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Perry Cert Petition

Perry Cert Petition

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Proponents' Cert Petition
Proponents' Cert Petition

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No. _________
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In The
Supreme Court of the United States
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---------------------------------DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, et al.,
 Petitioners,
v.KRISTIN M. PERRY, et al.,
 Respondents.
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On Petition For A Writ Of CertiorariTo The United States Court Of AppealsFor The Ninth Circuit
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PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI
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NDREW
P. P
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 AW
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OF
  A 
NDREW
P. P
UGNO
 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100Folsom, California 95630
 
D
 AVID
USTIN
R. N
IMOCKS
 J
 AMES
A. C
 AMPBELL
  A 
LLIANCE
D
EFENDING
F
REEDOM
 801 G Street, NW, Suite 509Washington, D.C. 20001
 
C
HARLES
J.C
OOPER
 
Counsel of Record
 D
 AVID
H. T
HOMPSON
 H
OWARD
C. N
IELSON
, J
R
.P
ETER
A. P
 ATTERSON
 C
OOPER
 
 AND
IRK 
, PLLC1523 New Hampshire Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20036Tel: (202) 220-9600Email: ccooper@cooperkirk.com
Counsel for Petitioners
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COCKLE LAW BRIEF PRINTING CO. (800) 225-6964OR CALL COLLECT (402) 342-2831
 
i
QUESTION PRESENTED
 Whether the Equal Protection Clause of theFourteenth Amendment prohibits the State of Cali-fornia from defining marriage as the union of a manand a woman.
 
ii
PARTIES TO THE PROCEEDINGS BELOW
 Petitioners Dennis Hollingsworth, Gail J. Knight,Martin F. Gutierrez, Mark A. Jansson, andProtectMarriage.com – Yes on 8, A Project of Cali-fornia Renewal (“ProtectMarriage.com”) intervenedas defendants in the district court and were theappellants in the court below.Respondents, plaintiffs Kristin M. Perry, SandraB. Stier, Paul T. Katami, and Jeffrey J. Zarrillo andintervening plaintiff City and County of San Francis-co, were the appellees below.Official-capacity defendants Edmund G. Brown,Jr., as Governor of California, Kamala D. Harris, as Attorney General of California, Ron Chapman, asDirector of the California Department of PublicHealth & State Registrar of Vital Statistics, LinetteScott, as Deputy Director of Health Information &Strategic Planning for the California Department of Public Health, Patrick O’Connell, as Clerk-Recorderfor the County of Alameda, and Dean C. Logan, asRegistrar-Recorder/County Clerk for the County of Los Angeles, and intervening defendant Hak-Shing William Tam were not parties to the appeal below.
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The Attorney General of California, although not a partyto the appeal, was on the service list and filed documents in thecourt below and filed an amicus brief addressing the question certi-fied to the California Supreme Court.
See
Dkt. Entries 8, 311, 352.The court below did not, however, certify to the Attorney Gen-eral of California that the constitutionality of a law of the Stateof California was drawn into question.
See
28 U.S.C. § 2403(b).

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