Application to File Brief of Amicus Curiae California NAACP; Brief of Amicus Curiae California NAACP in Support of Respondents

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Case: In re Marriage Cases

Friday, January 6, 2006
| California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Three

This brief argues that the equality and individual freedom arguments made against same-sex marriage are precisely the same ones that prevailed in the race-based marriage ban instituted in California until 1948, when the state Supreme Court struck it down in Perez v. Sharp. Likewise, the State’s arguments today to deny marriage to same-sex couples mirrors the dissent that opposed permitting different-race couples to marry before the aforementioned landmark case.