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TANCO v. HASLAM

Docket No.: 14-562
Certiorari Granted: 1/16/2015
Argued: April 28, 2015
Consolidated with: Docket No. 14-556, 14-571, 14-574

See also: Obergefell v. Hodges (Docket No. 14-556)

PartyNames: Valeria Tanco, et al. v. Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee, et al.
Petitioner: Valeria Tanco, et al.
Respondent: Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Citation: 772 F.3d 388
Supreme Court Docket

Valeria Tanco, et al.
v.
Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee, et al.
Consideration Limited:

LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: 1) DOES THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT REQUIRE A STATE TO LICENSE A MARRIAGE BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE OF THE SAME SEX? 2) DOES THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT REQUIRE A STATE TO RECOGNIZE A MARRIAGE BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE OF THE SAME SEX WHEN THEIR MARRIAGE WAS LAWFULLY LICENSED AND PERFORMED OUT-OF-STATE? A TOTAL OF NINETY MINUTES IS ALLOTTED FOR ORAL ARGUMENT ON QUESTION 1. A TOTAL OF ONE HOUR IS ALLOTTED FOR ORAL ARGUMENT ON QUESTION 2. THE PARTIES ARE LIMITED TO FILING BRIEFS ON THE MERITS AND PRESENTING ORAL ARGUMENT ON THE QUESTIONS PRESENTED IN THEIR RESPECTIVE PETITIONS.

Question Presented:

(1) Whether a state violates the Due Process or Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by depriving same-sex couples of the fundamental right to marry, including recognition of their lawful, out-of-state marriages. (2) Whether a state impermissibly infringes upon same-sex couples' fundamental right to interstate travel by refusing to recognize their lawful out-of-state marriages. (3) Whether this Court's summary dismissal in Baker v. Nelson, 409 U.S. 810 (1972), is binding precedent as to petitioners' constitutional claims.

TANCO v. HASLAM
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 28, 2015

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