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Perry: Amicus Brief of Foundation for Moral Law

Perry: Amicus Brief of Foundation for Moral Law

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Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus Brief of Foundation for Moral Law in support of Prop 8 Proponents
Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus Brief of Foundation for Moral Law in support of Prop 8 Proponents

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On Writ of Certiorari to theUnited States Court of Appealsfor the Ninth Circuit
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BRIEF OF
 AMICUS CURIAE
 FOUNDATION FOR MORAL LAWIN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
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* Counsel of Record
 
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 Attorney for Amicus Curiae
 
January 29, 2013
 
 
(i)
QUESTION PRESENTED
Whether the Equal Protection Clause of the Four-teenth Amendment prohibits the State of Californiafrom defining marriage as the union of a man and awoman.
 
 (iii)TABLE OF CONTENTSPageQUESTION PRESENTED .................................. iTABLE OF CONTENTS ..................................... iiiTABLE OF CITED AUTHORITIES ................... ivSTATEMENT OF INTEREST OF
 AMICUSCURIAE
............................................................ 1SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT ............................. 2 ARGUMENT ........................................................ 3I. THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF CALI-FORNIA PROPOSITION 8 SHOULDBE DETERMINED BY THE TEXTOF THE CONSTITUTION, NOTJUDICIALLY-FABRICATED FORMU-LATIONS .................................................. 3II. THE FAMILY IS A DIVINELY ESTAB-LISHED INSTITUTION FOR HUMANGOVERNMENT, NOT SIMPLY ANINDIVIDUAL RIGHT ............................... 6III. THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA ARENOT BARRED FROM PROHIBITINGSAME-SEX MARRIAGE MERELY BECAUSE A COURT RECOGNIZEDSAME-SEX MARRIAGE FOR AP-PROXIMATELY, 143 DAYS; SUCHRECOGNITION IS NOT THE SAME AS A TIME-HONORED, GOD-GIVENRIGHT ....................................................... 11IV. A RATIONAL BASIS FOR PROPOSI-TION 8 EXISTS ........................................ 19CONCLUSION .................................................... 21

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