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Case: Conde-Vidal v. Garcia-Padilla

3:14-cv-01253 | U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

Filed Date: March 25, 2014

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On March 25, 2014, a same-sex couple filed a pro se complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. The couple, legally married in another state, asked the District Court to enter an order ruling Article 68 of the Civil Code of Puerto Rico, 31 L.P.R.A. § 221, unconstitutional. The law in question limits marriage to unions between one man and one woman. The plaintiffs argued it violates their rights to due process and equal protection in violation of the Fourteenth…

On March 25, 2014, a same-sex couple filed a pro se complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. The couple, legally married in another state, asked the District Court to enter an order ruling Article 68 of the Civil Code of Puerto Rico, 31 L.P.R.A. § 221, unconstitutional. The law in question limits marriage to unions between one man and one woman. The plaintiffs argued it violates their rights to due process and equal protection in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

On July 25, 2014, the plaintiffs, now represented by counsel, filed an amended complaint adding four other same-sex couples and the organization Puerto Rico Para Tod@s to the litigation. Puerto Rico Para Tod@s is a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of LGBT causes in Puerto Rico. Two of the couples joined were married in other states and sought to have their marriages recognized in Puerto Rico and two others sought to be married in Puerto Rico. The plaintiffs also sought the costs, expenses, and attorneys' fees related to the lawsuit.

On October 21, 2014, United States District Court (Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez) entered an order granting the defendants' 12(b)(6) motion, dismissing the case for failing to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. The court ruled that it was bound by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Baker v. Nelson, 409 U.S. 810 (1972). In Baker, the Supreme Court issued a one-sentence opinion dismissing a case, "for want of a federal question." The case involved a same-sex couple in Minnesota that challenged Minnesota's prohibition on same-sex marriage. The Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the state's prohibition on same-sex marriage and the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion allowed that decision to stand. The District Court (Judge Pérez-Giménez) reasoned that this decision forbid it from considering the case for lack of jurisdiction.

On October 28, 2014, the plaintiffs filed an appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

On July 8, 2014, the First Circuit vacated the district court ruling upholding the ban and sent it back to the district court for further consideration in light of Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S.Ct. 2584 (2015).

On March 8, 2016, the district court held that Obergefell did not incorporate the right for same-sex couples to marry against Puerto Rico through the Fourteenth Amendment or invalidate Article 68. The Court held that incorporation would require an express decision from the Supreme Court of the U.S., the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, Congress, or the Puerto Rico Legislature.

The plaintiffs then petitioned the First Circuit for the issuance of a writ of mandamus requiring the district court to deem the same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. The defendants moved to join the petition. The First Circuit granted both the petition and the motion in an opinion on April 7, 2016, ordering a clerk to enter judgment in favor of the plaintiffs. That same day, the district court ordered the marriage ban unconstitutional, and on April 11, 2016, it entered declaratory judgment.

On August 17, 2016, the district court approved the parties' private agreement regarding attorneys' fees.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Thomas Topping (3/2/2015)

Sarah Precup (3/20/2016)

Virginia Weeks (10/19/2016)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4584984/parties/conde-vidal-v-rius-armendariz/


Judge(s)

Gelpí, Gustavo Antonio Jr. (Puerto Rico)

Kayatta, William Joseph Jr. (Maine)

Pérez-Giménez, Juan Manuel (Puerto Rico)

Thompson, Ojetta Rogeriee (Rhode Island)

Torruella, Juan R. (Puerto Rico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Antczak, Harriet M. (New York)

Conde-Vidal, Ada M. (Puerto Rico)

Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar (New York)

Gorenberg, Hayley J. (New York)

Humphrey−Skomer, Jael (New York)

Judge(s)

Gelpí, Gustavo Antonio Jr. (Puerto Rico)

Kayatta, William Joseph Jr. (Maine)

Pérez-Giménez, Juan Manuel (Puerto Rico)

Thompson, Ojetta Rogeriee (Rhode Island)

Torruella, Juan R. (Puerto Rico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Antczak, Harriet M. (New York)

Conde-Vidal, Ada M. (Puerto Rico)

Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar (New York)

Gorenberg, Hayley J. (New York)

Humphrey−Skomer, Jael (New York)

Kang, Jin (New York)

Kubek, Gary W. (New York)

Kusmin, Ryan M. (District of Columbia)

Romany-Siaca, Celina (Puerto Rico)

Other Attorney(s)

Lozada−Rodriguez, Sonimar (Puerto Rico)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Diaz−Rivera, Idza (Puerto Rico)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:14-cv-01253

Docket [PACER]

Conde Vidal v. Rius Armendariz

Aug. 17, 2016

Aug. 17, 2016

Docket
1

3:14-cv-01253

Declaratory Judgment Injunctive Relief Deprivation of Civil Civil Rights [First Complaint]

Vidal and Velez v. Armendariz and Diaz

March 25, 2014

March 25, 2014

Complaint
7

3:14-cv-01253

Amended Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

Complaint
57

3:14-cv-01253

Opinion and Order

Conde-Vidal, et al v. Garcia-Padilla, et al.

Oct. 21, 2014

Oct. 21, 2014

Order/Opinion
62

14-02184

Judgment

U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015

Order/Opinion
69

3:14-cv-01253

Opinion and Order

March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016

Order/Opinion
70

16-01313

PETITION FOR A WRIT OF MANDAMUS TO THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO

In re Conde Vidal

U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016

Order/Opinion
73

3:14-cv-01253

Order Declaring Unconstitutionality of Puerto Rico Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Conde Vidal v. Padilla

April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016

Order/Opinion
76

3:14-cv-01253

Declaratory Judgment

Conde Vidal v. Padilla

April 11, 2016

April 11, 2016

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4584984/conde-vidal-v-rius-armendariz/

Last updated Nov. 28, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against All Plaintiffs ( Filing fee $400 receipt number 0104-3849776.), filed by Ada M. Conde-Vidal, IVONNE ALVAREZ. Service due by 7/28/2014, (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Summons)(Conde-Vidal, Ada) (Entered: 03/25/2014)

1 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Summons Summons

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March 25, 2014

March 25, 2014

PACER
2

CLERK'S NOTICE OF DEFECTIVE FILING Category sheet not included electronically pursuant to L.Civ.R. 3.1(a). Notice of Compliance Deadline due by 3/27/2014. (jla) (Entered: 03/26/2014)

March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014

PACER
3

NOTICE of filing Category Sheet in compliance to L.Civ.R.3.1(a) filed by Ada M. Conde-Vidal on behalf of All Plaintiffs . (Conde-Vidal, Ada) Modified event on 4/1/2014 (su). Modified on 4/1/2014 (su). (Entered: 03/26/2014)

March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014

PACER
4

NOTICE OF JUDGE ASSIGNMENT Case has been assigned to Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez (jla) (Entered: 03/27/2014)

March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014

PACER
5

Summons Issued as to Wanda Llovet, Ana Rius-Armendariz (jla) (Entered: 03/27/2014)

March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014

PACER
6

NOTICE of Appearance by Ada M. Conde-Vidal on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Conde-Vidal, Ada) (Entered: 06/23/2014)

June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014

PACER
7

AMENDED COMPLAINT against Wanda Llovet, Ana Rius-Armendariz, filed by Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal, Ivonne Alvarez-Velez.(Romany-Siaca, Celina) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

RECAP
8

Motion to allow Ryan M Kusmin to appear pro hac vice (Pro Hac fee $150 receipt number PRX100027002) filed by Celina Romany-Siaca on behalf of Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal Suggestions in opposition/response due by 7/14/2014 (Romany-Siaca, Celina) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
9

Motion to allow Jing Kang to appear pro hac vice (Pro Hac fee $150 receipt number PRX100027003) filed by Celina Romany-Siaca on behalf of Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal Suggestions in opposition/response due by 7/14/2014 (Romany-Siaca, Celina) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
10

Motion to allow Gary W Kubek to appear pro hac vice (Pro Hac fee $150 receipt number PRX1000027004) filed by Celina Romany-Siaca on behalf of Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal Suggestions in opposition/response due by 7/14/2014 (Romany-Siaca, Celina) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
11

Motion to allow Harriet M Antczak to appear pro hac vice (Pro Hac fee $150 receipt number PRX100027005) filed by Celina Romany-Siaca on behalf of Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal Suggestions in opposition/response due by 7/14/2014 (Romany-Siaca, Celina) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
12

Motion to allow Hayley Gorenberg to appear pro hac vice (Pro Hac fee $150 receipt number PRX100027006) filed by Celina Romany-Siaca on behalf of Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal Suggestions in opposition/response due by 7/14/2014 (Romany-Siaca, Celina) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
13

Motion to allow Omar Gonzalez-Pagan to appear pro hac vice (Pro Hac fee $150 receipt number PRX100027006) filed by Celina Romany-Siaca on behalf of Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal Suggestions in opposition/response due by 7/14/2014 (Romany-Siaca, Celina) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
14

Motion to allow Jael Humphrey-Skomer to appear pro hac vice (Pro Hac fee $150 receipt number PRX100027006) filed by Celina Romany-Siaca on behalf of Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal Suggestions in opposition/response due by 7/14/2014 (Romany-Siaca, Celina) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
15

ORDER granting 8 Motion to Appear PHV. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 6/25/2014. (VCC) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
16

ORDER granting 9 Motion to Appear PHV. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 6/25/2014. (VCC) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
17

ORDER granting 10 Motion to Appear PHV. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 6/25/2014. (VCC) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
18

ORDER granting 11 Motion to Appear PHV. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 6/25/2014. (VCC) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
19

ORDER granting 12 Motion to Appear PHV. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 6/25/2014. (VCC) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
20

ORDER granting 13 Motion to Appear PHV. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 6/25/2014. (VCC) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
21

ORDER granting 14 Motion to Appear PHV. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 6/25/2014. (VCC) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
22

Summons Issued as to Melba Acosta-Febo, Alejandro J. Garcia-Padilla, Wanda Llovet, Ana Rius-Armendariz (rc) (Entered: 06/27/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
23

***FILED IN ERROR- WRONG EVENT*** Summons Issued as to Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal (Romany-Siaca, Celina) Modified on 7/3/2014 (mr). (Entered: 07/03/2014)

July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

PACER
24

***FILED IN ERROR- WRONG EVENT*** Summons Issued as to Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal (Romany-Siaca, Celina) Modified on 7/3/2014 (mr). (Entered: 07/03/2014)

July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

PACER
25

***FILED IN ERROR-WRONG EVENT/INCOMPLETE PDF*** *RESTRICTED* Subpoena Issued (Romany-Siaca, Celina) Modified on 7/3/2014 (mr). (Entered: 07/03/2014)

July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

PACER
26

***FILED IN ERROR- WRONG EVENT*** *RESTRICTED* Subpoena Issued (Romany-Siaca, Celina) Modified on 7/3/2014 (mr). (Entered: 07/03/2014)

July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

PACER
27

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal upon Melba Acosta-Febo served on 6/30/2014, answer due 7/21/2014; Alejandro J. Garcia-Padilla served on 6/30/2014, answer due 7/21/2014; Wanda Llovet served on 6/30/2014, answer due 7/21/2014; Ana Rius-Armendariz served on 6/30/2014, answer due 7/21/2014. (Romany-Siaca, Celina) (Entered: 07/03/2014)

July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

RECAP

NOTICE of Docket Text Modification by Deputy Clerk re: 24 Summons Issued, 23 Summons Issued, 26 Subpoena Issued, 25 Subpoena Issued. ***FILED IN ERROR- WRONG EVENT. Counsel was advised to correct and re-file.*** (mr)

July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

PACER
28

MOTION for extension of time until August 27, 2014 to Answer complaint or otherwise plead filed by Idza Diaz-Rivera on behalf of Melba Acosta-Febo, Alejandro J. Garcia-Padilla, Wanda Llovet, Ana Rius-Armendariz Suggestions in opposition/response due by 8/4/2014 (Diaz-Rivera, Idza) (Entered: 07/18/2014)

July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014

RECAP
29

RESPONSE in Opposition to Motion Requesting Extension of Time filed by All Plaintiffs Re: 28 MOTION for extension of time until August 27, 2014 to Answer complaint or otherwise plead filed by Alejandro J. Garcia-Padilla, Wanda Llovet, Ana Rius-Armendariz, Melba Acosta-Febo filed by All Plaintiffs. (Romany-Siaca, Celina) (Entered: 07/21/2014)

July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014

PACER
30

ORDER granting 28 Motion for extension of time. Answer deadline due by 8/27/2014. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 7/28/2014. (VCC) (Entered: 07/28/2014)

July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

PACER
31

MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(6) filed by Idza Diaz-Rivera on behalf of Melba Acosta-Febo, Alejandro J. Garcia-Padilla, Wanda Llovet, Ana Rius-Armendariz (Diaz-Rivera, Idza) (Entered: 08/27/2014)

Aug. 27, 2014

Aug. 27, 2014

RECAP
32

MOTION to Intervene filed by Sonimar Lozada-Rodriguez on behalf of Capellanes Internacionales Cristianos Leon de Juda, Inc. Suggestions in opposition/response due by 9/15/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in support of Motion to Intervene)(Lozada-Rodriguez, Sonimar) (Entered: 08/28/2014)

1 Memorandum in support of Motion to Intervene

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Aug. 28, 2014

Aug. 28, 2014

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33

MOTION for Extension of Time until 14 days after granting Intervention to File Answer re: 7 Amended Complaint filed by Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal filed by Sonimar Lozada-Rodriguez on behalf of Capellanes Internacionales Cristianos Leon de Juda, Inc. Suggestions in opposition/response due by 9/15/2014 (Related document(s) 7 ) (Lozada-Rodriguez, Sonimar) (Entered: 08/28/2014)

Aug. 28, 2014

Aug. 28, 2014

RECAP
34

First MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages filed by Omar Gonzalez-Pagan on behalf of All Plaintiffs Suggestions in opposition/response due by 9/22/2014 (Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 09/04/2014)

Sept. 4, 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

RECAP
35

First MOTION for Extension of Time until 9/29/2014 to File Response/Reply as to 33 MOTION for Extension of Time until 14 days after granting Intervention to File Answer re: 7 Amended Complaint filed by Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal filed by Capellanes Internacionales Cristianos Leon de Juda, Inc., 32 MOTION to Intervene filed by Capellanes Internacionales Cristianos Leon de Juda, Inc. filed by Ada M. Conde-Vidal on behalf of Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal Suggestions in opposition/response due by 9/25/2014 (Related document(s) 33, 32 ) (Conde-Vidal, Ada) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

RECAP
36

First MOTION for Setting of Status Conference filed by Ada M. Conde-Vidal on behalf of Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal Suggestions in opposition/response due by 9/25/2014 (Conde-Vidal, Ada) Modified event on 9/8/2014 (su). (Entered: 09/08/2014)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

RECAP
37

ORDER granting 34 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. IT IS SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 9/8/2014. (om) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

PACER
38

ORDER denying 36 Motion for Setting of a Status Conference. Motion is denied. The Court will set a status conference after the motion to intervene and its opposition are ruled upon. IT IS SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 9/8/2014. (om) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

PACER
39

ORDER denying 33 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer Amended complaint filed byy Capellanes Internacionales Cristianos Leon de Juda, Inc. Once the Court makes a determination on the motion to Intervene, it will set the deadlines for answering the complaint. IT IS SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 9/8/2014. (om) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

PACER
40

ORDER granting 35 Motion for Extension of Time Reply 32 MOTION to Intervene pursuant to Rule 24(a)(2). Plaintiffs have until September 29, 2014 to file their objections to Capellanes Internacionales Cristianos Leon de Juda, Inc's motion to intervene. IT IS SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 9/8/2014. (om) (Entered: 09/08/2014)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

PACER
41

STANDING ORDERS:(1) COURTESY COPIES, (2) COMMUNICATIONS WITH LAW CLERKS. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez. (su) (Entered: 09/10/2014)

1 Communication with Law Clerks

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Sept. 10, 2014

Sept. 10, 2014

PACER
42

MOTION to Clarify / re: 40 ORDER filed by Harriet M. Antczak on behalf of All Plaintiffs. Suggestions in opposition/response due by 9/29/2014 (Antczak, Harriet) Modified to add relationship on 9/18/2014 (su). (Entered: 09/11/2014)

Sept. 11, 2014

Sept. 11, 2014

PACER
43

MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Omar Gonzalez-Pagan on behalf of All Plaintiffs Suggestions in Opposition to Summary Judgment due by 10/2/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Uncontested Facts, # 2 Index of Exhibits, # 3 Affidavit Ada M. Conde Vidal, # 4 Affidavit Ivonne Alvarez Velez, # 5 Affidavit Iris Delia Rivera Rivera, # 6 Affidavit Maritza Lopez Aviles, # 7 Affidavit Jose A. Torruellas Iglesias, # 8 Affidavit Thomas J. Robinson, # 9 Affidavit Johanne Velez Garcia, # 10 Affidavit Faviola Melendez Rodriguez, # 11 Affidavit Zulma Oliveras Vega, # 12 Affidavit Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, # 13 Affidavit Pedro Julio Serrano Burgos)(Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 09/15/2014)

1 Statement of Uncontested Facts

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2 Index of Exhibits

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3 Affidavit Ada M. Conde Vidal

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4 Affidavit Ivonne Alvarez Velez

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5 Affidavit Iris Delia Rivera Rivera

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6 Affidavit Maritza Lopez Aviles

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7 Affidavit Jose A. Torruellas Iglesias

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8 Affidavit Thomas J. Robinson

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9 Affidavit Johanne Velez Garcia

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10 Affidavit Faviola Melendez Rodriguez

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11 Affidavit Zulma Oliveras Vega

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12 Affidavit Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro

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13 Affidavit Pedro Julio Serrano Burgos

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Sept. 15, 2014

Sept. 15, 2014

PACER
44

Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment filed by All Plaintiffs Re: 43 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by All Plaintiffs. (Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) Modified text on 9/18/2014 (su). (Entered: 09/15/2014)

Sept. 15, 2014

Sept. 15, 2014

PACER
45

Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss filed by All Plaintiffs Re: 31 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(6) filed by Alejandro J. Garcia-Padilla, Wanda Llovet, Ana Rius-Armendariz, Melba Acosta-Febo filed by All Plaintiffs. (Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 09/15/2014)

Sept. 15, 2014

Sept. 15, 2014

PACER
46

Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Intervene filed by All Plaintiffs Re: 32 MOTION to Intervene filed by Capellanes Internacionales Cristianos Leon de Juda, Inc. filed by All Plaintiffs. (Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 09/22/2014)

Sept. 22, 2014

Sept. 22, 2014

PACER
47

MOTION for Leave to File Document Reply to Opposition to Motion to Dismiss, MOTION for Extension of Time until October 10, 2014 to File Response/Reply as to 45 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion, filed by Jose A. Torruellas-Iglesias, Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Thomas J. Robinson, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal, Johanne Velez-Garcia, Faviola Melendez-Rodriguez, Maritza Lopez-Aviles, Iris Delia Rivera-Rivera, Zulma Oliveras-Vega, Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro filed by Idza Diaz-Rivera on behalf of Melba Acosta-Febo, Alejandro J. Garcia-Padilla, Wanda Llovet, Ana Rius-Armendariz Suggestions in opposition/response due by 10/14/2014 (Related document(s) 45 ) (Diaz-Rivera, Idza) (Entered: 09/25/2014)

Sept. 25, 2014

Sept. 25, 2014

PACER
48

MOTION requesting Order to Deny or Hold in Abeyance Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment pursuant Fed.R.Civ.P. 56(b) filed by Idza Diaz-Rivera on behalf of Melba Acosta-Febo, Alejandro J. Garcia-Padilla, Wanda Llovet, Ana Rius-Armendariz Suggestions in opposition/response due by 10/17/2014 (Diaz-Rivera, Idza) (Entered: 09/29/2014)

Sept. 29, 2014

Sept. 29, 2014

PACER
49

ORDER granting 42 Plaintiffs' motion for clarification or, in the alternative, for Extension of time to respond to motion to intervene filed by Capellanes Internacionales cristianos Leon de juda, inc. Deadline 9/29/2014. IT IS SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 9/29/2014. (om) (Entered: 09/30/2014)

Sept. 30, 2014

Sept. 30, 2014

PACER
50

First MOTION for Leave to File Document Motion for leave to file reply filed by Sonimar Lozada-Rodriguez on behalf of Capellanes Internacionales Cristianos Leon de Juda, Inc. Suggestions in opposition/response due by 10/23/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(Lozada-Rodriguez, Sonimar) (Entered: 10/06/2014)

1 Appendix

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Oct. 6, 2014

Oct. 6, 2014

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51

MOTION for Leave to File Document First Notice of Supplemental Authority filed by Omar Gonzalez-Pagan on behalf of All Plaintiffs Suggestions in opposition/response due by 10/27/2014 (Attachments: # 1 First Notice of Supplemental Authority)(Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 10/09/2014)

1 First Notice of Supplemental Authority

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Oct. 9, 2014

Oct. 9, 2014

PACER
52

RESPONSE to Motion Re: 50 First MOTION for Leave to File Document filed by All Plaintiffs. (Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) Modified on 10/10/2014 to edit docket text (nat). (Entered: 10/09/2014)

Oct. 9, 2014

Oct. 9, 2014

PACER
53

MOTION Submitting Tendered reply to Opposition to Motion to Dismiss re: 47 MOTION for Leave to File Document MOTION for Extension of Time until October 10, 2014 to File Response/Reply filed by Idza Diaz-Rivera on behalf of Melba Acosta-Febo, Alejandro J. Garcia-Padilla, Wanda Llovet, Ana Rius-Armendariz Suggestions in opposition/response due by 10/27/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Appendix tendered Reply to Opposition to Motion to Dismiss)(Related document(s) 47 ) (Diaz-Rivera, Idza) Modified on 10/14/2014 to correct event (nat). Modified on 10/15/2014 to correct event (nat). (Entered: 10/10/2014)

1 Appendix tendered Reply to Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

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Oct. 10, 2014

Oct. 10, 2014

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Memorandum in Opposition to Motion Requesting Court to Deny or Hold in Abeyance Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment filed by All Plaintiffs Re: 48 MOTION requesting Order to Deny or Hold in Abeyance Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment pursuant Fed.R.Civ.P. 56(b) filed by Alejandro J. Garcia-Padilla, Wanda Llovet, Ana Rius-Armendariz, Melba Acosta-Febo filed by All Plaintiffs. (Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 10/15/2014)

Oct. 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014

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55

MOTION for Leave to File Document Sur-Reply to Defendants Reply to Opposition to Motion to Dismiss filed by Omar Gonzalez-Pagan on behalf of All Plaintiffs Suggestions in opposition/response due by 11/3/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Plaintiffs' Sur-Reply to Defendants Reply to Opposition to Motion to Dismiss)(Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 10/16/2014)

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Oct. 16, 2014

Oct. 16, 2014

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56

OPINION AND ORDER denying 32 Motion to Intervene. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 10/17/2014. (om) (Entered: 10/17/2014)

Oct. 17, 2014

Oct. 17, 2014

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57

OPINION AND ORDER granting 31 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 10/21/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Spanish Civil Code 1889, # 2 Exhibit PR Civil Code 1902) (Perez-Gimenez, Juan) (Entered: 10/21/2014)

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Oct. 21, 2014

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58

JUDGMENT dismissing claims with prejudice. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 10/21/2014.(Perez-Gimenez, Juan) (Entered: 10/21/2014)

Oct. 21, 2014

Oct. 21, 2014

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NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 58 Judgment, 57 Opinion and Order on Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim, by Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal, Maritza Lopez-Aviles, Faviola Melendez-Rodriguez, Zulma Oliveras-Vega, Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, Iris Delia Rivera-Rivera, Thomas J. Robinson, Jose A. Torruellas-Iglesias, Johanne Velez-Garcia. Filing fee $505, receipt number 0104-4139372.NOTICE TO COUNSEL: Counsel should register for a First Circuit CM/ECF Appellate Filer Account at http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/cmecf/. Counsel should also review the First Circuit requirements for electronic filing by visiting the CM/ECF Information section at http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/efiling.htm (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Opinion and Order, # 2 Exhibit Judgment)(Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) Modified on 11/10/2014 to add text (xi). (Entered: 10/28/2014)

1 Exhibit Opinion and Order

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Oct. 28, 2014

Oct. 28, 2014

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60

Certified and Transmitted Record on Appeal to US Court of Appeals re 59 Notice of Appeal, [Docket Entries 57 - 59] (xi) (Entered: 11/10/2014)

Nov. 10, 2014

Nov. 10, 2014

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61

USCA Case Number 14-2184 for 59 Notice of Appeal, filed by Jose A. Torruellas-Iglesias, Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Thomas J. Robinson, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal, Johanne Velez-Garcia, Faviola Melendez-Rodriguez, Maritza Lopez-Aviles, Iris Delia Rivera-Rivera, Zulma Oliveras-Vega, Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro. (xi) (Entered: 11/10/2014)

Nov. 10, 2014

Nov. 10, 2014

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62

USCA JUDGMENT as to 59 Notice of Appeal, filed by Jose A. Torruellas-Iglesias, Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Thomas J. Robinson, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal, Johanne Velez-Garcia, Faviola Melendez-Rodriguez, Maritza Lopez-Aviles, Iris Delia Rivera-Rivera, Zulma Oliveras-Vega, Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro; VACATED & REMANDED. (xi) (Entered: 07/08/2015)

July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015

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MANDATE of USCA as to 59 Notice of Appeal, filed by Jose A. Torruellas-Iglesias, Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Thomas J. Robinson, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal, Johanne Velez-Garcia, Faviola Melendez-Rodriguez, Maritza Lopez-Aviles, Iris Delia Rivera-Rivera, Zulma Oliveras-Vega, Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro; VACATED & REMANDED. RE: 62 USCA JUDGMENT. (xi) (Entered: 07/08/2015)

July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015

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Appeal Record Returned: 59 Notice of Appeal, filed by Maritza Lopez-Aviles, et. al. RE: 63 USCA Mandate, 60 Appeal Record Sent to USCA, 62 USCA Judgment. (xi)

July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015

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Joint MOTION for Judgment filed by Omar Gonzalez-Pagan on behalf of All Parties. Suggestions in opposition/response due by 8/3/2015 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit [Proposed] Judgment)(Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 07/16/2015)

1 Exhibit [Proposed] Judgment

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July 16, 2015

July 16, 2015

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65

MOTION to Clarify or for extension of deadlines to petition for attorneys' fees and costs (Unopposed) filed by Omar Gonzalez-Pagan on behalf of Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro, Maritza Lopez-Aviles, Faviola Melendez-Rodriguez, Zulma Oliveras-Vega, Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, Iris Delia Rivera-Rivera, Thomas J. Robinson, Jose A. Torruellas-Iglesias, Johanne Velez-Garcia Suggestions in opposition/response due by 8/10/2015 (Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 07/22/2015)

July 22, 2015

July 22, 2015

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ORDER noted 65 Motion to Clarify or for extension of deadlines to petition for attorneys' fees and costs (Unopposed). Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 8/10/2015. (om) (Entered: 08/10/2015)

Aug. 10, 2015

Aug. 10, 2015

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AMENDED ORDER re 65 Plaintiffs' unopposed motion for clarification or in the alternative for extension of deadline to petition for attorneys' fees and costs. Since the judgment of the 1st Circuit remanded the case for further consideration, the fourteen (14) days set forth in local rule 54 will begin to run when the final judgment by this Court is entered. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 8/12/2015.(om) (Entered: 08/12/2015)

Aug. 12, 2015

Aug. 12, 2015

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CORRECTED TAXATION OF COSTS from USCCA entered on 09/17/15 in favor of appellants. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Taxation of Costs) (xi) (Entered: 09/17/2015)

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Sept. 17, 2015

Sept. 17, 2015

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69

ORDER denying 64 Motion for Judgment. Signed by Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez on 03/08/2016. (Entered: 03/08/2016)

March 8, 2016

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Printed Opinion of USCA dated 04/07/16 as to In Re: Conde Vidal. (xi) (Entered: 04/07/2016)

April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016

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71

USCA JUDGMENT entered on 04/07/16 as to In Re: Conde Vidal; Upon consideration whereof, it is now here ordered, adjudged and decreed as follows: Respondents' motion to join in the petition for writ of mandamus is GRANTED, the petition for a writ of mandamus is GRANTED, and the case is REMITTED to the district court with instructions that it be assigned randomly by the clerk to a different judge to enter judgment in favor of the Petitioners promptly, and to conduct any further proceedings necessary in this action. (xi) (Entered: 04/07/2016)

April 7, 2016

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MEMORANDUM OF THE CLERK: By order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (see, Docket Nos. 70-71), remitting the case to be randomly assigned to a different district judge to enter judgment and for further proceedings, as necessary, this case has been randomly reassigned within the Case Assignment System to U.S. District Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi. Signed by Clerk on 04/07/2016.(gr) (Entered: 04/07/2016)

April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016

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73

ORDER: Order declaring unconstitutionality of Puerto Rico same-sex marriage ban. Signed by Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi on 4/7/2016. (Entered: 04/07/2016)

April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016

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74

Joint MOTION for Judgment by all parties filed by Omar Gonzalez-Pagan on behalf of All Plaintiffs Suggestions in opposition/response due by 4/28/2016 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Judgment)(Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 04/09/2016)

1 Exhibit Proposed Judgment

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ORDER: Noted 74 Motion for Judgment. Signed by Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi on 4/11/2016. (MET) (Entered: 04/11/2016)

April 11, 2016

April 11, 2016

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DECLARATORY JUDGMENT is hereby entered. See attachment. Signed by Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi on 4/11/2016. (MET) (Entered: 04/11/2016)

April 11, 2016

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77

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi:Status Conference held on 4/11/2016. (Court Reporter Evilys Carrion.) (sc) (Entered: 04/14/2016)

April 11, 2016

April 11, 2016

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MOTION for Extension of Time until May 25, 2016 to file Motion for Attorneys Fees' and Costs(Unopposed) filed by Omar Gonzalez-Pagan on behalf of Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro, Maritza Lopez-Aviles, Faviola Melendez-Rodriguez, Zulma Oliveras-Vega, Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, Iris Delia Rivera-Rivera, Thomas J. Robinson, Jose A. Torruellas-Iglesias, Johanne Velez-Garcia Suggestions in opposition/response due by 5/12/2016 (Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 04/25/2016)

April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016

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ORDER: Granting 78 Motion for Extension of Time to File with a sine die filing due date. To hopefully resolve this matter, which is the result of two appellate rulings within the past year, and, hence, culminate all proceedings, First Circuit Settlement Counsel Judge Charles Cordero has agreed to hold a settlement conference with the parties. The undersigned strongly urges the parties to reach an agreement, accordingly. In doing so, Plaintiffs should consider Puerto Rico's present fiscal debacle vis a vis the constitutional rights they now have secured in a federal judgment, and which at one point during the litigation were conceded by the Commonwealth. This is priceless. More so, the Court hopes that counsel who partake in paving the civil rights landscape in Puerto Rico and the rest of the United States, while entitled to reasonable compensation, also advocate for the rights of their clients to the greatest extent possible for the principle and not for the bucks. At the same time, the Commonwealth should recognize that prevailing civil rights litigants are entitled to reasonable attorneys' fees. More so, the Court always encourages the parties to be as creative as possible in reaching any ultimate settlement. Signed by Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi on 4/26/2016. (COL) (Entered: 04/26/2016)

April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016

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80

Joint MOTION to Continue Settlement Conference filed by Omar Gonzalez-Pagan on behalf of All Plaintiffs Suggestions in opposition/response due by 6/13/2016 (Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 05/26/2016)

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016

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ORDER: Granting 80 Motion to Continue. The parties shall jointly inform the court whether a settlement is reached, on or before June 6, 2016. The court shall inform Judge Cordero that the conference should be postponed, and indeed is likely moot. Signed by Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi on 5/26/2016. (MET) (Entered: 05/26/2016)

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016

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Joint INFORMATIVE Motion regarding Progress Made in Finalizing Settlement Agreement filed by Omar Gonzalez-Pagan on behalf of All Plaintiffs Suggestions in opposition/response due by 6/23/2016 (Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 06/06/2016)

June 6, 2016

June 6, 2016

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ORDER. Noted 82 Informative motion. Signed by Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi on 6/8/2016. (YUC) (Entered: 06/08/2016)

June 8, 2016

June 8, 2016

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ORDER: The parties shall jointly inform the Court whether a settlement has been reached, on or before July 29, 2016. If no settlement has been reached by this date, First Circuit Settlement Counsel Judge Charles Cordero shall schedule a settlement conference with the parties. Signed by Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi on 7/19/20016.(YUC) (Entered: 07/19/2016)

July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016

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MOTION to Restrict Document Joint Status Report filed by Omar Gonzalez-Pagan on behalf of Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro, Maritza Lopez-Aviles, Faviola Melendez-Rodriguez, Zulma Oliveras-Vega, Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, Iris Delia Rivera-Rivera, Thomas J. Robinson, Jose A. Torruellas-Iglesias, Johanne Velez-Garcia Suggestions in opposition/response due by 8/15/2016 (Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 07/29/2016)

July 29, 2016

July 29, 2016

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**CASE PARTICIPANTS**STATUS REPORT Regarding Settlement Agreement for Attorneys' Fees and Costs by Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro, Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal, Maritza Lopez-Aviles, Faviola Melendez-Rodriguez, Zulma Oliveras-Vega, Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, Iris Delia Rivera-Rivera, Thomas J. Robinson, Jose A. Torruellas-Iglesias, Johanne Velez-Garcia. (Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 07/29/2016)

July 29, 2016

July 29, 2016

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ORDER: Granting 85 Motion to Restrict. Signed by Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi on 8/1/2016. (YUC) (Entered: 08/01/2016)

Aug. 1, 2016

Aug. 1, 2016

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ORDER: Noted 86 Joint Status Report. Final agreement to be submitted by August 15, 2016. Signed by Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi on 8/1/2016.(YUC) (Entered: 08/01/2016)

Aug. 1, 2016

Aug. 1, 2016

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MOTION to Restrict Document Joint Status Report filed by Omar Gonzalez-Pagan on behalf of Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro, Maritza Lopez-Aviles, Faviola Melendez-Rodriguez, Zulma Oliveras-Vega, Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, Iris Delia Rivera-Rivera, Thomas J. Robinson, Jose A. Torruellas-Iglesias, Johanne Velez-Garcia Suggestions in opposition/response due by 9/1/2016 (Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 08/15/2016)

Aug. 15, 2016

Aug. 15, 2016

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**CASE PARTICIPANTS**JOINT STATUS REPORT Regarding Settlement Agreement for Attorneys' Fees and Costs by Ivonne Alvarez-Velez, Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro, Capellanes Internacionales Cristianos Leon de Juda, Inc., Ada Mercedes Conde-Vidal, Maritza Lopez-Aviles, Faviola Melendez-Rodriguez, Zulma Oliveras-Vega, Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, Iris Delia Rivera-Rivera, Thomas J. Robinson, Jose A. Torruellas-Iglesias, Johanne Velez-Garcia. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Settlement Agreement) (Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) Modified on 8/16/2016 to add filers(cm). (Entered: 08/15/2016)

Aug. 15, 2016

Aug. 15, 2016

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ORDER: Granted 89 Motion to Restrict. Signed by Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi on 8/17/2016. (YUC) (Entered: 08/17/2016)

Aug. 17, 2016

Aug. 17, 2016

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ORDER: Noted 90 Joint Status Report. Settlement is approved. Defendants shall pay within the current fiscal year, as agreed by the parties. See Docket No. 90-1. Signed by Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi on 8/17/2016.(YUC) (Entered: 08/17/2016)

Aug. 17, 2016

Aug. 17, 2016

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MOTION to Restrict Document Motion for Deposit of Funds filed by Idza Diaz-Rivera on behalf of Melba Acosta-Febo, Alejandro J. Garcia-Padilla, Wanda Llovet, Ana Rius-Armendariz Responses due by 3/23/2017. NOTE: Pursuant to FRCP 6(a) an additional three days does not apply to service done electronically. (Diaz-Rivera, Idza) (Entered: 03/09/2017)

March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017

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**CASE PARTICIPANTS** MOTION to Deposit Funds filed by Idza Diaz-Rivera on behalf of Melba Acosta-Febo, Alejandro J. Garcia-Padilla, Wanda Llovet, Ana Rius-Armendariz Responses due by 3/23/2017. NOTE: Pursuant to FRCP 6(a) an additional three days does not apply to service done electronically. (Diaz-Rivera, Idza) (Entered: 03/09/2017)

March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017

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ORDER: Granted 93 Motion to Restrict; Noted 94 Motion to Deposit Funds. Signed by Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi on 9/3/2017. (HR) (Entered: 03/09/2017)

March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017

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DEPOSIT of Funds in the amount of $SEALED, receipt number PRX100048189.(RE: DKT.94) To be deposited on the next working day in an interest bearing account in compliance with L.Cv.R. 67. (arg)

March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017

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96

MOTION for Disbursement of Funds filed by Omar Gonzalez-Pagan on behalf of Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro, Maritza Lopez-Aviles, Faviola Melendez-Rodriguez, Zulma Oliveras-Vega, Puerto Rico Para Tod@s, Iris Delia Rivera-Rivera, Thomas J. Robinson, Jose A. Torruellas-Iglesias, Johanne Velez-Garcia Responses due by 5/18/2017. NOTE: Pursuant to FRCP 6(a) an additional three days does not apply to service done electronically. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Gonzalez-Pagan, Omar) (Entered: 05/04/2017)

May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017

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ORDER: Granted 96 Motion for Disbursement of Funds. Signed by Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi on 5/5/2017. (HR) (Entered: 05/05/2017)

May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

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Case Details

State / Territory: Puerto Rico

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Same-Sex Marriage

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 25, 2014

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The plaintiffs are three same-sex couples married in other states who wish to have their marriages recognized in Puerto Rico and two same-sex couples who seek to get married in Puerto Rico.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

Lambda Legal

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, None

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):

Due Process

Equal Protection

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

Attorneys fees

Declaratory Judgment

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Marriage

Discrimination-basis:

Sexual orientation

Affected Gender:

Female

Male