|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-15||1st Cir. _||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2012|
Issue: Whether Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, 1 U.S.C. 7, violates the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection of the laws as applied to persons of the same sex who are legally married under the laws of their state.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 3 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 2, 2012)|
|Jul 20 2012||Brief of respondent Commonwealth of Massachusetts in support filed. VIDED.|
|Jul 24 2012||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.|
|Jul 30 2012||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 31, 2012.|
|Aug 2 2012||Brief of respondent Nancy Gill, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.|
|Aug 31 2012||Brief of respondent Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the United States House of Representatives in opposition filed.|
|Oct 29 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 20, 2012.|
|Nov 8 2012||Reply of Federal Petitioners filed. (Distributed) TBP|
|Nov 13 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 30, 2012.|
|Dec 3 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 7, 2012.|
|Jun 25 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2013.|
|Jun 27 2013||Petition DENIED. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.|
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