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BOURKE v. BESHEAR

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

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

PartyNames: Gregory Bourke, et al. v. Steve Beshear, Governor of Kentucky, et al.
Petitioner: Gregory Bourke, et al.
Respondent: Steve Beshear, Governor of Kentucky, et al.

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

Gregory Bourke, et al.
v.
Steve Beshear, Governor of Kentucky, 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. Does a State violate the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment by prohibiting gay men and lesbians from marrying an individual of the same sex? 2. Does a State violate the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment by refusing to recognize legal marriages between individuals of the same sex performed in other jurisdictions?

BOURKE v. BESHEAR
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 28, 2015

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