Ninth Circuit Marriage Equality case again delayed for briefing

Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Equality on Trial reports that Sevcik v. Sandoval (No.12-17668), the marriage equality case from Nevada before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is again delayed for briefing:

Briefing in the challenge to Nevada’s same-sex marriage ban has been delayed further. The new request for delay came from the defendants, who haven’t yet filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit appeal. The Ninth Circuit granted the request on December 20, allowing the brief to be filed 30 days from the date that order was issued.

Lambda Legal, who filed the case and brought the appeal on behalf of same-sex couples, filed their opening brief back in October, but the state and the Coalition for the Protection for Marriage, supporters of the marriage amendment who intervened in its defense, have requested several delays since then. The most recent order would have had them filing a brief on December 18, though now they have until late January.

An optional reply brief is due within 14 days after service of the last-served answering brief. A date for oral argument is not addressed in the Court's order.

One response to “Ninth Circuit Marriage Equality case again delayed for briefing

  1. The bigots have run out of cover for their bigotry. Judge Shelby’s opinion in the Utah case clearly demolishes the arguments they’ve come up with so far, and they really haven’t come up with anything new. Heck, they’re just recycling the same old arguments they had for banning ‘miscegenation’. Those didn’t hold in 1967, they won’t hold today.