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Perry: Amicus Brief of Coalition of African American Pastors

Perry: Amicus Brief of Coalition of African American Pastors

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Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus Brief of the Coalition of African American Pastors USA, et al., in support of Prop 8 Proponents
Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus Brief of the Coalition of African American Pastors USA, et al., in support of Prop 8 Proponents

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QUESTIONS PRESENTED12-144—
 Hollingsworth, et al. v. Perry, et al.
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 Article III, §2 of the Constitution in this case.
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTSPage
QUESTIONS PRESENTED...................iINTEREST OF THE
 AMICI CURIAE 
...........1INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT...............3SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT..................5 ARGUMENT..............................10I.Unlike the Opposite-Sex Definition oMarriage, Racial Restrictions on MarriageImplicated the Fourteenth Amendment’sCore Concern with Eliminating RacialDiscrimination.........................10II.In American Legal History, RaciallySegregated Marriage Is Not Comparable toSexually Integrated Marriage:Constitutional Law Writ Large............13III.The Gender-integrating Definition of Marriage Is Closely Bound up with theInstitution’s Core Purpose of Increasing theLikelihood That Each Child Will Be Born toand Raised by Both The Mother and TheFather in a Stable, Enduring Family Unit...20

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