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Current Cases

Baskin v. Bogan is a federal-court challenge to discriminatory marriage laws in Indiana that prohibit same-sex marriage.  

Bostic v. Schaefer is a federal-court challenge to discriminatory marriage laws in Virginia that prohibit same-sex marriage.

Bourke v. Beshear is a federal-court challenge to discriminatory marriage laws in Kentucky.  Four same-sex couples validly married outside the state have challenged Kentucky laws that prohibit the state from recognizing their marriages and that exclude them from the benefits of marriage available to married opposite-sex couples.  

Coleman-Bey v. Tollefson is a case involving the proper interpretation of the “three strikes” provision of the Prison Litigation Reform Act, a provision that implicates the Constitution’s guarantee of meaningful access to the courts.

DeBoer v. Snyder is a federal-court challenge to Michigan laws that prohibit the state from recognizing as a marriage any union other than that between a man and a woman.  

Halbig v. Burwell involves a major challenge to a key component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), a landmark law dedicated to achieving the single goal of widespread, affordable health care.  

Hotze v. Burwell involves a challenge to the individual and employer mandate provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).  The plaintiffs in Hotze filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas arguing that these provisions violate the Constitution’s Origination Clause, which provides that “[a]ll Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other bills.”  According to the plaintiffs, the ACA is a revenue-raising bill that did not originate in the House of Representatives. 

King v. Burwell is a challenge to a key component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), a landmark law dedicated to achieving widespread, affordable health care.  The plaintiffs in King filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, challenging the IRS rule on the ground that the ACA authorizes tax credits only for individuals who purchase insurance on state-established Exchanges.

Kitchen v. Herbert and Bishop v. Smith are federal-court challenges to discriminatory marriage laws in Utah and Oklahoma, respectively.  

At issue in Tanco v. Haslam is the constitutionality of Tennessee’s discriminatory marriage laws.  Three same-sex couples validly married outside the state are challenging Tennessee laws that prohibit the state from recognizing their marriages and that exclude them from the benefits of marriage available to married opposite-sex couples.