Amicus 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
| California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Three

The brief examines how, throughout our history, proposals to amend marriage to enhance equality and respect for individual liberty have been met with dire — and unfounded — predictions of disaster. Instead, events in Massachusetts and California show that the general public readily supports fair treatment of same-sex couples and their families as they see that family equality has only positive effects.

This brief was filed by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere, MassEquality, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Freedom to Marry.