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
| State of California Court of Appeals

The brief explains that the constitutional principle of religious freedom supports the right of same-sex couples to marry. Because there are no legitimate secular reasons for the State to deny gay couples the profound, state-sanctioned rituals of marriage, the State’s licensing of heterosexual unions only offends the core mandate of religious neutrality.

This brief was filed by the General Synod of the United Church of Christ, the Union for Reform Judaism, Soka Gakkai International USA, the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, the California Council of Churches, California Faith for Equality, et. al.