Indeed, until now Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee fought separately but change tactics, 4 states unite for equality.
"Putting all of the arguments on the same day back-to-back is certainly unusual and actually a very good move," said Al Gerhardstein, the lawyer heading the challenge to Ohio's same-sex marriage ban.
"That way the panel gets the benefit of all the arguments at once, giving them a chance at harmonizing the law in this area."
Thus as early as Wednesday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case of 4 states.
"This is a seminal moment in all of our nation's LGBT movements," said Chris Hartman, director of the Fairness Campaign of Kentucky.