Federal Appeals Court In Cincinnati To Hear Four States' Marriage Cases In August

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee on Aug. 6.

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is ready to move forward on marriage cases pending before the court from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.

On Monday, the court announced that oral arguments in all of the cases — challenges to bans on same-sex couples' marriages or recognition of those marriages in each state in the circuit — are set for 1 p.m. Aug. 6 in Cincinnati:

The court announced it would hear 30 minutes of arguments from each side in the Michigan marriage case:

And 15 minutes per side for the Kentucky marriage recognition case:

And 15 minutes per side for the Tennessee marriage recognition case:

And 30 minutes per side for the Ohio death certificate and marriage recognition cases:

But the Ohio arguments will not include Equality Ohio and four couples, who were represented by Roberta Kaplan and had tried to intervene in the case, as their request was denied on Monday:

The arguments in the 6th Circuit will be the third federal appeals court to hear marriage arguments since last June's Supreme Court decision striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.