Brief of Amici Curiae Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach and 29 API Organizations in Support of Respondents in the California Marriage Cases

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The brief examines the history of legalized discrimination based on race and national origin in California’s marriage laws. In highlighting the invidious social, political and economic intentions behind laws designed to prevent API immigrant men from marrying and creating families, the brief demonstrates how denying same-sex couples access to marriage involves a similar dehumanizing violation of persons — and entire communities — based on prejudice.