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Perry: Amicus Brief of National Assoc. of Evangelicals., et al.

Perry: Amicus Brief of National Assoc. of Evangelicals., et al.

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Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus Brief of National
Association of Evangelicals., et al., in support of Prop 8 Proponents
Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus Brief of National
Association of Evangelicals., et al., in support of Prop 8 Proponents

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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
 AMICI CURIAE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EVANGELICALS; THE ETHICS& RELIGIOUS LIBERTY COMMISSION OF THESOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION; THECHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS; THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURISYNOD; THE UNION OF ORTHODOX JEWISHCONGREGATIONS OF AMERICA; THE ROMANIAN- AMERICAN EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE OFNORTH AMERICA; AND TRUTH IN ACTIONMINISTRIES IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
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--------------------------------- V 
ON
G. K 
EETCH
 
Counsel of Record
 A 
LEXANDER
D
USHKU
 R. S
HAWN
G
UNNARSON
 
IRTON
M
C
C
ONKIE
 60 East South TempleSuite 1800Salt Lake City, UT 84111(801) 328-3600vkeetch@kmclaw.comJanuary 29, 2013
Counsel for Amici Curiae
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COCKLE LAW BRIEF PRINTING CO. (800) 225-6964OR CALL COLLECT (402) 342-2831
 
iTABLE OF CONTENTSPageINTEREST OF
 AMICI CURIAE
......................... 1SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT .............................. 1 ARGUMENT ........................................................ 3I. PROPOSITION 8 REFLECTS A RA-TIONAL CHOICE AMONG CONFLICT-ING VISIONS OF MARRIAGE, NOTPREJUDICE OR IRRATIONALITY .......... 3 A. Proposition 8 Is a Measured Responseto the California Supreme Court’sRedefinition of Marriage ..................... 3B. California’s Endorsement of Tradi-tional Marriage Takes a Rational Po-sition in a Serious Debate thatDivides Reasonable People of GoodWill ...................................................... 61. Rival Conceptions of MarriageDrive This Case .............................. 62. Protecting Traditional Marriagefrom Judicial Redefinition Is a Ra-tional Position in the Debate overSame-Sex Marriage ........................ 11II. PROPOSITION 8 IS NOT INVALID BE-CAUSE IT WAS SUPPORTED BY RELI-GIOUS VOTERS OR BECAUSE ITEXPRESSES A VALUES-BASED JUDG-MENT ........................................................ 17 A. Religious Support for Proposition 8Does Not Render It Unconstitutional ... 17
 
iiTABLE OF CONTENTS – ContinuedPageB. Proposition 8 Does Not Transgressthe Fourteenth Amendment By Ex-pressing a Values-Based Judgment inFavor of Traditional Marriage ............ 21III. PROPOSITION 8 SATISFIES THEEQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE FORREASONS THE NINTH CIRCUIT DIDNOT CONSIDER ....................................... 27 A.
 
Rational-Basis Review Is the CorrectConstitutional Standard ..................... 27B. Proposition 8 Satisfies Rational-BasisReview for Reasons the Ninth CircuitDid Not Consider ................................. 301. Proposition 8 Recovers a Defini-tion of Marriage That Is Congru-ent with the Values of California Voters and Thus More Likely toSustain the Institution of Mar-riage ................................................ 302. Proposition 8 Protects the Sub-stantial Expectation and RelianceInterests of Married Couples.......... 34CONCLUSION ..................................................... 38

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