Appellate Briefs And Opinions

Equal Protection Clause

  • Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, et al. (S. Ct.) - Amicus
    • The state marriage bans, which forbid same-sex couples from marrying within the state, and prohibit the recognition of same-sex couples' out-of-state marriages, violate equal protection
    • Sexual orientation classifications warrant heightened scrutiny, particularly in the context of legal barriers to marriage, and that the bans fail heightened scrutiny because they are not substantially related to an important governmental objective
    • The bans fail review under United States v. Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013)
    • The practical and dignity harms found impermissible in Windsor are imposed with even greater force by the state bans
    Document Date 
    Supreme Court Decision, reported at 135 S. Ct. 2584 06/26/15
    Brief as Amicus 03/06/15

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