Application for Leave to File Brief of Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent and [Proposed] Amici Curiae Brief

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This brief uses established judicial precedent that separate is never equal to argue against the parallel institutions that govern different-sex and same-sex relationships in California. While domestic partnerships provide many of the same protections as marriage, they clearly create two classes of citizens, violating constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process under the law.