Vo v. Gee, et al.

Challenge to Louisiana Law That Blocks Legal Marriages

Vo v. Gee, et al.

Briefs and Orders Filed with/Issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (from latest to earliest):

  • Opinion and Permanent Injunction (filed 8/8/17, PDF)
    “Under the equitable powers of this Court IT IS ORDERED that Defendants and their officers, agents, servants and employees are permanently ENJOINED and RESTRAINED from enforcing Act 436 insofar as it unconstitutionally deprives U.S. citizens like Plaintiff and similarly situated U.S. citizens the right to marry based on national origin.”
  • Opinion and Preliminary Injunction (filed 3/23/17, PDF)
    “The Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction is appropriate and applies to all individuals whose constitutional rights would be curtailed by Act 436. As a nation we should welcome all United States citizens, born in the United States or naturalized, to enjoy all of the rights and privileges that are bestowed upon them through their citizenship. These rights should not be abridged just because a United States citizen was naturalized instead of being born on our soil.”
  • Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction (filed 2/2/17, PDF)
  • Complaint for Declarative and Injunctive Relief (filed 10/18/16, PDF)
    “[T]his  lawsuit  challenges … Louisiana’s  Act Number  436 …, which unduly burdens many marriage license applicants and effectively prevents other applicants from getting married at all, grossly violating their fundamental right to marriage and denying them equal protection of the law, based solely on the place of their birth, in violation of the Constitution of the United States.”