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12-144 Proponents' Opening Brief

12-144 Proponents' Opening Brief

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Hollingsworth v. Perry (Prop 8) Proponents' Opening Brief on the merits
Hollingsworth v. Perry (Prop 8) Proponents' Opening Brief on the merits

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No. 12-144
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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 Writ Of Certiorari To TheUnited States Court Of AppealsFor The Ninth Circuit
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BRIEF OF PETITIONERS
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--------------------------------- A 
NDREW
P. P
UGNO
 L
 AW
O
FFICES
 
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. 20036(202) 220-9600ccooper@cooperkirk.com
Counsel for Petitioners
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COCKLE LAW BRIEF PRINTING CO. (800) 225-6964OR CALL COLLECT (402) 342-2831
 
i
QUESTIONS PRESENTED
 1. Whether the Equal Protection Clause of theFourteenth Amendment prohibits the State of California from defining marriage as the unionof a man and a woman.2. Whether petitioners have standing under ArticleIII, §2 of the Constitution in this case.
 
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 Fran-cisco, 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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