Amici Curiae Brief Filed in Support of Same-Sex Couples' Right to Marry

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Case: In re Marriage Cases

Monday, January 9, 2006

The brief examines the serious harms of rules that discriminate against lesbians and gay men as a class, including the law limiting marriage to heterosexual couples only. Based on the most important equal protection principles in law, it explains why such rules require the most demanding constitutional review.

This brief was filed by AGUILAS, Asian American Justice Center, Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Asian and Pacific Islander Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Transgender Network, Asian Pacific Islander Pride Council, Bienestar Human Services, Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Equal Justice Society, Japanese American Bar Association, La Raza Centro Legal, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Multicultural Bar Alliance of Los Angeles, National Black Justice Coalition, National Lawyers Guild of San Francisco, People for the American Way Foundation, United Lesbians of African Heritage, Ventura County Black Attorneys Association and Zuna Institute.