Marriage Equality Developments through December 23, 2014 – Updated Chronology

A while back I posted a chronology of significant developments in the legal campaign for marriage equality since the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2013 ruling in U.S. v. Windsor.

Here is a new chronology, showing significant developments since the Supreme Court denied petitions for certiorari on October 6 in appeals from marriage equality rulings by the 4th, 7th and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Oct. 6 – U.S. Supreme Court denies certiorari in marriage equality … <Read More>

Federal Court May Approve More “Early” Marriages in Illinois

U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman issued a decision on December 10 in Edwards v. Orr, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173801, 2013 WL 6490577 (N.D. Ill.), a class action suit brought by Lambda Legal seeking a judicial order allowing “medically critical plaintiffs” in same-sex couples to get marriage licenses in advance of the official June 1, 2014, implementation date for the same-sex marriage amendment signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn on November 20.   Because … <Read More>