Two months will pass before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit hears arguments challenging same-sex marriage bans in Texas. The court announced this week that it had scheduled a hearing for Jan. 5, 2015.

“A January setting does not look very expedited to me, but we are eager to make our case for marriage equality as soon as the court gives us a chance,” wrote Daniel “Neel” Lane Jr., a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in San Antonio, who represents plaintiffs who filed against Texas and oppose its ban on same-sex marriages, in an email.

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