Case: Guzzo v. Mead

2:14-cv-00200 | U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming

Filed Date: Oct. 7, 2014

Closed Date: 2015

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Case Summary

On October 7, 2014, four same-sex couples and Wyoming Equality filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming under 42 U.S.C § 1983 against the State of Wyoming. The four couples live in Wyoming, two seek to get married in the state and the others seek to have their marriages, performed in other jurisdictions, legally recognized in the state. Wyoming Equality is a non-profit organization that works on behalf of LGBT causes in the state. The plaintiffs asked the …

On October 7, 2014, four same-sex couples and Wyoming Equality filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming under 42 U.S.C § 1983 against the State of Wyoming. The four couples live in Wyoming, two seek to get married in the state and the others seek to have their marriages, performed in other jurisdictions, legally recognized in the state. Wyoming Equality is a non-profit organization that works on behalf of LGBT causes in the state. The plaintiffs asked the court to preliminarily and permanently enjoin the enforcement of Wyoming Statute 20-1-101, which denies marriage licenses to same-sex couples and forbids the recognition of same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. The plaintiffs argued that by defining marriage as only between a man and a woman, the law deprives same-sex couples of the right to due process and the equal protection of the laws in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. In addition, the plaintiffs argued that the law must be overturned in light of the Tenth Circuit's decisions in Kitchen v. Herbert and Bishop v. Smith, which both held that laws banning same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. The plaintiffs also sought the costs, expenses, and attorneys' fees related to the lawsuit.

On October 17, 2014, the United States District Court (Judge Scott W. Skavdahl) entered an order preliminarily enjoining the enforcement of Wyoming Statute 20-1-101, ruling Kitchen and Bishop controlled the outcome of the case. The court (Judge Skavdahl) found that Wyoming's ban on same sex marriage did violate the couples' rights under the Fourteenth Amendment.

Defendants decided not to appeal the case to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and on January 29, 2015 the court (Judge Skavdahl) entered an order permanently enjoining Wyoming from enforcing statute 20-1-101.

Summary Authors

Thomas Topping (2/9/2015)

People

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Judge(s)

Skavdahl, Scott Wesley (Wyoming)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Jahanian, Arash (Colorado)

Lyman, L. James (Colorado)

Minter, Shannon (California)

Mohamedbhai, Qusair (Colorado)

Stoever, Thomas W. Jr. (Colorado)

Stoll, Christopher (California)

Zubrod, Tracy L. (Wyoming)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Crecelius, Jared Scott (Wyoming)

Haggerty, Bernard P. (Wyoming)

Judge(s)

Skavdahl, Scott Wesley (Wyoming)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Jahanian, Arash (Colorado)

Lyman, L. James (Colorado)

Minter, Shannon (California)

Mohamedbhai, Qusair (Colorado)

Stoever, Thomas W. Jr. (Colorado)

Stoll, Christopher (California)

Zubrod, Tracy L. (Wyoming)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Crecelius, Jared Scott (Wyoming)

Haggerty, Bernard P. (Wyoming)

Hardsocg, Martin L. (Wyoming)

Kaste, James C. (Wyoming)

Michael, Peter K. (Wyoming)

Robinson, Michael M. (Wyoming)

Schelhaas, Ryan T. (Wyoming)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Voss, Andrew J. (Minnesota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:14-cv-00200

Docket [PACER]

Jan. 29, 2015

Jan. 29, 2015

Docket
1

2:14-cv-00200

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Oct. 7, 2014

Oct. 7, 2014

Complaint
7

2:14-cv-00200

Plaintiffs’ Motion And Brief In Support Of Preliminary Injunction And Temporary Restraining Order

Oct. 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014

Pleading / Motion / Brief
45

2:14-cv-00200

Notice of Defendant Debra K. Lathrop, Laramie County Clerk

Oct. 17, 2014

Oct. 17, 2014

Notice Letter
44

2:14-cv-00200

Order Granting Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Stay

2014 WL 5317797

Oct. 17, 2014

Oct. 17, 2014

Order/Opinion
47

2:14-cv-00200

Order Lifting Temporary Stay

Oct. 20, 2014

Oct. 20, 2014

Order/Opinion
65

2:14-cv-00200

Order Granting Judgment on the Pleadings and Permanent Injunction

Jan. 29, 2015

Jan. 29, 2015

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5057767/guzzo-v-wyoming-governor/

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF (four summonses issued) ( Filing fee $400 receipt #CHY020391.) filed by Shelly Montgomery, Bonnie Robinson, Charles Killion, Brie Barth, Wyoming Equality, Rob Johnston, Anne Marie Guzzo, Carl Oleson, Ivan Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (Court Staff, sjlg) Text Modified on 10/7/2014 (Court Staff, sjlg). (Entered: 10/07/2014)

Oct. 7, 2014

Oct. 7, 2014

PACER
2

Praecipe for Summons filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality, four (4) issued. (Court Staff, sjlg) (Entered: 10/07/2014)

Oct. 7, 2014

Oct. 7, 2014

PACER
3

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Anne Marie Guzzo. Wyoming Governor served on 10/7/2014, answer due on 10/28/2014 (Zubrod, Tracy) (Entered: 10/08/2014)

Oct. 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014

PACER
4

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Anne Marie Guzzo. Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director served on 10/7/2014, answer due on 10/28/2014 (Zubrod, Tracy) (Entered: 10/08/2014)

Oct. 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014

PACER
5

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Anne Marie Guzzo. Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator served on 10/7/2014, answer due on 10/28/2014 (Zubrod, Tracy) (Entered: 10/08/2014)

Oct. 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014

PACER
6

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Anne Marie Guzzo. Laramie County Clerk served on 10/7/2014, answer due on 10/28/2014 (Zubrod, Tracy) (Entered: 10/08/2014)

Oct. 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014

PACER
7

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support of Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8)(Zubrod, Tracy) (Entered: 10/08/2014)

Oct. 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014

PACER
8

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for L. James Lyman to appear pro hac vice; Check tendered; filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Affidavit)(Zubrod, Tracy) (Entered: 10/08/2014)

Oct. 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014

PACER
9

ORDER Granting 8 Motion to appear pro hac vice admitting L. James Lyman for Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams and Wyoming Equality by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin.(Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 10/09/2014)

Oct. 9, 2014

Oct. 9, 2014

PACER
10

NOTICE of Hearing on 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order. Motion Hearing set for 10/16/2014 10:00 AM in Casper Courtroom No. 2 (Room No. 204) before Honorable Scott W Skavdahl. (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 10/09/2014)

Oct. 9, 2014

Oct. 9, 2014

PACER
11

(TEXT-ONLY) ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl; Defendants' to file responses to Plaintiffs' 7 Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order by close of business, Monday, October 13, 2014.(cc: Wyoming Attorney General via email)(Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 10/09/2014)

Oct. 9, 2014

Oct. 9, 2014

PACER
12

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Thomas W. Stoever, Jr. to appear pro hac vice; Check tendered; filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Affidavit)(Zubrod, Tracy) (Entered: 10/09/2014)

Oct. 9, 2014

Oct. 9, 2014

PACER
13

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H Rankin granting 12 Motion to appear pro hac vice admitting Thomas W Stoever for Brie Barth,Thomas W Stoever for Anne Marie Guzzo,Thomas W Stoever for Rob Johnston,Thomas W Stoever for Charles Killion,Thomas W Stoever for Shelly Montgomery,Thomas W Stoever for Carl Oleson,Thomas W Stoever for Bonnie Robinson,Thomas W Stoever for Ivan Williams,Thomas W Stoever for Wyoming Equality (Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 10/10/2014)

Oct. 10, 2014

Oct. 10, 2014

PACER
14

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Mark Towne Voss on behalf of Laramie County Clerk (Court Staff, sth) (Entered: 10/10/2014)

Oct. 10, 2014

Oct. 10, 2014

PACER
15

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Bernard P Haggerty on behalf of Laramie County Clerk (Court Staff, sth) (Entered: 10/10/2014)

Oct. 10, 2014

Oct. 10, 2014

PACER
16

RESPONSE to 7 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, filed by Defendant Laramie County Clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit) (Court Staff, sth) (Entered: 10/10/2014)

Oct. 10, 2014

Oct. 10, 2014

PACER
17

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by James C Kaste on behalf of Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director, Wyoming Governor, Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator (Kaste, James) (Entered: 10/13/2014)

Oct. 13, 2014

Oct. 13, 2014

PACER
18

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION to Quash Subpoena filed by James C. Kaste filed by Defendant Wyoming Governor. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Affidavit of Governor Mead, # 3 Proposed Order)(Kaste, James) (Entered: 10/13/2014)

Oct. 13, 2014

Oct. 13, 2014

PACER
19

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Michael M Robinson on behalf of Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director, Wyoming Governor, Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator (Robinson, Michael) (Entered: 10/13/2014)

Oct. 13, 2014

Oct. 13, 2014

PACER
20

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Jared Scott Crecelius on behalf of Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director, Wyoming Governor, Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator (Crecelius, Jared) (Entered: 10/13/2014)

Oct. 13, 2014

Oct. 13, 2014

PACER
21

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Martin L Hardsocg on behalf of Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director, Wyoming Governor, Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator (Hardsocg, Martin) (Entered: 10/13/2014)

Oct. 13, 2014

Oct. 13, 2014

PACER
22

REPLY to 7 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, and Temporary Restraining Order filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Lyman, Lincoln) (Entered: 10/13/2014)

Oct. 13, 2014

Oct. 13, 2014

PACER
23

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Peter K Michael on behalf of Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director, Wyoming Governor, Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator (Michael, Peter) (Entered: 10/13/2014)

Oct. 13, 2014

Oct. 13, 2014

PACER
24

STIPULATION OF FACTS filed by Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4) (Lyman, Lincoln) (Entered: 10/13/2014)

Oct. 13, 2014

Oct. 13, 2014

PACER
25

ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl granting 18 Motion to Quash (Skavdahl, Scott) (Entered: 10/13/2014)

Oct. 13, 2014

Oct. 13, 2014

PACER
26

RESPONSE in Opposition re 7 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director, Wyoming Governor, Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Affidavit Benjamin Brandes) (Crecelius, Jared) (Entered: 10/13/2014)

Oct. 13, 2014

Oct. 13, 2014

PACER
27

AMENDED RESPONSE to 7 Plaintiffs' Motion and Brief in support of Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order filed by Defendant Laramie County Clerk. (Court Staff, sal) (Entered: 10/14/2014)

Oct. 14, 2014

Oct. 14, 2014

PACER
28

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Ryan T Schelhaas on behalf of Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director, Wyoming Governor, Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator (Schelhaas, Ryan) (Entered: 10/14/2014)

Oct. 14, 2014

Oct. 14, 2014

PACER
29

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Arash Jahanian to appear pro hac vice; Check not tendered; filed by Plaintiff Anne Marie Guzzo. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Proposed Order)(Zubrod, Tracy) (Entered: 10/14/2014)

Oct. 14, 2014

Oct. 14, 2014

PACER
30

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Qusair Mohamedbhai to appear pro hac vice; Check not tendered; filed by Plaintiff Anne Marie Guzzo. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Proposed Order)(Zubrod, Tracy) (Entered: 10/14/2014)

Oct. 14, 2014

Oct. 14, 2014

PACER
31

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Christopher F. Stoll to appear pro hac vice; Check not tendered; filed by Plaintiff Anne Marie Guzzo. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Proposed Order)(Zubrod, Tracy) (Entered: 10/14/2014)

Oct. 14, 2014

Oct. 14, 2014

PACER
32

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Shannon P. Minter to appear pro hac vice; Check not tendered; filed by Plaintiff Anne Marie Guzzo. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Proposed Order)(Zubrod, Tracy) (Entered: 10/14/2014)

Oct. 14, 2014

Oct. 14, 2014

PACER
33

ORDER STRIKING DEFENDANT DEBRA K. LATHROP'S AMENDED RESPONSE re 27 Response to Motion filed by Laramie County Clerk by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl.(Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 10/14/2014)

Oct. 14, 2014

Oct. 14, 2014

PACER
34

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H Rankin granting 29 Motion to appear pro hac vice admitting Arash Jahanian for Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams and Wyoming Equality (Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 10/15/2014)

Oct. 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014

PACER
35

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H Rankin granting 30 Motion to appear pro hac vice admitting Qusair Mohamedbhai for Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams and Wyoming Equality (Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 10/15/2014)

Oct. 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014

PACER
36

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H Rankin granting 31 Motion to appear pro hac vice admitting Christopher F Stoll for Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams and Wyoming Equality (Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 10/15/2014)

Oct. 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014

PACER
37

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H Rankin granting 32 Motion to appear pro hac vice admitting Shannon P Minter for Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams and Wyoming Equality (Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 10/15/2014)

Oct. 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014

PACER
38

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Leave to File Reply/Brief/Supplement (Non-Dispositive) in Support of Their Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order in Response to the State Defendants' Opposition, filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Attachments: # 1 Reply, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Proposed Order)(Lyman, Lincoln) (Entered: 10/15/2014)

Oct. 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014

PACER
39

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Lincoln James Lyman on behalf of Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality (Lyman, Lincoln) (Entered: 10/15/2014)

Oct. 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014

PACER
40

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H Rankin granting 38 Motion to File Reply/Brief/Supplement. Plaintiffs must file Reply forthwith. (Court Staff, sjg) (Entered: 10/15/2014)

Oct. 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014

PACER
41

REPLY BRIEF re 7 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, and Temporary Restraining Order In Response to the State Defendants' Opposition filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3) (Lyman, Lincoln) (Entered: 10/15/2014)

Oct. 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014

PACER
42

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Thomas W Stoever on behalf of Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality (Stoever, Thomas) (Entered: 10/16/2014)

Oct. 16, 2014

Oct. 16, 2014

PACER
43

MINUTES for proceedings held before Honorable Scott W Skavdahl: Motion Hearing held on 10/16/2014 as to Plaintiff's 7 Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order; Plaintiff's Exhibit 1 marked and admitted; Affidavits already on file (Doc. 7 Exhibits 2-8 ) marked and admitted; Testimony of Debra K. Lathrop, Laramie County Clerk, Cheyenne, WY heard; closing argument heard by Thomas Stoever for the Plaintiff and Jared Crecelius for the Defendant; a ruling will be issued Monday, October 20, 2014 (Court Reporter Anne Bowline.) (Court Staff, stbd) (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/16/2014: # 1 Plaintiff's Exhibit 1) (Court Staff, stbd). (Entered: 10/16/2014)

Oct. 16, 2014

Oct. 16, 2014

PACER
44

ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl granting 7 Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Stay. (Court Staff, sjc) (Entered: 10/17/2014)

Oct. 17, 2014

Oct. 17, 2014

RECAP
45

NOTICE by Defendant Laramie County Clerk (Court Staff, sjlg) (Entered: 10/17/2014)

Oct. 17, 2014

Oct. 17, 2014

PACER
46

NOTICE by Defendants Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director, Wyoming Governor, Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator re 44 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Crecelius, Jared) (Entered: 10/21/2014)

Oct. 21, 2014

Oct. 21, 2014

PACER
47

ORDER LIFTING TEMPORARY STAY by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl. IT IS ORDERED that the temporary stay is hereby lifted and the preliminary injunction granted on October 17, 2014 (Doc. 44) is given immediate force and effect. Defendants are immediately enjoined from enforcing or applying Wyoming Statute ยง 20-1-101, or any other state law, policy, or practice, as a basis to deny marriage to same-sex couples or to deny recognition of otherwise valid same-sex marriages entered into elsewhere, and marriage licenses may not be denied on the basis that the applicants are a same-sex couple. See Order for further detail.(Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 10/21/2014)

Oct. 21, 2014

Oct. 21, 2014

PACER
48

ANSWER to 1 Complaint with Affirmative Defenses by Laramie County Clerk. (Court Staff, sal) (Entered: 10/24/2014)

Oct. 24, 2014

Oct. 24, 2014

PACER
49

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Extension of Time (Non-Dispositive) filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director, Wyoming Governor, Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Schelhaas, Ryan) (Entered: 10/27/2014)

Oct. 27, 2014

Oct. 27, 2014

PACER
50

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H Rankin granting 49 Motion for Extension of Time. State Defendants have up to and including 10/31/14 to file their Answer.(Court Staff, sjg) (Entered: 10/28/2014)

Oct. 28, 2014

Oct. 28, 2014

PACER
51

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. Second MOTION for Extension of Time (Non-Dispositive) filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director, Wyoming Governor, Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Schelhaas, Ryan) (Entered: 10/30/2014)

Oct. 30, 2014

Oct. 30, 2014

PACER
52

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H Rankin granting 51 Motion for Extension of Time. State Defendants have up to and including 11/7/14 to file their answer. (Court Staff, sjg) (Entered: 10/31/2014)

Oct. 31, 2014

Oct. 31, 2014

PACER
53

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director, Wyoming Governor, Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator. (Schelhaas, Ryan) (Entered: 11/07/2014)

Nov. 7, 2014

Nov. 7, 2014

PACER
54

MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director, Wyoming Governor, Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Schelhaas, Ryan) (Entered: 11/10/2014)

Nov. 10, 2014

Nov. 10, 2014

PACER
55

RESPONSE to 54 Motion for Judgment, filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Lyman, Lincoln) (Entered: 11/17/2014)

Nov. 17, 2014

Nov. 17, 2014

PACER
56

MOTION for Judgment On The Pleadings filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Joint Stipulation)(Stoever, Thomas) (Entered: 11/24/2014)

Nov. 24, 2014

Nov. 24, 2014

PACER
57

NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of Evidentiary Hearing held on 10-16-2014 before Judge Scott W. Skavdahl. To purchase a copy of this transcript, please contact Court Reporter Anne Bowline, phone (307) 235-3376 or email anne@professionalreporting.com. A party must file a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction within 7 business days. If a party fails to request redaction, the unredacted transcript attached to this entry will be made available electronically without redaction.. Notice of Intent to Redact due 12/2/2014. Notice of Redaction Request due 12/16/2014. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 12/26/2014. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 2/23/2015. (Bowline, Anne) (Entered: 11/25/2014)

Nov. 25, 2014

Nov. 25, 2014

PACER
58

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Lyman, Lincoln) (Entered: 12/05/2014)

Dec. 5, 2014

Dec. 5, 2014

PACER
59

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H Rankin granting 58 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Lincoln James Lyman terminated (Court Staff, sjg) (Entered: 12/08/2014)

Dec. 8, 2014

Dec. 8, 2014

PACER
60

RESPONSE to 56 Motion for Judgment, filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director, Wyoming Governor, Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator. (Schelhaas, Ryan) (Entered: 12/08/2014)

Dec. 8, 2014

Dec. 8, 2014

PACER
61

REPLY to 56 Motion for Judgment, filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B) (Stoever, Thomas) (Entered: 12/12/2014)

Dec. 12, 2014

Dec. 12, 2014

PACER
62

NOTICE of Change of Address by Arash Jahanian, attorney on behalf of Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality (Jahanian, Arash) (Entered: 01/13/2015)

Jan. 13, 2015

Jan. 13, 2015

PACER
63

MOTION for Hearing on Parties Motions for Judgment on Pleadings filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Stoever, Thomas) (Entered: 01/14/2015)

Jan. 14, 2015

Jan. 14, 2015

PACER
64

ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR HEARING by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl re 63 Motion for Hearing - Dispositive. (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 01/15/2015)

Jan. 15, 2015

Jan. 15, 2015

PACER
65

ORDER GRANTING JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS and PERMANENT INJUNCTION by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl re 54 Motion for Judgment (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 01/29/2015)

Jan. 29, 2015

Jan. 29, 2015

PACER
66

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Extension of Time (Non-Dispositive) to File Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Bill of Costs filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Jahanian, Arash) (Entered: 02/11/2015)

Feb. 11, 2015

Feb. 11, 2015

PACER
67

RESPONSE by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality re 66 MOTION for Extension of Time (Non-Dispositive) to File Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Bill of Costs (Jahanian, Arash) (Entered: 02/11/2015)

Feb. 11, 2015

Feb. 11, 2015

PACER
68

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H Rankin granting 66 Motion for Extension of Time. Plaintiffs have up to and including February 26, 2015 to file their Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Bill of Costs. (Court Staff, sjg) (Entered: 02/12/2015)

Feb. 12, 2015

Feb. 12, 2015

PACER
69

MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Jahanian, Arash) (Entered: 02/26/2015)

Feb. 26, 2015

Feb. 26, 2015

PACER
70

MEMORANDUM in Support of 69 Motion for Attorney Fees, filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of Thomas Stoever, with Attachments, # 2 Exhibit Declaration of Shannon Minter, with Attachments, # 3 Exhibit Declaration of Qusair Mohamedbhai, with Attachments, # 4 Exhibit Declaration of Tracy Zubrod, with Attachment, # 5 Exhibit Declaration of Bruce Moats, with Attachment, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit Index) (Jahanian, Arash) (Entered: 02/26/2015)

Feb. 26, 2015

Feb. 26, 2015

PACER
71

Proposed BILL OF COSTS filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Jahanian, Arash) (Entered: 02/26/2015)

Feb. 26, 2015

Feb. 26, 2015

PACER
72

RESPONSE to 69 Motion for Attorney Fees, filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director, Wyoming Governor, Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C) (Crecelius, Jared) (Entered: 03/12/2015)

March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015

PACER
73

(TEXT-ONLY) Order to supplement Plaintiffs' bill of costs. It is hereby ordered that, on or before March 25, 2015, Plaintiffs shall file as a supplement to their bill of costs 71 an itemization and documentation for all requested costs. It appears the documentation to support costs was included in the Plaintiffs' Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Costs 69 and accompanying memorandum 70, but the bill of costs requires such itemization and documentation to be attached. See AO Form 133. The request for costs and any supporting documentation must be separated from the request for attorneys' fees, by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl.(Court Staff, stbd) Modified text on 3/19/2015 (Court Staff, stbd). (Entered: 03/18/2015)

March 18, 2015

March 18, 2015

PACER
74

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Leave to File Reply/Brief/Supplement (Non-Dispositive) filed by Defendant Laramie County Clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Leave to File Reply)(Haggerty, Bernard) (Additional attachment(s) added on 3/19/2015: # 2 Reply) (Court Staff, skl). (Entered: 03/19/2015)

March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015

PACER
75

ORDER Granting 74 Motion for Leave to Reply by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin. (Court Staff, szr) (Entered: 03/20/2015)

March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015

PACER
76

REPLY to State Defendant's Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Costs filed by Defendant Laramie County Clerk. (Haggerty, Bernard) (Entered: 03/20/2015)

March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015

PACER
77

MOTION REFERRED TO Judge Kelly H Rankin. MOTION for Leave to File Reply/Brief/Supplement (Non-Dispositive) In Support of Plaintiffs' Motion For Attorneys' Fees and Costs filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Reply In Support of Plaintiffs' Motion For Attorneys' Fees and Costs, # 2 Exhibit B - Declaration of Thomas W. Stoever, Jr., Esq.)(Stoever, Thomas) (Entered: 03/25/2015)

March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015

PACER
78

Supplemental BILL OF COSTS filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality, SUPPLEMENT re 73 Order,, filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Stoever, Thomas) (Entered: 03/25/2015)

March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015

RECAP
79

ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H Rankin denying 77 Motion to File Reply/Brief/Supplement (Non-Dispositive) (Court Staff, sjgc) (Entered: 03/26/2015)

March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

PACER
80

(TEXT-ONLY) ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl, providing leave for Defendants to respond to Plaintiffs' amended bill of costs. Pursuant to this Court's order 73, Plaintiffs filed an amended bill of costs with supplemental documentation on March 25, 2015 78 . The amount requested in that amended bill of costs is different than the amount requested in Plaintiffs' first bill of costs 71 . Accordingly, Defendants may file a supplemental response to the amended bill of costs, if they deem it necessary, on or before April 10, 2015. Any award of costs will then be determined by the Clerk of Court's office in accordance with Local Rule 54.2.(Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 03/27/2015)

March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

PACER
81

ORDER GRANTING IN PART PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR ATTORNEYS' FEES by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl granting in part 69 Motion for Attorney Fees. See Order for further detail. (Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 04/09/2015)

April 9, 2015

April 9, 2015

RECAP
82

Supplemental RESPONSE to 78 Bill of Costs,, Supplement, filed by Defendants Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Director, Wyoming Human Resources Division Administrator. (Schelhaas, Ryan) (Entered: 04/10/2015)

April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015

PACER
83

FILED IN ERROR - BILL OF COSTS filed by Plaintiffs Brie Barth, Anne Marie Guzzo, Rob Johnston, Charles Killion, Shelly Montgomery, Carl Oleson, Bonnie Robinson, Ivan Williams, Wyoming Equality. (Court Staff, srw) Modified on 5/8/2015 (Court Staff, srw). (Entered: 05/08/2015)

May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015

PACER
84

CLERK'S Bill of Costs regarding 71 Bill of Costs and 78 Supplemental Bill of Costs, filed by Plaintiff Shelly Montgomery, Plaintiff Brie Barth, Plaintiff Anne Marie Guzzo, Plaintiff Wyoming Equality, Plaintiff Ivan Williams, Plaintiff Rob Johnston, Plaintiff Bonnie Robinson, Plaintiff Charles Killion, Plaintiff Carl Oleson. Plaintiffs awarded costs in the amount of $567.90. (Court Staff, srw) (Entered: 05/08/2015)

May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015

RECAP
85

E-FILING ERROR - PLEASE DISREGARD. INITIAL PRETRIAL ORDER by the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin. Motions filing deadline 1/18/2016. Motion response deadline 2/1/2016. Dispositive Motions Hearing set for 2/17/2016 01:00 PM in Casper Courtroom No. 2 (Room No. 204) before Honorable Scott W. Skavdahl. Other Fact Witness Deadline 12/4/2015 Expert Witness Designation-Plaintiff deadline 10/5/2015. Expert Witness Designation-Defendant deadline 11/4/2015. Discovery due by 1/18/2016. Stipulation Deadline 2/25/2016. Final Pretrial Conference set for 3/8/2016 01:00 PM in Judge Skavdahl Chambers (Room No. 210) before Honorable Scott W Skavdahl. Jury Trial (5 Days/Stacked #1) set for 3/28/2016 09:30 AM in Casper Courtroom No. 2 (Room No. 204) before Honorable Scott W. Skavdahl.(Court Staff, szr) Modified on 5/15/2015 (Court Staff, szr). (Entered: 05/15/2015)

May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

PACER
86

(TEXT-ONLY) ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl; The Court is in receipt of a check from the Laramie County Clerk in the amount of $2,259.84. The Court previously ordered Defendant Laramie County to pay this amount as attorneys' fees. See docket entry 81 . In conformity with the Court's 81 Order Granting In Part Plaintiffs' Motion for Attorneys' Fees, the Clerk of Court for the District of Wyoming shall distribute the amount paid by the Laramie County Clerk as follows: $1,731.84 to Arnold & Porter LLP, and $528.00 to Zubrod Law Office, PC.(Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 05/26/2015)

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

PACER
87

(TEXT-ONLY) ORDER by the Honorable Scott W Skavdahl; The Court is in receipt of a check from Laramie County in the amount of $20.96, which the County asserts constitutes its share of costs that were previously ordered by the Court Docket entries 83 & 84 . The Court does not know how the County came to this calculation as the Court did not break down the order of costs by defendant. The Clerk of Court for the District of Wyoming shall return the amount of $20.96 to Laramie County. Laramie County should coordinate with the other parties to determine how the order of costs should be split and paid. Laramie County shall send the appropriate amount directly to the respective plaintiffs' attorney(s), not to this Court. If desired, Laramie County can file a Notice of Compliance after it pays the order of costs to serve as record of payment.(Court Staff, stbd) (Entered: 06/02/2015)

June 2, 2015

June 2, 2015

PACER

FINANCIAL ENTRY: Check #132545 in the amount of $528.00 payable to Zubrod Law Office was mailed this date per text Order. Check #132544 in the amount of $1,731.84 payable to Arnold & Porter LLP was mailed this date per text Order. (Court Staff, smrr)

June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015

PACER

FINANCIAL ENTRY: Check #132557 dated this date made payable to Laramie County, Wyoming in the amount of $20.96 was mailed to Laramie County, Wyoming per text Order. (Court Staff, smrr)

June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Wyoming

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Same-Sex Marriage

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 7, 2014

Closing Date: 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The plaintiffs are four couples that live in Wyoming and Wyoming Equality, a non-profit organization that works on behalf of LGBT causes in the state.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Non-profit religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

State of Wyoming, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 2015 - 0

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Marriage

Discrimination-basis:

Sexual orientatation