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Perry-Windsor: Amicus Brief of Catholic Answers, et al.

Perry-Windsor: Amicus Brief of Catholic Answers, et al.

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Hollingsworth v. Perry and USA v. Windsor: Amicus Brief of Catholic Answers, et al., in support of Prop 8 Proponents (Perry) and BLAG (Windsor)
Hollingsworth v. Perry and USA v. Windsor: Amicus Brief of Catholic Answers, et al., in support of Prop 8 Proponents (Perry) and BLAG (Windsor)

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Nos. 12-144, 12-307
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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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---------------------------------UNITED STATES,
 Petitioner,
v.EDITH SCHLAIN WINDSOR, in her Capacity asExecutor of the Estate of Thea Clara Spyer, andBIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY GROUP OF THEUNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
 Respondents.
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On Writs Of Certiorari To The United States CourtsOf Appeals For The Ninth And Second Circuits
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BRIEF
 AMICUS CURIAE
OF CATHOLIC ANSWERS, CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY, ANDCATHOLIC VOTE EDUCATION FUND INSUPPORT OF PETITIONER HOLLINGSWORTH AND RESPONDENT BIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY GROUP ADDRESSING THEMERITS AND SUPPORTING REVERSAL
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COCKLE LAW BRIEF PRINTING CO. (800) 225-6964OR CALL COLLECT (402) 342-2831
 
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QUESTIONS PRESENTED
 1. Whether the Equal Protection Clause of the Four-teenth Amendment prohibits the State of Cali-fornia from defining marriage as the union of aman and a woman.2. Whether Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, 1 U.S.C. § 7, violates the equal protectioncomponent of the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.
 
iiTABLE OF CONTENTSPageQUESTIONS PRESENTED .................................. iTABLE OF AUTHORITIES ................................... iiiINTEREST OF THE
 AMICI CURIAE
................... 1SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT ................................ 4 ARGUMENT ........................................................... 6I. Religious Liberty Is A Fundamental RightThat, When Properly Respected, BroadlyProtects The Personal Duty To Live One’sFaith ............................................................. 6II. A Broad And Fundamental Conflict ExistsBetween Religious Liberty And SexualOrientation Protections ............................... 11III. Recognizing Sexual Orientation As A Sus-pect Class Will Legally Undermine The Ability Of Many Religious People To LiveTheir Faiths ................................................. 22 A. Exclusion from the Public Square ........ 24B. Encroachment on Private Liberty ........ 28C. Defining Millions of Religious Believ-ers as Bigots ........................................... 32CONCLUSION ....................................................... 34

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