Prop 8 attorneys file brief before Su...

Prop 8 attorneys file brief before Supreme Court

There are 5 comments on the www.washingtonblade.com story from Feb 25, 2013, titled Prop 8 attorneys file brief before Supreme Court. In it, www.washingtonblade.com reports that:

The legal team behind the challenge to California’s Proposition 8 filed its brief on Thursday before the Supreme Court asking it to declare the anti-gay measure unconstitutional.

The 54-page brief, signed by co-counsels Ted Olson and David Boies on behalf of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, asserts that Prop 8 — a ballot initiative passed by California voters in 2008 — should be struck down because prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying in California violates due process and equal protection under the U.S. Constitution.

“It denies gay men and lesbians their identity and their dignity; it labels their families as second-rate,” the brief concludes. “That outcome cannot be squared with the principle of equality and the unalienable right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness that is the bedrock promise of America from the Declaration of Independence to the Fourteenth Amendment, and the dream of all Americans.”

The brief is divided into three sections. The first maintains proponents of Prop 8, such as ProtectMarriage.com, don’t have standing to defend the measure before the Supreme Court because they won’t be harmed if gay couples marry in California. Attorneys also argue their desire to defend the law is insufficient to meet standing requirements under Article III of the U.S. Constitution.

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“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#1 Feb 25, 2013
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(Thanks snyper!)

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“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#2 Feb 25, 2013
No. 12-144 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

__________
DENNIS
HOLLINGSWORTH , ET AL ., Petitioner,

v.

KRISTIN M.PERRY, ET AL., Respondents

On Writ Of Certiorari
To The United States Court Of Appeals
For The Ninth Circuit

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#3 Feb 25, 2013
I hope Olson & Boies win.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Feb 26, 2013
And Thank God this was posted here now, because I forgot to take my underpants out of the washing machine and put them in the clothes dryer til I saw this and it reminded me !

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#5 Feb 26, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
And Thank God this was posted here now, because I forgot to take my underpants out of the washing machine and put them in the clothes dryer til I saw this and it reminded me !
(cocked eyebrow)

I suppose watching your dryer go round and round is a bit better than watching paint dry.

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