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Michigan Amici

Michigan Amici

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Thirteen bishops of the Episcopal Church have joined an amici curiae brief filed with the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in support of a lesbian couple’s bid to be married.
Thirteen bishops of the Episcopal Church have joined an amici curiae brief filed with the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in support of a lesbian couple’s bid to be married.

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14-1341, 14-5291, 14-5297
United States Court of Appeals
FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
A
PRIL
D
EBOER 
; J
ANE
OWSE
, individually and as parents and next friend ofN.D.-R, R.D.-R andJ.D.-R, minors,
 Plaintiffs-Appellees,
 —v.— 
ICHARD
S
 NYDE
, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of Michigan;B
ILL
S
CHUETTE
, in his official capacity as Michigan Attorney General,
 Defendants-Appellants.
APPEALED FROM ADECISION OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICTCOURTFOR THE EASTERN DISTRICTOF MICHIGAN (SOUTHERN DIVISION)CIVILCASE NO. 1:12-CV-10285-BAF
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Caption continued on inside cover 
)
BRIEFFOR
 AMICI CURIAE 
BISHOPS OFTHE EPISCOPALCHURCH IN KENTUCKY, MICHIGAN, OHIO, AND TENNESSEE; GENERALSYNOD OFTHE UNITED CHURCH OFCHRIST; MORMONS FOR EQUALITY; RECONSTRUCTIONISTRABBINICALASSOCIATION;RECONSTRUCTIONISTRABBINICALCOLLEGE AND JEWISHRECONSTRUCTIONISTCOMMUNITIES; UNION FOR REFORMJUDAISM; UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTASSOCIATION; AFFIRMA-TION; COVENANTNETWORK OFPRESBYTERIANS; METHODISTFEDERATION FOR SOCIALACTION; MORE LIGHTPRESBYTERIANS;PRESBYTERIAN WELCOME; RECONCILINGMINISTRIES NETWORK;RECONCILINGWORKS: LUTHERANS FOR FULLPARTICIPATION;RELIGIOUS INSTITUTE, INC.; CHURCH OFOUR SAVIOUR/LAIGLE-SIADE NUESTRO SALVADOR OFCINCINNATI; AND 43 INDIVIDUALFAITH LEADERS IN KENTUCKY, MICHIGAN, OHIO, AND TENNESSEEIN SUPPORTOFPLAINTIFFS-APPELLEES
!
RAMER 
L
EVIN
 N
AFTALIS
& F
RANKEL
LLP1177 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10036(212) 715-9100 jtrachtman@kramerlevin.com
Counsel for Amici Curiae
J
EFFREY
S. T
RACHTMAN
Counsel of Record 
 N
ORMAN
C. S
IMON
J
ASON
M. M
OFF
URT
M. D
ENK 
J
ESSICA
 N. W
ITTE
 
G
REGORY
B
OURKE
; M
ICHAEL
D
ELEON
; L
UTHER 
B
ARLOWE
; M.J.-C., minor child through their parents and next friends, Randell Johnson and Paul Campion;
ANDELL
J
OHNSON
; J
IMMY
M
EADE
; P
AUL
C
AMPION
; T
AMERA
B
OYD
;
IMBERLY
F
RANKLIN
; T.J.-C, minor child through their parents and next friends,Randell Johnson and Paul Campion; I.D.,minor child by and through his parentsand next friends, Gregory Bourke and Michael Deleon,
 Plaintiffs-Appellees,
 —v.— S
TEVE
B
ESHEAR 
, in his official capacity as Governor of Kentucky,
 Defendant-Appellant,
 —and— J
ACK 
C
ONWAY
, in his official capacity as Attorney General of Kentucky,
 Defendant.
APPEALED FROM ADECISION OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICTCOURTFOR THE WESTERN DISTRICTOF KENTUCKYCIVILCASE NO. 3:13-CV-750-JGH
V
ALERIA
T
ANCO
andS
OPHIE
J
ESTY
; I
JPE
D
EKOE
andT
HOMAS
OSTURA
;J
OHNO
E
SPEJO
andM
ATTHEW
M
ANSELL
,
 Plaintiffs-Appellees,
 —v.— W
ILLIAM
E
DWARD
“B
ILL
” H
ASLAM
, as Governor of the State of Tennessee, in hisofficial capacity; L
ARRY
M
ARTIN
, as Commissioner of the Department of Financeand Administration, in his official capacity; R 
OBERT
C
OOPER 
, as Attorney General& Reporter of the State of Tennessee, in his official capacity,
 Defendants-Appellants.
APPEALED FROM ADECISION OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICTCOURTFOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICTOF TENNESSEECIVILCASE NO. 3:13-CV-01159-AAT
 
CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
 Pursuant to Rule 26.1 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, the undersigned states that none of the organizations that join this brief issues stock or has a parent corporation that issues stock. /
S
/
 
J
EFFREY
S.
 
T
RACHTMAN
 J
EFFREY
S.
 
T
RACHTMAN
 
Counsel of Record 
  N
ORMAN
C.
 
S
IMON
 J
ASON
M.
 
M
OFF
 
URT
M.
 
D
ENK 
 J
ESSICA
 N.
 
W
ITTE
 
RAMER
L
EVIN
 N
AFTALIS
&
 
F
RANKEL
LLP 1177 Avenue of the Americas  New York, New York 10036 212-715-9100  jtrachtman@kramerlevin.com
Counsel for
Amici Curiae June 16, 2014

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