Case: General Synod of the United Church of Christ v. Cooper

3:14-cv-00213 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Filed Date: April 28, 2014

Closed Date: Aug. 12, 2015

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Case Summary

On April 28th, 2014, representatives of the United Church of Christ, ministers of various faiths, and congregants all filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the State of North Carolina. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court to enjoin and declare unconstitutional all North Carolina laws that prohibit same-sex marriage, claiming that they denied the plaintiffs' rights to due process and equa…

On April 28th, 2014, representatives of the United Church of Christ, ministers of various faiths, and congregants all filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the State of North Carolina. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the Court to enjoin and declare unconstitutional all North Carolina laws that prohibit same-sex marriage, claiming that they denied the plaintiffs' rights to due process and equal protection.

Specifically, the plaintiffs consisted of three different groups: the Religious Denomination Plaintiff, Clergy Plaintiffs or Minister Plaintiffs, and Couple Plaintiffs. The plaintiffs alleged that by denying same-sex couples the right to marry and prohibiting the couples and clergy to have religious marriage ceremonies, the state was treating same-sex couples as second-class citizens and interfering with the plaintiffs' religious beliefs of marriage equality.

On August 12, 2014, the court ordered that the defendants' motion for a stay be granted, pending the Fourth Circuit's ruling in Bostic v. Schaefer (PB-VA-0005 in this Clearinghouse).

On October 10, 2014, the Court issued a permanent injunction that, in keeping with the decision in Bostic, permanently enjoined the State of North Carolina from enforcing laws banning same-sex marriage or punishing clergy for solemnizing same-sex marriage and refusing to recognize same-sex marriage.

On October 9, 2014, Thom Tillis (North Carolina Speaker of the House of Representatives) and Phil Berger (President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina Senate) filed a motion to intervene on their own behalf and that of their constituents. On October 10, 2014, the Court denied their motion, finding their interests adequately represented by the Attorney General, and in their order issuing the injunction noted that, "...in the hours preceding this Order there have been a number of last minute motions filed by interested parties. The issue before this court is neither a political issue nor a moral issue. It is a legal issue and it is clear as a matter of what is now settled law in the Fourth Circuit that North Carolina laws prohibiting same sex marriage... are unconstitutional." 12 F. Supp. 3d 790, 2014 WL 5092288, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144383.

On November 7, 2014, Tillis and Berger appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit the District Court's orders denying their motion to intervene as well as the judgment of the Court. On December 8, 2014, the Fourth Circuit consolidated this case together with four other cases.

On February 10, 2015, the Court of Appeals placed this case in abeyance pending the United States Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, (PB-OH-0003 in this Clearinghouse.) which was decided in June 2015.

After the Obergefell decision, the Supreme Court on June 30, 2015 denied the petition for a writ of certiorari. On August 11, 2015, the district court clerk granted the motion to voluntarily dismiss the appeals, and denied the motion to remand to the district court for further proceedings. There was no discussion of attorneys’ fees and costs. As of December 2018, there has been no further docket activity and so the case is presumably closed.

Summary Authors

Megan Dolan (6/18/2014)

Claire Lally (4/3/2015)

Dawn Lui (12/4/2018)

Related Cases

Bostic v. McDonnell, Eastern District of Virginia (2013)

People

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Judge(s)

Cogburn, Max Oliver Jr. (North Carolina)

Howell, Dennis L. (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Glazer, Thomas (District of Columbia)

Gresham, John West (North Carolina)

Huffman, Matthew Blake (District of Columbia)

Kleinschmidt, Mark J. (North Carolina)

Martel, Jonathan (District of Columbia)

Morris, Sean (California)

Warlick, Sarah (District of Columbia)

Weiner, David J. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Cogburn, Max Oliver Jr. (North Carolina)

Howell, Dennis L. (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Glazer, Thomas (District of Columbia)

Gresham, John West (North Carolina)

Huffman, Matthew Blake (District of Columbia)

Kleinschmidt, Mark J. (North Carolina)

Martel, Jonathan (District of Columbia)

Morris, Sean (California)

Warlick, Sarah (District of Columbia)

Weiner, David J. (District of Columbia)

Witten, Samuel (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Adden, Robert Spencer Jr. (North Carolina)

Anderson, Philip Scott (North Carolina)

Askew, Roger A (North Carolina)

Gibson, Ronald (North Carolina)

Gottschalk, Tikkun A.S. (North Carolina)

Johnson, Noel H. (Indiana)

Koch, Richard Martin (North Carolina)

Phillips, Kaylan L. (Indiana)

Vanderhulst, Joseph A. (Indiana)

Vysotskaya de Brito, Olga Eugenia (North Carolina)

Warren, Scott Wood (North Carolina)

Other Attorney(s)

Eastman, John C. (California)

Potter, Robert Daniel (North Carolina)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Largess, S. Luke (North Carolina)

Sussman, Jacob H. (North Carolina)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Aug. 11, 2015 Docket

Docket [PACER]

Aug. 12, 2015 Docket
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Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law In Support of Their Motion for Preliminary Injunction

General Synod of The United Church of Christ v. Cooper

April 28, 2014 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Complaint

General Synod of The United Church of Christ v. Cooper

April 28, 2014 Complaint
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Amended Complaint

June 3, 2014 Complaint
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Order [Granting Motion to Stay]

General Synod of The United Church of Christ v. Cooper

2014 WL 3939331

Aug. 12, 2014 Order/Opinion
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Order

2014 WL 3702493

Aug. 12, 2014 Order/Opinion
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Memorandum of Decision and Order

General Synod of the United Church of Christ v. Resigner

12 F.Supp.3d 790

Oct. 10, 2014 Order/Opinion
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Order Denying Motion to Intervene

2013 WL 5094093

Oct. 10, 2014 Order/Opinion
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Order Denying Motion to Intervene

General Synod of The United Church of Christ v. Cooper

2014 WL 5094093

Oct. 10, 2014 Order/Opinion

Resources

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General Synod of the United Church of Christ v. Cooper*; Consolidated with Fisher-Borne v. Smith and Gerber v. Cooper

Lambda Legal

Filed 4/28/14. Includes free exercise of religion and expressive association claims on behalf of church and clergy plaintiffs, as well as due process and equal protection claims on behalf of same-se… Jan. 16, 2015 https://www.lambdalegal.org/node/30776

Docket

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

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COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0419-2293659), filed by Catherine McGaughey, Carol Taylor, Reverend Robin Tanner, Joanne Marinaro, Reverend Joseph Hoffman, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joel Blady, Kathleen Smith, Cathy Fry, Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, Reverend Nancy Ellett Allison, Reverend Dr. Nancy E. Petty, Elizabeth "Lisa" Cloninger, Shauna Bragan, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Reverend Mark Ward, Reverend Nathan King, Kay Diane Ansley, Jeffrey Addy, Reverend Nancy Kraft.(Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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Corporate Disclosure Statement by General Synod of The United Church of Christ (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Jeffrey Addy, Reverend Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Elizabeth "Lisa" Cloninger, Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Reverend Joseph Hoffman, Reverend Nathan King, Reverend Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Reverend Dr. Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Reverend Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Reverend Mark Ward.Responses due by 5/15/2014 (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Jeffrey Addy, Reverend Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Elizabeth "Lisa" Cloninger, Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Reverend Joseph Hoffman, Reverend Nathan King, Reverend Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Reverend Dr. Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Reverend Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Reverend Mark Ward.Responses due by 5/15/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Jeffrey Addy, Reverend Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Elizabeth "Lisa" Cloninger, Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Reverend Joseph Hoffman, Reverend Nathan King, Reverend Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Reverend Dr. Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Reverend Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Reverend Mark Ward. (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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Appendix by Jeffrey Addy, Reverend Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Elizabeth "Lisa" Cloninger, Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Reverend Joseph Hoffman, Reverend Nathan King, Reverend Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Reverend Dr. Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Reverend Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Reverend Mark Ward. Appendix re: 3 Motion for Preliminary Injunction,, 5 Memorandum in Support of Motion,, (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of General Synod of The United Church of Christ, # 2 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Joseph Hoffman, # 3 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Nancy Ellett Allison, # 4 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Nathan King, # 5 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Nancy Kraft, # 6 Exhibit Declaration of Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, # 7 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Robin Tanner, # 8 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Mark Ward, # 9 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Dr. Nancy E. Petty, # 10 Exhibit Declaration of Kay Diane Ansley, # 11 Exhibit Declaration of Catherine "Cathy" McGaughey, # 12 Exhibit Declaration of Elizabeth "Lisa" Cloninger, # 13 Exhibit Declaration of Kathleen Smith, # 14 Exhibit Declaration of Shauna Bragan, # 15 Exhibit Declaration of Stacy Maloney, # 16 Exhibit Declaration of Cathy Fry, # 17 Exhibit Declaration of Joanne Marinaro, # 18 Exhibit Declaration of Joel Blady, # 19 Exhibit Declaration of Jeffrey Addy, # 20 Exhibit Declaration of Betty Mack, # 21 Exhibit Declaration of Carol Taylor, # 22 Exhibit Advisory Opinion, N.C. Op. Att'y Gen. (May 14, 1996), # 23 Exhibit Advisory Opinion, N.C. Op. Att'y Gen. (2004))(Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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3 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Nancy Ellett Allison

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6 Exhibit Declaration of Rabbi Jonathan Freirich

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8 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Mark Ward

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9 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Dr. Nancy E. Petty

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11 Exhibit Declaration of Catherine "Cathy" McGaughey

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12 Exhibit Declaration of Elizabeth "Lisa" Cloninger

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22 Exhibit Advisory Opinion, N.C. Op. Att'y Gen. (May 14, 1996)

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23 Exhibit Advisory Opinion, N.C. Op. Att'y Gen. (2004)

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April 28, 2014 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by S. Luke Largess on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Largess, S.) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to David Weiner Filing fee $ 276, receipt number 0419-2293807. by Jeffrey Addy, Reverend Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Elizabeth "Lisa" Cloninger, Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Reverend Joseph Hoffman, Reverend Nathan King, Reverend Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Reverend Dr. Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Reverend Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Reverend Mark Ward. (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Jonathan Martel Filing fee $ 276, receipt number 0419-2293824. by Jeffrey Addy, Reverend Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Elizabeth "Lisa" Cloninger, Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Reverend Joseph Hoffman, Reverend Nathan King, Reverend Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Reverend Dr. Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Reverend Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Reverend Mark Ward. (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Thomas Glazer Filing fee $ 276, receipt number 0419-2293835. by Jeffrey Addy, Reverend Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Elizabeth "Lisa" Cloninger, Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Reverend Joseph Hoffman, Reverend Nathan King, Reverend Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Reverend Dr. Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Reverend Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Reverend Mark Ward. (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Sean Morris Filing fee $ 276, receipt number 0419-2293839. by Jeffrey Addy, Reverend Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Elizabeth "Lisa" Cloninger, Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Reverend Joseph Hoffman, Reverend Nathan King, Reverend Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Reverend Dr. Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Reverend Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Reverend Mark Ward. (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Sarah Warlick Filing fee $ 276, receipt number 0419-2293846. by Jeffrey Addy, Reverend Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Elizabeth "Lisa" Cloninger, Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Reverend Joseph Hoffman, Reverend Nathan King, Reverend Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Reverend Dr. Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Reverend Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Reverend Mark Ward. (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Samuel Witten Filing fee $ 276, receipt number 0419-2293856. by Jeffrey Addy, Reverend Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Elizabeth "Lisa" Cloninger, Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Reverend Joseph Hoffman, Reverend Nathan King, Reverend Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Reverend Dr. Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Reverend Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Reverend Mark Ward. (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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Summons Issued Electronically as to All Defendants. NOTICE: Counsel shall print the summons and serve with other case opening documents in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P.4 . (Attachments: # 1 summons, # 2 summons, # 3 summons, # 4 summons, # 5 summons, # 6 summons, # 7 summons, # 8 summons, # 9 summons, # 10 summons)(eef) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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ORDER granting 13 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice added Samuel Witten for Plaintiffs. Signed by Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 4/28/2014. (blf) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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ORDER granting 9 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice added Jonathan Martel for Plaintiffs. Signed by Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 4/28/2014. (blf) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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ORDER granting 8 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice added David Weiner for Plaintiffs. Signed by Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 4/28/2014. (blf) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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ORDER granting 10 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice added Thomas Glazer for Plaintiffs. Signed by Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 4/28/2014. (blf) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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ORDER granting 11 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice added Sean Morris for Jeffrey Addy,Ellett Allison,Kay Diane Ansley,Joel Blady,Shauna Bragan,Jonathan Freirich,Cathy Fry,General Synod of The United Church of Christ,Joseph Hoffman,Nathan King,Nancy Kraft,Betty Mack,Stacy Maloney,Joanne Marinaro,Catherine McGaughey,Dr. Nancy E. Petty,Kathleen Smith,Robin Tanner,Carol Taylor and Mark Ward. Signed by Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 4/28/2014. (eef) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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ORDER granting 12 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice added Sarah Warlick for Plaintiffs. Signed by Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 4/28/2014. (blf) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Mark James Kleinschmidt on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Kleinschmidt, Mark) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Jeffrey Addy, Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Elizabeth Cloninger, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward re 6 Appendix,,,,,,, 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 5 Memorandum in Support of Motion,, 4 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages, 2 Corporate Disclosure Statement (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

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ORDER granting 4 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Signed by Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 4/28/2014. (tmg) (Entered: 04/29/2014)

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Summons Reissued Electronically as to Roy Cooper, Bradley Greenway, Ned Mangum, Ronald L. Moore, Andrew Murray, Roxann Vaneekhoven. NOTICE: Counsel shall print the summons and serve with other case opening documents in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P.4 and Local Rule 73.1(A)(2). (Attachments: # 1 summons, # 2 summons, # 3 summons, # 4 summons, # 5 summons)(eef) (Entered: 05/01/2014)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Ronald L. Gibson on behalf of J. David Granberry (Gibson, Ronald) (Entered: 05/06/2014)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Wood Warren on behalf of Laura M. Riddick (Warren, Scott) (Entered: 05/14/2014)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Roger A. Askew on behalf of Laura M. Riddick (Askew, Roger) (Entered: 05/14/2014)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Jeffrey Addy, Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Elizabeth Cloninger, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward re 1 Complaint,, (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 05/14/2014)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Tikkun A.S. Gottschalk on behalf of Drew Reisinger (Gottschalk, Tikkun) (Entered: 05/15/2014)

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MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer re: 1 Complaint,, by J. David Granberry. (Adden, Robert). Motions referred to David Keesler. (Entered: 05/15/2014)

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MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer Complaint by Drew Reisinger. (Gottschalk, Tikkun). Motions referred to David Keesler. (Entered: 05/15/2014)

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MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer re: 1 Complaint,, by Laura M. Riddick. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Extending time to Answer or Otherwise Respond)(Askew, Roger). Motions referred to David Keesler. (Entered: 05/15/2014)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Olga Eugenia Vysotskaya de Brito on behalf of Roy Cooper, Bradley Greenway, Ned Mangum, Ronald L. Moore, Andrew Murray, Roxann Vaneekhoven (Vysotskaya de Brito, Olga) (Entered: 05/15/2014)

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MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer re: 1 Complaint,, and Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Roy Cooper, Bradley Greenway, Ned Mangum, Ronald L. Moore, Andrew Murray, Roxann Vaneekhoven. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Vysotskaya de Brito, Olga). Motions referred to David Keesler. (Entered: 05/15/2014)

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MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond to Complaint and to Extend Time to Respond to Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Tonia Hampton.Responses due by 6/2/2014 (Anderson, Philip). Motions referred to David Keesler. (Entered: 05/15/2014)

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NOTICE of Appearance by John West Gresham on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Gresham, John) (Entered: 05/16/2014)

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MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer complaint by Wayne Nixon. (Attachments: # 1 order allowing extension)(Koch, Richard). Motions referred to David Keesler. (Entered: 05/19/2014)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Richard Martin Koch on behalf of Wayne Nixon (Koch, Richard) (Entered: 05/19/2014)

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MOTION to Expedite, Motion to Shorten Time for Plaintiffs' Response to Defendants' Motion for Extension of Time by Roy Cooper, Bradley Greenway, Ned Mangum, Ronald L. Moore, Andrew Murray, Roxann Vaneekhoven.Responses due by 6/5/2014 (Vysotskaya de Brito, Olga) (Entered: 05/19/2014)

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ORDER denying without prejudice 39 Motion to Expedite Motion to Shorten Time for Plaintiffs' Response to Defendants' Motion for Extension of Time. Signed by Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 5/19/2014. (eef) (Entered: 05/19/2014)

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NOTICE of Subsequently Decided Authority by Jeffrey Addy, Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Elizabeth Cloninger, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward re 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 5 Memorandum in Support of Motion,, Subsequently Decided Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Baskin v. Bogan, # 2 Exhibit Latta v. Otter, # 3 Exhibit Evans v. Utah, # 4 Exhibit Geiger v. Kitzhaber, # 5 Exhibit Whitewood v. Wolf)(Sussman, Jacob) Modified on 5/27/2014 (tmg). (Entered: 05/23/2014)

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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re: 32 MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer re: 1 Complaint,,, 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 31 MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer Complaint, 30 MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer re: 1 Complaint,,, 34 MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer re: 1 Complaint,, and Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction, 35 MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond to Complaint and to Extend Time to Respond to Motion for Preliminary Injunction, 37 MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer complaint by Jeffrey Addy, Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Elizabeth Cloninger, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward.Responses due by 6/9/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Sussman, Jacob). Motions referred to David Keesler. (Entered: 05/23/2014)

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ORDER granting 42 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction . Responses due by 6/10/2014; and until 6/23/2014 to file an Answer and/or Motions in response to Plaintiff's Compaint. Signed by Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 5/23/2014. (tmg) (Entered: 05/23/2014)

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MOTION to Stay Proceedings by Roy Cooper, Bradley Greenway, Ned Mangum, Ronald L. Moore, Andrew Murray, Roxann Vaneekhoven.Responses due by 6/13/2014 (Vysotskaya de Brito, Olga). Motions referred to David Keesler. (Entered: 05/27/2014)

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 44 MOTION to Stay Proceedings by Roy Cooper, Bradley Greenway, Ned Mangum, Ronald L. Moore, Andrew Murray, Roxann Vaneekhoven. (Vysotskaya de Brito, Olga) (Entered: 05/27/2014)

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Corporate Disclosure Statement by Laura M. Riddick (Askew, Roger) (Entered: 05/27/2014)

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MOTION to Stay by Laura M. Riddick.Responses due by 6/13/2014 (Askew, Roger). Motions referred to David Keesler. (Entered: 05/27/2014)

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MEMORANDUM/BRIEF in Support of Motion to Stay Proceedings by Laura M. Riddick re: 47 Motion to Stay (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Unpublished Decision- Hickey v. Baxter)(Askew, Roger) (Entered: 05/27/2014)

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ORDER denying as moot 30, 31, 32, 34, 35 and 37 Motion for Extension of Time. Signed by Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 5/27/2014. (eef) (Entered: 05/28/2014)

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Corporate Disclosure Statement by Wayne Nixon (Koch, Richard) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

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Corporate Disclosure Statement by Tonia Hampton (Anderson, Philip) (Entered: 06/02/2014)

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AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants, filed by Carol Taylor, Robin Tanner, Joanne Marinaro, Joseph Hoffman, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joel Blady, Cathy Fry, Shauna Bragan, Betty Mack, Kay Diane Ansley, Catherine McGaughey, Kathleen Smith, Jonathan Freirich, Nancy Ellett Allison, Nancy E. Petty, Elizabeth Cloninger, Stacy Maloney, Mark Ward, Nathan King, Jeffrey Addy, Nancy Kraft, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Thomas Murphy, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Amy Jacks Dean, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Milly Morrow, Russ Dean, Eric M. Solomon, Ari N. Margolis, Lucy H.F. Dinner.(Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 06/03/2014)

June 3, 2014 PACER
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Appendix by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward. Appendix re: 52 Amended Complaint,, (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of General Synod of The United Church of Christ, # 2 Exhibit Declaration of Central Conference of American Rabbis, # 3 Exhibit Declaration of Alliance of Baptists, Inc., # 4 Exhibit Declaration of Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, # 5 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Joseph Hoffman, # 6 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Nancy Allison, # 7 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Nathan King, # 8 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Nancy Kraft, # 9 Exhibit Declaration of Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, # 10 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Robin Tanner, # 11 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Mark Ward, # 12 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Dr. Nancy E. Petty, # 13 Exhibit Declaration of The Very Reverend Todd Donatelli, # 14 Exhibit Declaration of The Rev. Canon Thomas Murphy, # 15 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Milly Morrow, # 16 Exhibit Declaration of Rabbi Lucy H.F. Dinner, # 17 Exhibit Declaration of Rabbi Ari N. Margolis, # 18 Exhibit Declaration of Rabbi Ariel Edery, # 19 Exhibit Declaration of Rabbi Eric M. Solomon, # 20 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Russ Dean, # 21 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Amy Jacks Dean, # 22 Exhibit Declaration of Kay Diane Ansley, # 23 Exhibit Declaration of Catherine "Cathy" McGaughey, # 24 Exhibit Declaration of Elizabeth "Lisa" Cloninger, # 25 Exhibit Declaration of Kathleen Smith, # 26 Exhibit Declaration of Shauna Bragan, # 27 Exhibit Declaration of Stacy Maloney, # 28 Exhibit Declaration of Cathy Fry, # 29 Exhibit Declaration of Joanne Marinaro, # 30 Exhibit Declaration of Joel Blady, # 31 Exhibit Declaration of Jeffrey Addy, # 32 Exhibit Declaration of Betty Mack, # 33 Exhibit Declaration of Carol Taylor)(Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 06/03/2014)

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5 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Joseph Hoffman

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6 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Nancy Allison

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7 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Nathan King

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8 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Nancy Kraft

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9 Exhibit Declaration of Rabbi Jonathan Freirich

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10 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Robin Tanner

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11 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Mark Ward

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12 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Dr. Nancy E. Petty

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13 Exhibit Declaration of The Very Reverend Todd Donatelli

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14 Exhibit Declaration of The Rev. Canon Thomas Murphy

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15 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Milly Morrow

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16 Exhibit Declaration of Rabbi Lucy H.F. Dinner

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17 Exhibit Declaration of Rabbi Ari N. Margolis

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18 Exhibit Declaration of Rabbi Ariel Edery

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19 Exhibit Declaration of Rabbi Eric M. Solomon

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20 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Russ Dean

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21 Exhibit Declaration of Rev. Amy Jacks Dean

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22 Exhibit Declaration of Kay Diane Ansley

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23 Exhibit Declaration of Catherine "Cathy" McGaughey

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24 Exhibit Declaration of Elizabeth "Lisa" Cloninger

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25 Exhibit Declaration of Kathleen Smith

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26 Exhibit Declaration of Shauna Bragan

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27 Exhibit Declaration of Stacy Maloney

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28 Exhibit Declaration of Cathy Fry

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29 Exhibit Declaration of Joanne Marinaro

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30 Exhibit Declaration of Joel Blady

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31 Exhibit Declaration of Jeffrey Addy

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32 Exhibit Declaration of Betty Mack

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33 Exhibit Declaration of Carol Taylor

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Corporate Disclosure Statement by Central Conference of American Rabbis (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 06/03/2014)

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Corporate Disclosure Statement by Alliance of Baptists, Inc. (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 06/03/2014)

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Corporate Disclosure Statement by Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 06/03/2014)

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Corporate Disclosure Statement by Drew Reisinger (Gottschalk, Tikkun) (Entered: 06/04/2014)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Laura M. Riddick. Replies due by 6/20/2014 (Askew, Roger) (Entered: 06/10/2014)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Tonia Hampton. Replies due by 6/20/2014 (Anderson, Philip) (Entered: 06/10/2014)

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DOCUMENT DELETED Duplicate see document 61 Modified on 6/11/2014 (ssh). (Entered: 06/10/2014)

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MOTION to Stay by Wayne Nixon.Responses due by 6/27/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Koch, Richard). Motions referred to David Keesler. (Entered: 06/10/2014)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Wayne Nixon. Replies due by 6/20/2014 (Koch, Richard) (Entered: 06/10/2014)

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NOTICE of intent not to file reply by Drew Reisinger by Drew Reisinger. (Gottschalk, Tikkun) (Entered: 06/10/2014)

June 10, 2014 RECAP
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 44 MOTION to Stay Proceedings Response to Plaintiffs' Motion by J. David Granberry. Replies due by 6/20/2014 (Gibson, Ronald) (Entered: 06/10/2014)

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Roy Cooper, Bradley Greenway, Ned Mangum, Ronald L. Moore, Andrew Murray, Roxann Vaneekhoven. (Vysotskaya de Brito, Olga) (Entered: 06/10/2014)

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 44 MOTION to Stay Proceedings, 61 MOTION to Stay, 47 MOTION to Stay by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward. Replies due by 6/23/2014 (Largess, S.) (Entered: 06/13/2014)

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NOTICE by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward re 66 Response in Opposition to Motion,,, of Filing of Affidavit (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit)(Largess, S.) (Entered: 06/13/2014)

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NOTICE by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward re 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 5 Memorandum in Support of Motion,, Subsequently Decided Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Wolf v. Walker)(Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 06/16/2014)

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June 16, 2014 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer re: 52 Amended Complaint,, by Roy Cooper, Bradley Greenway, Ned Mangum, Ronald L. Moore, Andrew Murray, Roxann Vaneekhoven. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exh 1: McCrory v. State Order, # 2 Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting Extension)(Vysotskaya de Brito, Olga). Motions referred to David Keesler. (Entered: 06/18/2014)

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June 18, 2014 PACER
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ORDER granting 69 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer re 52 Amended Complaint. All Defendants shall have up to and including ten (10) days from the Courts ruling on the Motions To Stay (Document Nos. 44, 47, 61) to file a response to Plaintiffs Amended Complaint (Document No. 52). Signed by Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 6/18/2014. (eef) (Entered: 06/18/2014)

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REPLY to Response to Motion re 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Post-Windsor Decisions)(Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 06/20/2014)

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June 20, 2014 PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion re 44 MOTION to Stay Proceedings by Roy Cooper, Bradley Greenway, Ned Mangum, Ronald L. Moore, Andrew Murray, Roxann Vaneekhoven. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exh 1, # 2 Exhibit Exh 2, # 3 Exhibit Exh 3, # 4 Exhibit Exh 4)(Vysotskaya de Brito, Olga) (Entered: 06/23/2014)

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June 23, 2014 PACER
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MOTION Oral Argument re 64 Response in Opposition to Motion, 44 MOTION to Stay Proceedings, 61 MOTION to Stay, 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 47 MOTION to Stay by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward.Responses due by 7/10/2014 (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 06/23/2014)

June 23, 2014 PACER
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NOTICE by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward re 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 5 Memorandum in Support of Motion,, Subsequently Decided Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Kitchen v. Herbert (10th Cir.), # 2 Exhibit Baskin v. Bogan)(Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

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June 25, 2014 PACER
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ORDER denying without prejudice 73 Motion Oral Argument re 64 Response in Opposition to Motion, 44 MOTION to Stay Proceedings, 61 MOTION to Stay, 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 47 MOTION to Stay; FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant Riddick and Defendant Nixon shall file reply briefs in support of their motions to stay proceedings on or before July 1, 2014. Signed by Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 6/26/2014. (eef) Modified text on 6/26/2014 (eef). (Entered: 06/26/2014)

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REPLY to Response to Motion re 47 MOTION to Stay by Laura M. Riddick. (Askew, Roger) (Entered: 07/01/2014)

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Reply to Response to Motion re 61 MOTION to Stay by Wayne Nixon. (Koch, Richard) Modified text on 7/1/2014 (eef). (Entered: 07/01/2014)

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MOTION Oral Argument re 64 Response in Opposition to Motion, 44 MOTION to Stay Proceedings, 61 MOTION to Stay, 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 5 Memorandum in Support of Motion,, 47 MOTION to Stay by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward.Responses due by 7/18/2014 (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 07/01/2014)

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Pro Se MOTION to Intervene by Chris Sevier. Responses due by 7/18/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum In Support, # 2 Proposed Intervening Complaint, # 3 Declaration of Chris Sevier, # 4 Exhibit)(eef). Modified on 7/21/2014 to remove referral (tmg). (Entered: 07/01/2014)

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July 1, 2014 PACER
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Pro Se MOTION to Have ECF Filing Access by Chris Sevier.Responses due by 7/18/2014 (eef) (Entered: 07/01/2014)

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 79 MOTION to Intervene filed by consent of all parties by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Chris Sevier, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward. Replies due by 7/17/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Order of Tennessee Supreme Court)(Largess, S.) (Entered: 07/07/2014)

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Miscellaneous Filing by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Chris Sevier, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward. re: 81 Response in Opposition to Motion,,, Amended Certificate of Service for Doc 81 to Show Service by Mail upon Chris Sevier (Largess, S.) (Entered: 07/08/2014)

July 8, 2014 PACER
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NOTICE by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward re 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 5 Memorandum in Support of Motion,, Subsequently Decided Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Brinkman v. Long)(Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 07/11/2014)

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July 11, 2014 PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion re 79 MOTION to Intervene by Chris Sevier. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(eef) (Entered: 07/18/2014)

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July 17, 2014 PACER
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RESPONSE to Motion re 78 MOTION Oral Argument re 64 Response in Opposition to Motion, 44 MOTION to Stay Proceedings, 61 MOTION to Stay, 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 5 Memorandum in Support of Motion,, 47 MOTION t by Roy Cooper, Bradley Greenway, Ned Mangum, Ronald L. Moore, Andrew Murray, Roxann Vaneekhoven. Replies due by 7/28/2014 (Vysotskaya de Brito, Olga) (Entered: 07/18/2014)

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NOTICE by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward re 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 5 Memorandum in Support of Motion,, Subsequently Decided Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Bishop v. Smith, # 2 Exhibit Huntsman v. Heavilin)(Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 07/18/2014)

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NOTICE by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward re 3 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 5 Memorandum in Support of Motion,, Subsequently Decided Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Burns v. Hickenlooper, # 2 Exhibit Love v. Beshear)(Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 07/24/2014)

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July 24, 2014 PACER
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ORDER denying 79 Motion to Intervene and 80 Motion to have ECF Filing Access. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell on 08/12/2014. (Pro se litigant served by US Mail.)(thh) (Entered: 08/12/2014)

Aug. 12, 2014 RECAP
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ORDER granting [44, 47, 61] Motions to Stay; denying 78 Motion for Oral Argument. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell on 08/12/2014. (Pro se litigant served by US Mail.)(thh) (Entered: 08/12/2014)

Aug. 12, 2014 RECAP
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MOTION for Reconsideration re 88 Order on Motion to Intervene, Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief by Chris Sevier.Responses due by 9/8/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit)(jlk). Motions referred to Dennis Howell. (Entered: 08/21/2014)

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Aug. 21, 2014 RECAP
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ORDER re 90 MOTION for Reconsideration re 88 Order on Motion to Intervene, Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief, ORDERED that this matter is hereby STAYED pending the Supreme Courts disposition of Bostic, FURTHER ORDERED that proposed intervenor Chris Seviers Motion for Reconsideration [Doc. 90] shall be HELD IN ABEYANCE until the stay is lifted. Signed by District Judge Martin Reidinger on 08/23/2014. (Pro se litigant served by US Mail.)(jlk) (Entered: 08/25/2014)

Aug. 25, 2014 RECAP
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NOTICE by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward Notice of Attorney General Cooper's Position (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit U.S.D.J. Osteen's Order, # 2 Exhibit A.G. Cooper's Brief)(Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

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MOTION to Lift Stay re 91 Order, by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward.Responses due by 9/25/2014 (Sussman, Jacob). Motions referred to Dennis Howell. (Entered: 09/08/2014)

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 93 MOTION to Lift Stay re 91 Order, by Jeffrey Addy, Alliance of Baptists, Inc., Nancy Ellett Allison, Kay Diane Ansley, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Joel Blady, Shauna Bragan, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Elizabeth Cloninger, Amy Jacks Dean, Russ Dean, Lucy H.F. Dinner, Todd Donatelli, Ariel Edery, Jonathan Freirich, Cathy Fry, General Synod of The United Church of Christ, Joseph Hoffman, Nathan King, Nancy Kraft, Betty Mack, Stacy Maloney, Ari N. Margolis, Joanne Marinaro, Catherine McGaughey, Milly Morrow, Thomas Murphy, Nancy E. Petty, Kathleen Smith, Eric M. Solomon, Robin Tanner, Carol Taylor, Mark Ward. (Sussman, Jacob) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 93 MOTION to Lift Stay re 91 Order, by J. David Granberry. Replies due by 10/6/2014 (Adden, Robert) (Entered: 09/24/2014)

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 93 MOTION to Lift Stay re 91 Order, by Laura M. Riddick. Replies due by 10/6/2014 (Askew, Roger) (Entered: 09/24/2014)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 93 MOTION to Lift Stay re 91 Order, by Roy Cooper, Bradley Greenway, Ned Mangum, Ronald L. Moore, Andrew Murray, Roxann Vaneekhoven. Replies due by 10/6/2014 (Vysotskaya de Brito, Olga) (Entered: 09/24/2014)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 93 MOTION to Lift Stay re 91 Order, by Tonia Hampton. Replies due by 10/6/2014 (Anderson, Philip) (Entered: 09/25/2014)

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RESPONSE in Opposition by Wayne Nixon. (Koch, Richard) (Entered: 09/26/2014)

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STATUS REPORT by Roy Cooper, Bradley Greenway, Ned Mangum, Ronald L. Moore, Andrew Murray, Roxann Vaneekhoven (Vysotskaya de Brito, Olga) (Entered: 10/07/2014)

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State / Territory: North Carolina

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Same-Sex Marriage

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 28, 2014

Closing Date: Aug. 12, 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs consisted of three different groups: the Religious Denomination Plaintiff, Clergy Plaintiffs or Minister Plaintiffs, and Couple Plaintiffs.

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

State of North Carolina, 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):

Free Exercise Clause

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:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Marriage

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

Sex discrimination

Sexual orientatation

Affected Gender:

Female

Male