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Perry: Amicus Brief of Patrick Henry College

Perry: Amicus Brief of Patrick Henry College

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Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus Brief of Patrick Henry College in support of Prop 8 Proponents
Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus Brief of Patrick Henry College in support of Prop 8 Proponents

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No. 12-144
THE LEX GROUP
DC
 
 
1825 K Street, N.W.
 
 
Suite 103
 
 
Washington, D.C. 20006
 
(202) 955-0001
 
 
(800) 856-4419
 
 
Fax: (202) 955-0022
 
 
 www.thelexgroup.com
 
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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Michael P. Farris
Counsel of Record
John Warwick MontgomeryJohn C.F.C. VinciMark A. Wohleschlegel IIC
ENTER FOR THE
O
RIGINAL
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NTENT OF THE
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ONSTITUTION
 Patrick Henry College10 Patrick Henry CirclePurcellville, Virginia 20132(540) 338-1776michaelfarris@phc.edu
Counsel for Amicus Curiae Dated: January 29, 2013 
 
 
iQUESTION PRESENTEDWhether the Equal Protection Clause of theFourteenth Amendment prohibits the State of California from defining marriage as the union of aman and a woman.
 
iiTABLE OF CONTENTSPageQUESTION PRESENTED .......................................... iTABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................ iiTABLE OF AUTHORITIES ...................................... ivSTATEMENT OF INTEREST ................................... 1SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT .................................... 3 ARGUMENT ............................................................... 5I.
 
The People of California ShouldNot Be Coerced to Give MoralSanction to Same-Sex Marriage ........... 5II.
 
Legislation Enacted for MoralPurposes is an Enduring AmericanTradition .............................................. 12 A.
 
Religion and Morality inEarly America ........................... 16B.
 
Religion, Morality, Abolition,and the Adoption of theFourtteenth Amendment ......... 24
 
III.
 
Every Law Embodies a MoralPrecept ................................................. 29

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