

Basle, Jean-Rene (California)

Briggs, Kevin Burke (California)

Carden, Gerald O'Brien (California)

Carlson, Colleen June (California)

Chaitin, Wendy B (California)

Chrisos, Nicholas S (California)

Dahlem, Steven W (California)

Elliott, Janis Jean (California)

Fincher, James (California)

Gillott, Gregory George (California)

Goldner, Theresa A. (California)

Granger, Matthew Walter (California)

Grant, Anita (California)

Harris, Kamala D. (California)

Herrera, Dennis J. (California)

Keller, Ralph Henshaw III (California)

Ketelsen, John Thomas (California)

Knapp, Edward Lennon (California)

Krattli, John F. (California)

Lee, Mollie M. (California)

LiMandri, Charles Salvatore (California)

Longo, Margaret Erdle (California)

McKee, Charles J (California)

Montgomery, Thomas Edward (California)

Nelson, Douglas W (California)

Parker, Thomas R (California)

Ploeg, Rhetta Kay (California)

Prentice, David (California)

Rood, Michael Leroy (California)

Rudolph, Marshall Skaggs (California)

Settlemire, Richard Craig (California)

Seyman, John Thomas (California)

Stewart, Therese M. (California)

Stuhr, Gretchen Maria (California)

Tran, Minh Cong (California)

Walls, Pamela Jean (California)

Whisenhunt, John F. (California)

Woods, Douglas J. (California)

Woodside, Steven M. (California)

Wooten, David (California)

Ziegler, Donna Raylene (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Pachter, Tamar (California)

Powell, Daniel J (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

S211990

Docket

California state supreme court

Aug. 1, 2013

Aug. 1, 2013

Docket
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S211990

Petition for Writ of Mandate and Request for Immediate Stay or Injunctive Relief; Memorandum of Points and Authorities

California state supreme court

July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013

Pleading / Motion / Brief

S211990

Opposition to Petition for Writ of Mandate

California state supreme court

July 22, 2013

July 22, 2013

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

Last updated June 28, 2022, 3 a.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Same-Sex Marriage

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 26, 2013

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Original proposers of Proposition 8

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

California County Clerks, County

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

General:

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Marriage

Discrimination-basis:

Sexual orientation