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The New Yorker and USA Today Discuss Paul, Weiss Work on Marriage Equality in Mississippi Since Windsor
- Client News
- January 5, 2015
An article by Amy Davidson in the January 5 issue of The New Yorker discusses the firm's continuing work for marriage equality since the firm's victory in United States v. Windsor resulted in a cascade of 35 states across the country where gay couples can legally marry. "The great achievement of Windsor has been to force states to explain why same-sex couples should be treated differently," and "the final fortress, with the exception of South Carolina, is the Deep South."
In November, working with the Campaign for Southern Equality, Paul, Weiss successfully argued before Judge Carlton Reeves in Jackson that the Mississippi laws that banned gay and lesbian couples from marrying violated the Fourteenth Amendment. "Gay and lesbian citizens cannot be subjected to such second-class citizenship," wrote Reeves, who granted a stay of his decision pending the appeal to the Fifth Circuit, which is being argued on January 9th along with two other cases from Texas and Louisiana.
USA Today also posted an article by Richard Wolf on January 4, profiling the four Paul, Weiss clients who are the plaintiff couples in the Mississippi case.
The Paul, Weiss team included litigation partners Roberta Kaplan, Andrew Ehrlich and Jaren Janghorbani.