Case: Robicheaux v. Caldwell

2:13-cv-05090 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Filed Date: July 16, 2013

Closed Date: 2015

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Case Summary

On July 16, 2013, a Louisiana resident, who had legally married his husband in Iowa, filed a lawsuit against the State of Louisiana in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that Louisiana laws which denied recognition of valid, out-of-state same-sex marriages were unconstitutional. Specifically, the plaintiff alleged that Section 15 of th…

On July 16, 2013, a Louisiana resident, who had legally married his husband in Iowa, filed a lawsuit against the State of Louisiana in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that Louisiana laws which denied recognition of valid, out-of-state same-sex marriages were unconstitutional. Specifically, the plaintiff alleged that Section 15 of the Louisiana Constitution and Louisiana Civil Code article 3520 violated the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and that non-recognition of legal marriages violated the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution.

The plaintiff filed an amended complaint on Aug. 9, 2013. On Sept. 26, 2013, the defendant filed a motion to dismiss the case for improper venue and to transfer the case to the Middle District of Louisiana. On Oct. 16, 2013, the court ordered counsel for both sides to submit supplementary papers to the court by Oct. 30, 2013, addressing whether the venue was appropriate. In an opinion dated Nov. 26, 2013, and filed on Nov. 27, 2013, the court granted the motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction based on sovereign immunity, and denied as moot the motion to dismiss or transfer the case for improper venue. Reconsideration was denied on Jan. 13, 2014.

On Jan. 21, 2014, the court ordered that the present case be consolidated with another case, no. 2014-cv-00097. On Jan. 23, 2014, the plaintiffs in the newly consolidated action moved the court to de-consolidate their cases, though the court denied this motion on Jan. 27, 2014.

Additionally, on Mar. 18, 2014, the court ordered Forum for Equality Louisiana v. Barfield consolidated with the present case.

After these consolidations, the plaintiffs consisted of six same-sex couples, all of whom lived in Louisiana and were lawfully married in other states.

Judge Martin L. C. Feldman rendered judgment on Sept. 3, 2014, granting the defendants' motion for summary judgment. The opinion explained that the court found Louisiana's decision to neither permit nor recognize same-sex marriage to be supported by a rational basis, because of the state's interest in defining the meaning of marriage though the democratic process. This was the first federal court opinion to uphold a same-sex marriage ban following the Supreme Court's 2013 decision in Windsor v. U.S.; several dozen other opinions had come out the other way.

On Sept. 5, 2014, the plaintiffs appealed the decision.

While the appeal was still pending, on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court decided Obergefell v. Hodges. In a 5-4 opinion authored by Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court held that the right to marry is fundamental and that it demeans gay and lesbian couples to deprive them of access to marriage. Thus, the Fourteenth Amendment does not allow states to ban same-sex marriage.

On July 2, 2015, in line with the new precedent from the Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court's decision so that judgment could be entered in favor of the plaintiffs. 791 F.3d 616. The district court did so the same day. 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90202. On Oct. 8, 2015, the parties reached a settlement agreement with respect to attorney's fees and costs, though the outcome of these negotiations is not known.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Carlyn Williams (11/4/2013)

Megan Dolan (9/10/2014)

Virginia Weeks (3/9/2018)

Elizabeth Greiter (3/22/2018)

Related Cases

Windsor v. United States, Southern District of New York (2010)

Obergefell v. Hodges, Southern District of Ohio (2013)

Forum for Equality Louisiana v. Barfield, Eastern District of Louisiana (2014)

People

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Judge(s)

Feldman, Martin Leach-Cross (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Spivey, Scott J. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Freel, Angelique Duhon (Louisiana)

Thornhill, Jessica M.P. (Louisiana)

Judge(s)

Feldman, Martin Leach-Cross (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Spivey, Scott J. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Freel, Angelique Duhon (Louisiana)

Thornhill, Jessica M.P. (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Oct. 8, 2015 Docket
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Complaint

July 16, 2013 Complaint
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Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Aug. 9, 2013 Complaint
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Order and Reasons [Denying Leave to File Third Amended Complaint]

986 F.Supp.2d 749

Jan. 13, 2014 Order/Opinion
131

Order and Reasons

2 F.Supp.3d 910

Sept. 3, 2014 Order/Opinion
00513102305

Judgment

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

791 F.3d 616

July 2, 2015 Order/Opinion

Resources

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Robicheaux v. Caldwell

Constitutional Accountability Center

On September 3, 2014, District Judge Martin Feldman of the Eastern District of Louisiana became the first federal judge to uphold a state’s discriminatory ban on same-sex marriage following the Supre… June 26, 2015 https://www.theusconstitution.org/litigation/robicheaux-v-caldwell-5th-cir/

Robicheaux v. Caldwell

Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal joined the legal team representing a total of seven Louisiana same-sex couples and the Forum for Equality Louisiana, the state’s LGBT rights organization, in their appeal to the U.S. 5th… https://www.lambdalegal.org/in-court/cases/robicheaux-v-caldwell

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4270289/robicheaux-v-caldwell/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT against All Defendants (In Forma Pauperis status requested) filed by Jonathan P. Robicheaux. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit)(Spivey, Scott) Modified on 7/16/2013 (caa, ). (Entered: 07/16/2013)

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July 16, 2013 PACER
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EXPARTE/CONSENT First MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by Jonathan P. Robicheaux. Motion(s) referred to Alma L. Chasez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Application, # 2 Proposed Order)(Spivey, Scott) Modified on 7/16/2013 (caa, ). (Entered: 07/16/2013)

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July 16, 2013 PACER
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Initial Case Assignment to Judge Martin L.C. Feldman and Magistrate Judge Alma L. Chasez. (mmv, ) (Entered: 07/16/2013)

July 16, 2013 PACER
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ORDER granting 2 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. Signed by Magistrate Judge Alma L. Chasez on 7/19/2013. (Attachments: # 1 Pauper Letter) (caa, ) (Entered: 07/23/2013)

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July 22, 2013 PACER
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Summons Issued as to James D. Caldwell. (caa, ) (Entered: 07/23/2013)

July 23, 2013 PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed; waiver sent to James D. Caldwell on 7/25/2013, answer due 9/23/2013. (Spivey, Scott) Modified on 7/30/2013 (caa, ). (Entered: 07/29/2013)

July 29, 2013 PACER
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EXPARTE/CONSENT First MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint by Jonathan P. Robicheaux. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Order, # 3 Proposed Pleading)(Spivey, Scott) Modified on 8/9/2013 (caa, ). (Additional attachment(s) added on 8/13/2013: # 4 Summons) (caa, ). (Entered: 08/08/2013)

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Aug. 8, 2013 PACER
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Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 7 First MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint. Filing attorney incorrectly changed 'N' to 'Y' at the question 'Is this motion to be decided by the Magistrate Judge Y/N?' and Document does not contain Case Number, Section or Magistrate Judge. This motion will be decided by the district judge and All future pleadings must reflect Case Number 13-5090, Section F & Magistrate Judge 5. Clerk took corrective action.(caa, ) Modified on 8/9/2013 (caa, ). (Entered: 08/09/2013)

Aug. 9, 2013 PACER
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ORDER granting 7 Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 8/9/2013. (caa, ) (Entered: 08/09/2013)

Aug. 9, 2013 RECAP
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AMENDED COMPLAINT against James D. Caldwell filed by Jonathan P. Robicheaux.(caa, ) (Entered: 08/09/2013)

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Summons Issued as to James D. Caldwell. (caa, ) (Entered: 08/13/2013)

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed; waiver sent to James D. Caldwell on 8/13/2013, answer due 10/15/2013. (Spivey, Scott) (Entered: 08/16/2013)

Aug. 16, 2013 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss Case For Improper Venue, MOTION to Transfer Case to Middle District of Louisiana by James D. Caldwell. Motion set for 10/16/2013 10:00 AM before Judge Martin L.C. Feldman. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission)Attorney Jessica M. P. Thornhill added to party James D. Caldwell(pty:dft).(Thornhill, Jessica) (Entered: 09/26/2013)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Notice of Submission (Civil Only)

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Sept. 26, 2013 PACER
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RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by Jonathan P. Robicheaux re 13 MOTION to Dismiss Case For Improper Venue MOTION to Transfer Case to Middle District of Louisiana . (Spivey, Scott) (Entered: 10/02/2013)

Oct. 2, 2013 RECAP
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ORDER that, no later than 10/30/2013, counsel for both sides must submit simultaneous suppl papers, supported by citation to legal authority and if relevant and necessary evidence, addressing whether venue is proper in the EDLA under either 28 USC 1391(b)(1) or (b)(2). FURTHER ORDERED Resetting Hearing on 13 MOTION to Dismiss Case For Improper Venue, MOTION to Transfer Case to MDLA for 11/13/2013, on the papers, unless otherwise ordered. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 10/16/2013.(caa, ) (Entered: 10/16/2013)

Oct. 16, 2013 RECAP
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RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by Jonathan P. Robicheaux re 13 MOTION to Dismiss Case For Improper Venue MOTION to Transfer Case to Middle District of Louisiana First Supplemental. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit)(Spivey, Scott) (Entered: 10/28/2013)

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**DEFICIENT** EXPARTE/CONSENT Second MOTION to Amend/Correct Complaint by Jonathan P. Robicheaux. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Pleading, # 3 Proposed Order)(Spivey, Scott) Modified on 10/31/2013 (clm, ). (Entered: 10/30/2013)

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3 Proposed Order

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Oct. 30, 2013 PACER
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MEMORANDUM filed by James D. Caldwell re 13 MOTION to Dismiss Case For Improper Venue MOTION to Transfer Case to Middle District of Louisiana in response to Rec. Doc. 15. (Thornhill, Jessica) (Entered: 10/30/2013)

Oct. 30, 2013 RECAP
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EXPARTE/CONSENT Second MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint by Jonathan P. Robicheaux. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Pleading, # 3 Proposed Order, # 4 Summons)(Spivey, Scott) Modified on 11/4/2013 (clm, ). (Entered: 11/01/2013)

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Nov. 1, 2013 PACER
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Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 19 MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint. Document contains blank page. Filing attorney should remove any blank pages prior to filing future documents. No further action required. (clm, ) (Entered: 11/04/2013)

Nov. 4, 2013 PACER
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ORDER granting 19 Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 11/4/2013. (caa, ) (Entered: 11/04/2013)

Nov. 4, 2013 PACER
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SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT against James D. Caldwell filed by Jonathan P. Robicheaux, Derek Penton, Nadine Blanchard & Courtney Blanchard.(caa, ) (Entered: 11/04/2013)

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Summons Issued as to James D. Caldwell. (caa, ) (Entered: 11/04/2013)

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MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by James D. Caldwell. Motion set for 11/27/2013 10:00 AM before Judge Martin L.C. Feldman. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission)(Thornhill, Jessica) (Entered: 11/06/2013)

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2 Notice of Submission (Civil Only)

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Nov. 6, 2013 PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed; waiver sent to James D. Caldwell on 11/5/2013, answer due 1/6/2014. (Spivey, Scott) (Entered: 11/07/2013)

Nov. 7, 2013 PACER
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RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by All Plaintiffs re 24 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction . (Attachments: # 1 Request for Oral Argument)(Spivey, Scott) (Entered: 11/08/2013)

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Nov. 8, 2013 PACER
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Request/Statement of Oral Argument by All Plaintiffs regarding 24 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction . (clm, ) (Entered: 11/12/2013)

Nov. 12, 2013 RECAP
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Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 26 Response/Memorandum in Opposition to Motion. Filing attorney attached a Request/Statement for Oral Argument to this motion instead of filing it as a separate entry. Clerk took corrective action by separating the request and docketing it as a separate entry. All future requests for oral argument must be filed separately. (clm, ) (Entered: 11/12/2013)

Nov. 12, 2013 PACER
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ORDER Resetting Hearing on 13 MOTION to Dismiss Case For Improper Venue MOTION to Transfer Case to Middle District of Louisiana for 11/27/2013, to be decided on the papers, unless otherwise ordered. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 11/13/2013.(caa, ) (Entered: 11/13/2013)

Nov. 13, 2013 RECAP
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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum filed by James D. Caldwell . (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Pleading, # 2 Proposed Order)(Thornhill, Jessica) Modified on 11/26/2013 (clm, ). (Entered: 11/25/2013)

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Nov. 25, 2013 PACER
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Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 30 Response/Memorandum. Filing attorney selected incorrect event. Correct event is 'Motion for Leave to File.' Clerk took corrective action by changing the event. (clm, ) (Entered: 11/26/2013)

Nov. 26, 2013 PACER
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ORDER denying 27 Request/Statement of Oral Argument filed by Nadine Blanchard, Courtney Blanchard, Derek Penton & Jonathan P. Robicheaux. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 11/27/2013.(caa, ) (Entered: 11/27/2013)

Nov. 27, 2013 RECAP
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ORDER & REASONS denying as moot 13 Motion to Dismiss or Transfer Case for improper venue and granting 24 Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction based on sovereign immunity. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 11/26/2013. (caa, ) (Entered: 11/27/2013)

Nov. 27, 2013 RECAP
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ORDER denying 30 MOTION for Leave to File filed by James D. Caldwell. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 11/26/2013.(caa, ) (Entered: 11/27/2013)

Nov. 27, 2013 RECAP
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First MOTION for Reconsideration re 33 Order on Motion to Dismiss Case, Order on Motion to Transfer Case, Order on Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction ; by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Derek Penton, Jonathan P. Robicheaux. Motion set for 1/15/2014 10:00 AM before Judge Martin L.C. Feldman. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Submission, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit A)(Spivey, Scott) (Entered: 12/02/2013)

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2 Notice of Submission (Civil Only)

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Dec. 2, 2013 PACER
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**DEFICIENT** First MOTION to Amend/Correct 22 Amended Complaint with Third Amended Complaint by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Derek Penton, Jonathan P. Robicheaux. Motion set for 1/15/2014 10:00 AM before Judge Martin L.C. Feldman. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Pleading, # 2 Proposed Order, # 3 Notice of Submission, # 4 Summons)(Spivey, Scott) Modified on 12/3/2013 (clm, ). (Entered: 12/02/2013)

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3 Notice of Submission (Civil Only)

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4 Summons

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Dec. 2, 2013 PACER
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First MOTION for Leave to File Third Amended Complaint by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Derek Penton, Jonathan P. Robicheaux. Motion(s) referred to Alma L. Chasez. Motion set for 1/15/2014 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Alma L. Chasez. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Pleading, # 3 Proposed Order, # 4 Notice of Submission, # 5 Summons)(Spivey, Scott) Modified on 12/4/2013 (clm, ). (Entered: 12/03/2013)

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3 Proposed Order

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4 Notice of Submission (Civil Only)

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5 Summons

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Dec. 3, 2013 PACER
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Amendment/Supplement to Document by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Derek Penton, Jonathan P. Robicheaux re 37 First MOTION for Leave to File Third Amended Complaint. (Spivey, Scott) Modified on 12/4/2013 (clm, ). (Entered: 12/03/2013)

Dec. 3, 2013 RECAP
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Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 37 MOTION for Leave to File. Filing attorney should have changed 'N' to 'Y' at the question 'Is this motion to be decided by the Magistrate Judge Y/N?'. This motion will be decided by the magistrate judge. In addition, Filing attorney selected incorrect judicial officer for submission/hearing. When setting a motion for submission/hearing there is a reminder message 'Be sure to select the correct Judge or Magistrate Judge:'. Motion(s) referred to Alma L. Chasez. Motion set for 1/15/2014 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Alma L. Chasez.Clerk took corrective action. (clm, ) (Entered: 12/04/2013)

Dec. 4, 2013 PACER
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ORDER Setting Oral Argument on 37 MOTION for Leave to File : Motion set for 1/15/2014 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Alma L. Chasez via telephone. Signed by Magistrate Judge Alma L. Chasez.(lag, ) (Entered: 12/05/2013)

Dec. 5, 2013 RECAP
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EXPARTE/CONSENT First MOTION to Expedite hearing on Motion to Amend by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Derek Penton, Jonathan P. Robicheaux. Motion(s) referred to Alma L. Chasez. (Spivey, Scott) (Additional attachment(s) added on 12/17/2013: # 1 Proposed Order) (cml, ). (Entered: 12/16/2013)

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Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 41 First MOTION to Expedite hearing on Motion to Amend. Filing attorney did not include a proposed order. Proposed Order subsequently provided to Clerk and has now been attached to the motion. (cml, ) (Entered: 12/17/2013)

Dec. 17, 2013 PACER
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ORDER granting 41 MOTION to Expedite Hearing on 37 MOTION for Leave to File ; Motion reset for 1/8/2014 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Alma L. Chasez via telephone. Signed by Magistrate Judge Alma L. Chasez.(lag, ) (Entered: 12/17/2013)

Dec. 17, 2013 PACER
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ORDER Resetting Hearing on 37 MOTION for Leave to File third amended complaint, for 1/15/2014, to be decided by the Court on the papers together with plaintiffs' motion for reconsideration. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 12/30/2013.(caa, ) (Entered: 12/30/2013)

Dec. 30, 2013 RECAP
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EXPARTE/CONSENT First MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Memorandum in Support of Motion for Reconsideration by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Derek Penton, Jonathan P. Robicheaux. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Proposed Pleading - Supplement Memorandum )(Spivey, Scott) Modified text on 1/2/2014 (cml, ). (Entered: 12/31/2013)

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Dec. 31, 2013 PACER
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ORDER granting 45 Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Memorandum. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 1/2/2014. (caa, ) (Entered: 01/02/2014)

Jan. 2, 2014 RECAP
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Supplemental Memorandum filed by All Plaintiffs, in support of 35 First MOTION for Reconsideration re 33 Order on Motion to Dismiss Case, Order on Motion to Transfer Case, Order on Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction. (caa, ) (Entered: 01/02/2014)

Jan. 2, 2014 PACER
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RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by James D. Caldwell re 35 First MOTION for Reconsideration re 33 Order on Motion to Dismiss Case, Order on Motion to Transfer Case, Order on Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction ; . (Thornhill, Jessica) Modified text on 1/8/2014 (cml, ). (Entered: 01/07/2014)

Jan. 7, 2014 RECAP
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ORDER & REASONS denying 35 Motion for Reconsideration & 37 Motion for Leave to File. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 1/13/2014. (caa, ) (Entered: 01/13/2014)

Jan. 13, 2014 RECAP
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**ERROR: DOCUMENT REFILED CORRECTLY AS REC. DOC. 51** NOTICE OF APPEAL by All Plaintiffs as to 49 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, Order on Motion for Leave to File. (In Forma Pauperis status granted) (Spivey, Scott) Modified on 1/16/2014 (cml, ). Modified on 5/15/2014 (jdh). (Entered: 01/16/2014)

Jan. 16, 2014 PACER
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NOTICE OF APPEAL by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Derek Penton, Jonathan P. Robicheaux as to 49 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, Order on Motion for Leave to File. (In Forma Pauperis status granted) (Spivey, Scott) (Entered: 01/16/2014)

Jan. 16, 2014 PACER
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APPEAL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Derek Penton, Jonathan P. Robicheaux for proceedings held on n/a re 51 Notice of Appeal. (Spivey, Scott) (Entered: 01/16/2014)

Jan. 16, 2014 PACER
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ORDER that 14-0097 is consolidated with 13-5090. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman.(caa, ) (Entered: 01/21/2014)

Jan. 21, 2014 RECAP
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JUDGMENT entered in favor of James D. Caldwell against Courtney Blanchard, Derek Penton, Jonathan P. Robicheaux and Nadine Blanchard. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 1/21/2014.(Reference: 13-5090)(caa, ) (Entered: 01/21/2014)

Jan. 21, 2014 RECAP
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EXPARTE/CONSENT First MOTION for Leave to Amend/Correct Complaint in 14-cv-0097 by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Derek Penton, Jonathan P. Robicheaux. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Proposed Pleading, # 3 Summons)(Ref Modified on 1/23/2014 (cml, ). (Entered: 01/22/2014)

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Jan. 22, 2014 PACER
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Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 55 First MOTION to Amend/Correct Complaint to 14-cv-0097. Filing attorney incorrectly changed 'N' to 'Y' at the question 'Is this motion to be decided by the Magistrate Judge Y/N?'. This motion will be decided by the district judge. Clerk took correctiveaction. (Reference: 14-97)(cml, ) (Entered: 01/23/2014)

Jan. 23, 2014 PACER
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ORDER denying 55 Motion to Amend/Correct. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 1/23/2014. (Reference: 14-0097)(caa, ) (Entered: 01/23/2014)

Jan. 23, 2014 PACER
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EXPARTE/CONSENT First MOTION to Consolidate Cases - unconsolidate cases by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Derek Penton, Jonathan P. Robicheaux. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Reference: 14-cv-00097)(Spivey, Scott) (Main Document 58 replaced on 1/24/2014) (caa, ). (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/24/2014: # 2 Memorandum in Support) (caa, ). (Entered: 01/23/2014)

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Jan. 23, 2014 PACER
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Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 58 First MOTION to Consolidate Cases - unconsolidate cases. Multiple documents were incorrectly filed as one PDF. The Memorandum in Support should have been filed as attachment to Motion. All future filings should be entered this way. Clerk took corrective action. No further action is necessary. (Reference: 14-0097)(caa, ) (Entered: 01/24/2014)

Jan. 24, 2014 PACER
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ORDER denying 58 Motion to De-consolidate Cases. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 1/27/2014. (Reference: BOTH CASES)(caa, ) (Entered: 01/27/2014)

Jan. 27, 2014 RECAP
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EXPARTE/CONSENT Second MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint to Add Plaintiffs by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Derek Penton, Jonathan P. Robicheaux. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Order, # 3 Proposed Pleading, # 4 Summons)(Reference: 14-cv-00097)(Spivey, Scott) (Entered: 02/05/2014)

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4 Summons

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Feb. 5, 2014 PACER
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ORDER granting 61 Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 2/7/2014. (Reference: 14-0097)(caa, ) (Entered: 02/07/2014)

Feb. 7, 2014 RECAP
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FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF against Tim Barfield, Devin George & Kathy Kliebert filed by Derek Penton, Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Jonathan P. Robicheaux, Robert Welles & Garth Beauregard.(Reference: 14-0097)Attorney Scott J. Spivey added to party Robert Welles(pty:conpla), Attorney Scott J. Spivey added to party Garth Beauregard(pty:conpla).(caa, ) (Entered: 02/07/2014)

Feb. 7, 2014 PACER
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Summons Issued as to Tim Barfield, Devin George & Kathy Kliebert. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(Reference: 14-0097)(caa, ) (Entered: 02/07/2014)

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Feb. 7, 2014 PACER
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ORDER of USCA as to 51 Notice of Appeal. The appeal is dismissed as of 2/5/2014 pursuant to appellant's motion. USCA Judge Name: Clerk of Court (Attachments: # 1 Transmittal Letter)(cml, ) (Entered: 02/12/2014)

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Feb. 7, 2014 PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed; waiver sent to Devin George on 2/13/2014, answer due 4/14/2014; Kathy Kliebert on 2/13/2014, answer due 4/14/2014. (Reference: 14-cv-00097)(Spivey, Scott) (Entered: 02/13/2014)

Feb. 13, 2014 PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed; waiver sent to Tim Barfield on 2/13/2014, answer due 4/14/2014. (Reference: 14-cv-00097)(Spivey, Scott) (Entered: 02/13/2014)

Feb. 13, 2014 PACER
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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear as Counsel of Record by Tim Barfield, James D. Caldwell, Devin George, Kathy Kliebert. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order on Motion for Appearance as Counsel)(Reference: 14-cv-0097)Attorney Stuart Kyle Duncan added to party Tim Barfield(pty:condft), Attorney Stuart Kyle Duncan added to party James D. Caldwell(pty:dft), Attorney Stuart Kyle Duncan added to party Devin George(pty:condft), Attorney Stuart Kyle Duncan added to party Kathy Kliebert(pty:condft).(Duncan, Stuart) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

1 Proposed Order Proposed Order on Motion for Appearance as Counsel

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Feb. 27, 2014 PACER
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ORDER: Status Conference set for 3/14/2014 10:30 AM before Judge Martin L.C. Feldman. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman.(Reference: 14-0097)(caa, ) (Entered: 02/27/2014)

Feb. 27, 2014 RECAP
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ORDER granting 68 Motion to Appear for Attorney Stuart Kyle Duncan for Tim Barfield, James D. Caldwell, Devin George & Kathy Kliebert. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 2/28/2014. (Reference: BOTH CASES)(caa, ) (Entered: 02/28/2014)

Feb. 28, 2014 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Martin L.C. Feldman: Status Conference held on 3/14/2014. (Court Reporter Toni Tusa.) (Reference: 14-0097)(caa) (Entered: 03/14/2014)

March 14, 2014 PACER
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ORDER that 14-0327 is consolidated with 13-5090. FURTHER ORDER that Case is transferred to Magistrate Judge Michael North for all further proceedings. Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 3/18/2014.(Reference: 14-0327)(caa) (Entered: 03/18/2014)

March 18, 2014 PACER
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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Hearing and MOTION To Set Briefing and Argument Schedule by Tim Barfield(in his official capacity as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue (14-0097)), Garth Beauregard, Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Andrew S. Bond, R. Carey Bond, Jacqueline M. Brettner, M. Lauren Brettner, James D. Caldwell, Forum for Equality Louisiana, Inc., Devin George(in his official capacity as the State Registrar and Center Director of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (14-0097)), Kathy Kliebert, Henry Lambert, Derek Penton, Sergio March Prieto, Jonathan P. Robicheaux, L Havard Scott, III, Nicholas J. Van Sickels & Robert Welles. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Reference: 14-97, 14-327). (Duncan, Stuart) Modified on 3/20/2014 (caa). (Entered: 03/20/2014)

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March 20, 2014 PACER
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Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 73 MOTION for Hearing MOTION to Set Briefing and Argument Schedule. Filing attorney incorrectly selected filers in multiple party roles. When selecting a party with multiple party roles select only one. Multiple selections will result in duplicate docket text. Clerk took corrective action. No further action necessary at this time. (Reference: 14-0097 & 14-0327)(caa) (Entered: 03/20/2014)

March 20, 2014 PACER
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ORDER granting 73 Motion for Hearing and To Set Briefing and Argument Schedule. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 3/20/2014. (Reference: ALL CASES)(caa) (Entered: 03/20/2014)

March 20, 2014 PACER
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ANSWER to Complaint by Tim Barfield(in his official capacity as the Louisiana Secretary of Revenue (14-0097)), Devin George(in his official capacity as Louisiana State Registrar (14-0327)).(Reference: 14-327)(Duncan, Stuart) (Entered: 03/26/2014)

March 26, 2014 PACER
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**DEFICIENT** EXPARTE/CONSENT First MOTION to Appear as Counsel of Record by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Derek Penton, Jonathan P. Robicheaux. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order to Appear as Counsel)(Reference: 13-5090, 14-0327, 14-0097)Attorney Richard Gerard Perque added to party Courtney Blanchard(pty:pla), Attorney Richard Gerard Perque added to party Nadine Blanchard(pty:pla), Attorney Richard Gerard Perque added to party Derek Penton(pty:conpla), Attorney Richard Gerard Perque added to party Jonathan P. Robicheaux(pty:conpla).(Perque, Richard) Modified on 4/4/2014 (caa). (Entered: 04/04/2014)

1 Proposed Order Order to Appear as Counsel

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April 4, 2014 PACER
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EXPARTE/CONSENT First MOTION to Substitute Attorney. Attorney Richard G. Perque to be substituted in place of Scott Spivey by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Derek Penton, Jonathan P. Robicheaux. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Reference: 13-5090, 14-0327, 14-0097)Attorney Richard Gerard Perque added to party Courtney Blanchard(pty:conpla), Attorney Richard Gerard Perque added to party Nadine Blanchard(pty:conpla), Attorney Richard Gerard Perque added to party Derek Penton(pty:conpla), Attorney Richard Gerard Perque added to party Jonathan P. Robicheaux(pty:conpla).(Perque, Richard) (Entered: 04/04/2014)

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April 4, 2014 PACER
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ORDER granting 78 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Added attorney Richard Gerard Perque for Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Derek Penton, & Jonathan P. Robicheaux. Attorney Scott J. Spivey terminated. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 4/8/2014. (Reference: ALL CASES)(caa) (Entered: 04/08/2014)

April 8, 2014 PACER
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ANSWER to 63 Amended Complaint, by Tim Barfield, Devin George, Kathy Kliebert.(Reference: 14-97)(Duncan, Stuart) Modified on 4/15/2014 (cml). (Entered: 04/14/2014)

April 14, 2014 PACER
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Manual Attachment Received (Sealed Docs) re 82 MOTION to Seal Document (Certain Exhibits to Declarations Submitted in Support of Motion for Partial Summary Judgment). (Reference: All Cases)(cml) (Entered: 04/22/2014)

April 17, 2014 PACER
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DEFICIENT: MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Andrew S. Bond, R. Carey Bond, Jacqueline M. Brettner, M. Lauren Brettner, Forum for Equality Louisiana, Inc., Henry Lambert, Derek Penton, Sergio March Prieto, Jonathan P. Robicheaux, L Havard Scott, III, Nicholas J. Van Sickels. Motion set for 6/25/2014 10:00 AM before Judge Martin L.C. Feldman. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Statement of Contested/Uncontested Facts, # 3 Exhibit 1 - Robicheaux Decl., # 4 Exhibit 2 - Penton Decl., # 5 Exhibit 3 - C. Blanchard Decl., # 6 Exhibit 4 - N. Blanchard Decl., # 7 Exhibit 5 - Van Sickels Decl., # 8 Exhibit 6 - A. Bond Decl., # 9 Exhibit 7 - J. Brettner Decl., # 10 Exhibit 8 - L. Brettner Decl., # 11 Exhibit 9 - Lambert Decl., # 12 Exhibit 10 - C. Bond Decl., # 13 Exhibit 11 - Scott Decl., # 14 Exhibit 12 - March Prieto Decl., # 15 Exhibit 13 - Brady Decl., # 16 Exhibit 14 - Robb Decl., # 17 Exhibit 15 - Munster Decl., # 18 Exhibit 16 - Gates Decl., # 19 Exhibit 17 - McConnell Decl., # 20 Exhibit 18 - RIB No. 13-024, # 21 Exhibit 19 - Instructions, # 22 Exhibit 20 - La. HB 12, # 23 Exhibit 21 - Henry v. Himes, # 24 Exhibit 22 - Baskin v. Bogan, # 25 Notice of Submission)(Reference: ALL CASES)(Courson, James) Modified on 4/18/2014 (bbc). (Entered: 04/17/2014)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Statement of Contested/Uncontested Facts

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3 Exhibit 1 - Robicheaux Decl.

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4 Exhibit 2 - Penton Decl.

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5 Exhibit 3 - C. Blanchard Decl.

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6 Exhibit 4 - N. Blanchard Decl.

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7 Exhibit 5 - Van Sickels Decl.

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8 Exhibit 6 - A. Bond Decl.

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9 Exhibit 7 - J. Brettner Decl.

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10 Exhibit 8 - L. Brettner Decl.

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11 Exhibit 9 - Lambert Decl.

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12 Exhibit 10 - C. Bond Decl.

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13 Exhibit 11 - Scott Decl.

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14 Exhibit 12 - March Prieto Decl.

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15 Exhibit 13 - Brady Decl.

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16 Exhibit 14 - Robb Decl.

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17 Exhibit 15 - Munster Decl.

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18 Exhibit 16 - Gates Decl.

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19 Exhibit 17 - McConnell Decl.

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20 Exhibit 18 - RIB No. 13-024

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21 Exhibit 19 - Instructions

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22 Exhibit 20 - La. HB 12

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23 Exhibit 21 - Henry v. Himes

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24 Exhibit 22 - Baskin v. Bogan

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25 Notice of Submission (Civil Only)

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April 17, 2014 PACER
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EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Seal Document (Certain Exhibits to Declarations Submitted in Support of Motion for Partial Summary Judgment) by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Andrew S. Bond, R. Carey Bond, Jacqueline M. Brettner, M. Lauren Brettner, Forum for Equality Louisiana, Inc., Henry Lambert, Derek Penton, Sergio March Prieto, Jonathan P. Robicheaux, L Havard Scott, III & Nicholas J. Van Sickels. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Order)(Reference: ALL CASES)(Courson, James) Modified on 4/18/2014 (bbc). Modified on 4/21/2014 (caa). (Entered: 04/17/2014)

1 Memorandum in Support

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April 17, 2014 PACER
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DEFICIENT: MOTION to Dismiss, MOTION for Summary Judgment by Tim Barfield(in his official capacity as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue (14-0327)), Devin George(in his official capacity as Louisiana State Registrar (14-0327)), Kathy Kliebert. Motion set for 6/25/2014 10:00 AM before Judge Martin L.C. Feldman. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Statement of Contested/Uncontested Facts, # 3 Affidavit Exhibit #1, # 4 Affidavit Exhibit #2, # 5 Affidavit Exhibit #3)(Reference: 14-97, 14-327)(Duncan, Stuart) Modified on 4/18/2014 (bbc). (Entered: 04/17/2014)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Statement of Contested/Uncontested Facts

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3 Affidavit Exhibit #1

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4 Affidavit Exhibit #2

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5 Affidavit Exhibit #3

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April 17, 2014 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss, MOTION for Summary Judgment by Tim Barfield(in his official capacity as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue (14-0327)), Devin George(in his official capacity as the State Registrar and Center Director of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (14-0097)), Kathy Kliebert. Motion set for 6/25/2014 10:00 AM before Judge Martin L.C. Feldman. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Appendix Table of Contents and Authorities, # 3 Statement of Contested/Uncontested Facts, # 4 Affidavit Exhibit #1, # 5 Affidavit Exhibit #2, # 6 Affidavit Exhibit #3, # 7 Notice of Submission)(Reference: 14-97, 14-327)(Duncan, Stuart) (Entered: 04/21/2014)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Appendix Table of Contents and Authorities

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3 Statement of Contested/Uncontested Facts

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4 Affidavit Exhibit #1

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5 Affidavit Exhibit #2

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6 Affidavit Exhibit #3

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7 Notice of Submission (Civil Only)

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April 21, 2014 PACER
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MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Andrew S. Bond, R. Carey Bond, Jacqueline M. Brettner, M. Lauren Brettner, Forum for Equality Louisiana, Inc., Henry Lambert, Derek Penton, Sergio March Prieto, Jonathan P. Robicheaux, L Havard Scott, III, Nicholas J. Van Sickels. Motion set for 6/25/2014 10:00 AM before Judge Martin L.C. Feldman. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Table of Contents for Memorandum in Support, # 3 Table of Authorities for Memorandum in Support, # 4 Statement of Contested/Uncontested Facts, # 5 Exhibit 1 - Robicheaux Decl., # 6 Exhibit 2 - Penton Decl., # 7 Exhibit 3 - C. Blanchard Decl., # 8 Exhibit 4 - N. Blanchard Decl., # 9 Exhibit 5 - Van Sickels Decl., # 10 Exhibit B to Exhibit 5 - birth certificate filed under seal, # 11 Exhibit 6 - A. Bond Decl., # 12 Exhibit B to Exhibit 6 - birth certificate filed under seal, # 13 Exhibit 7 - J. Brettner Decl., # 14 Exhibit B to Exhibit 7 - birth certificate filed under seal, # 15 Exhibit 8 - L. Brettner Decl., # 16 Exhibit B to Exhibit 8 - birth certificate filed under seal, # 17 Exhibit 9 - Lambert Decl., # 18 Exhibit 10 - C. Bond Decl., # 19 Exhibit 11 - Scott Decl., # 20 Exhibit 12 - March Prieto Decl., # 21 Exhibit 13 - Brady Decl., # 22 Exhibit 14 - Robb Decl., # 23 Exhibit 15 - Munster Decl., # 24 Exhibit 16 - Gates Decl., # 25 Exhibit 17 - McConnell Decl., # 26 Exhibit 18 - La. Rev. Info. Bulletin No. 13-024, # 27 Exhibit 19 - 2013 La. Individual Income Tax Return Instructions, # 28 Exhibit 20 - La. H.B. 12, # 29 Exhibit 21 - Henry v. Himes, # 30 Exhibit 22 - Baskin v. Bogan, # 31 Notice of Submission)(Reference: ALL CASES)(Courson, James) (Attachment 10 replaced on 4/22/2014) (caa). (Attachment 12 replaced on 4/22/2014) (caa). (Attachment 14 replaced on 4/22/2014) (caa). (Attachment 16 replaced on 4/22/2014) (caa). (Entered: 04/22/2014)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Table of Contents for Memorandum in Support

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3 Table of Authorities for Memorandum in Support

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4 Statement of Contested/Uncontested Facts

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5 Exhibit 1 - Robicheaux Decl.

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6 Exhibit 2 - Penton Decl.

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7 Exhibit 3 - C. Blanchard Decl.

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8 Exhibit 4 - N. Blanchard Decl.

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9 Exhibit 5 - Van Sickels Decl.

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11 Exhibit 6 - A. Bond Decl.

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13 Exhibit 7 - J. Brettner Decl.

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15 Exhibit 8 - L. Brettner Decl.

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17 Exhibit 9 - Lambert Decl.

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18 Exhibit 10 - C. Bond Decl.

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19 Exhibit 11 - Scott Decl.

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20 Exhibit 12 - March Prieto Decl.

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21 Exhibit 13 - Brady Decl.

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22 Exhibit 14 - Robb Decl.

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23 Exhibit 15 - Munster Decl.

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24 Exhibit 16 - Gates Decl.

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25 Exhibit 17 - McConnell Decl.

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26 Exhibit 18 - La. Rev. Info. Bulletin No. 13-024

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27 Exhibit 19 - 2013 La. Individual Income Tax Return Instructions

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28 Exhibit 20 - La. H.B. 12

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29 Exhibit 21 - Henry v. Himes

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30 Exhibit 22 - Baskin v. Bogan

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31 Notice of Submission (Civil Only)

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April 22, 2014 PACER
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ORDER granting 82 Motion to Seal Document. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on 4/21/2014. (Reference: ALL CASES)(caa) (Entered: 04/22/2014)

April 22, 2014 PACER
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Amicus Curiae APPEARANCE entered by American Military Partner Association and OutServe-SLDN Inc. (Attachments: # 2 Appendix Table of Contents, # 3 Appendix Table of Authorities)(Reference: ALL CASES)Attorney Ryan P. Delaney added to party Ryan P Delaney(pty:am).(Delaney, Ryan) (Main Document 88 replaced on 5/7/2014) (caa). Modified on 5/7/2014 (caa). Modified on 5/8/2014 (caa). (Entered: 05/07/2014)

2 Appendix Table of Contents

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May 7, 2014 PACER
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Amicus Curiae APPEARANCE entered by Helen M. Alvare . (Reference: All)(Wells, John) Modified on 5/12/2014 (cml). (Entered: 05/10/2014)

May 10, 2014 PACER
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Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 89 Response/Memorandum in Opposition to Motion. Filing attorney selected incorrect event. Correct event is 'Amicus Curiae Appearance'. Clerk took corrective action by editing the text. In addition, Filing attorney incorrectly linked document to document 86 Motion. Clerk removed link. No further action required. (cml) (Entered: 05/12/2014)

May 12, 2014 PACER
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Amicus Curiae APPEARANCE entered by Mark D. Regnerus, Joseph Price, Catherine R. Pakaluk, Byron R. Johnson, Allen J. Hawkins, Jr, David J. Eggebeen, Douglas W. Allen (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Table of Authorities, # 2 Exhibit Tables of Contents)(Reference: 14-0097)Attorney F. Evans Schmidt added to party Mark D. Regnerus(pty:am), Attorney F. Evans Schmidt added to party Joseph Price (pty:am), Attorney F. Evans Schmidt added to party Catherine R. Pakaluk(pty:am), Attorney F. Evans Schmidt added to party Byron R. Johnson(pty:am), Attorney F. Evans Schmidt added to party Allen J. Hawkins, Jr(pty:am), Attorney F. Evans Schmidt added to party David J. Eggebeen(pty:am), Attorney F. Evans Schmidt added to party Douglas W. Allen(pty:am).(Schmidt, F.) Modified on 5/13/2014 (caa). (Entered: 05/12/2014)

1 Exhibit Table of Authorities

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May 12, 2014 PACER
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Amicus Curiae APPEARANCE entered by American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Louisiana, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. & National Center for Lesbian Rights (Reference: ALL CASES)Attorney Justin Paul Harrison added to party American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Louisiana(pty:am), Attorney Justin Paul Harrison added to party Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.(pty:am), Attorney Justin Paul Harrison added to party National Center for Lesbian Rights(pty:am).(Harrison, Justin) Modified on 5/13/2014 (caa). (Entered: 05/12/2014)

May 12, 2014 PACER
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Amicus Curiae APPEARANCE entered by Marriage Law Foundation (Reference: 13-5090, 14-00097)Attorney Ben E. Clayton added to party Marriage Law Foundation(pty:am).(Clayton, Ben) Modified on 5/12/2014 (caa). (Entered: 05/12/2014)

May 12, 2014 PACER
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Amicus Curiae APPEARANCE entered by Alan J Hawkins & Jason S. Carroll (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Exhibit 1 -Table of Contents, # 2 Appendix Exhibit 2 - Table of Authorities)(Reference: ALL CASES)Attorney Daniel R. Atkinson, Jr added to party Alan J Hawkins(pty:am), Attorney Daniel R. Atkinson, Jr added to party Jason S Carol(pty:am).(Atkinson, Daniel) Modified on 5/13/2014 (caa). (Entered: 05/12/2014)

1 Appendix Exhibit 1 -Table of Contents

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May 12, 2014 PACER
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**DUPLICATE FILING** Amicus Curiae APPEARANCE entered by Ryan T. Anderson, Sherif Girgis and Robert P. George. (Reference: ALL CASES)(Montgomery, Warren) Modified on 5/12/2014 (caa). Modified on 5/12/2014 (caa). (Entered: 05/12/2014)

May 12, 2014 PACER
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Amicus Curiae APPEARANCE entered by Ryan T. Anderson, Robert P. George & Sherif Girgis. (Reference: ALL CASES)(Montgomery, Warren) Modified on 5/12/2014 (caa). (Entered: 05/12/2014)

May 12, 2014 PACER
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Amicus Curiae APPEARANCE entered by John Randall Trahan & Katherine Shaw Spaht (Reference: ALL CASES)Attorney Gregory Scott LaCour added to party John Randall Trahan(pty:selreq), Attorney Gregory Scott LaCour added to party Katherine Shaw Spaht(pty:selreq).(LaCour, Gregory) Modified on 5/13/2014 (caa). (Entered: 05/12/2014)

May 12, 2014 PACER
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Amicus Curiae APPEARANCE entered by New Orleans City (Reference: ALL CASES)Attorney Sharonda R. Williams added to party City of New Orleans(pty:am).(Williams, Sharonda) Modified on 5/13/2014 (caa). (Entered: 05/12/2014)

May 12, 2014 PACER
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Amicus Curiae APPEARANCE entered by Donaldson Adoption Institute (Reference: ALL CASES)Attorney Arthur L. Stewart added to party Arthur L. Stewart(pty:am).(Stewart, Arthur) Modified on 5/13/2014 (caa). (Entered: 05/12/2014)

May 12, 2014 PACER
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RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by Courtney Blanchard, Nadine Blanchard, Andrew S. Bond, R. Carey Bond, Jacqueline M. Brettner, M. Lauren Brettner, Forum for Equality Louisiana, Inc., Henry Lambert, Derek Penton, Sergio March Prieto, Jonathan P. Robicheaux, L Havard Scott, III, Nicholas J. Van Sickels re 84 MOTION to Dismiss MOTION for Summary Judgment . (Attachments: # 1 Table of Contents, # 2 Table of Authorities, # 3 Exhibit 1, # 4 Exhibit 2, # 5 Statement of Contested/Uncontested Facts)(Reference: ALL CASES)(Courson, James) (Entered: 05/19/2014)

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May 19, 2014 PACER

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Same-Sex Marriage

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 16, 2013

Closing Date: 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Same-sex couples who live in Louisiana challenging the constitutionality of the state's ban on same-sex marriage and its choice not to recognize same-sex marriages that were performed lawfully in other states.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

State of Louisiana, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Constitutional Clause(s):

Full faith and credit

Equal Protection

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Declaratory Judgment

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Confession of Judgment

Order Duration: 2015 - None

Issues

General:

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Marriage

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

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Sexual orientatation

Affected Gender:

Female

Male