TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Brittany Sims on Nov 7, 2014

Same-sex couples from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee will be seeking U.S. Supreme Court review after yesterday’s decision by a three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the states' bans on gay marriages. Plaintiffs in all four states will skip the step of asking the full 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the case and go directly to the Supreme Court, lawyers told BuzzFeed News today. “[G]iven the urgency of the issues for the Tennessee plaintiff couples, we will be asking the Supreme Court to review the Sixth Circuit decision rather than seeking en banc review,” National Center for Lesbian Rights lawyer Shannon Minter said. Abby Rubenfeld, lead lawyer for the Tennessee plaintiffs, said they hope to file within two weeks so they still can be on the docket for this term.