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Windsor: Amicus Brief of Dovid Schwartz

Windsor: Amicus Brief of Dovid Schwartz

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USA v. Windsor: Amicus Brief of Dovid Z. Schwartz in support of BLAG on the merits
USA v. Windsor: Amicus Brief of Dovid Z. Schwartz in support of BLAG on the merits

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OF DOVID Z. SCHWARTZ AS
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IN SUPPORT OFRESPONDENTS BIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY GROUP OF THE UNITEDSTATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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(i)TABLE OF CONTENTSPageTABLE OF AUTHORITIES ................................ ivINTEREST OF
 AMICUS CURIAE
..................... 1 ARGUMENT ........................................................ 1I. DOMA WITHSTANDS BOTH RA-TIONAL BASIS AND INTERMEDIATESCRUTINY REVIEW ............................... 1 A. DOMA Section Three Is RationallyRelated To The Legitimate Govern-ment Interest Of Upholding A SoundPublic Policy Based On The Widely-Held Morality Of Its Citizens.............. 3B. DOMA Section Three Is Tailored ToUphold The Public Policy Rooted InStrong Foundations Of The TorahThat Traditional Marriage ProtectsThe Health And Well-Being Of TheCountry ................................................ 41. The Sources Of The Public PolicyOf Traditional Marriage In TheTorah .............................................. 42. This Court’s Determination Of The National Policy For MarriageWill Define The Nation’s VisionOf The Human Soul ....................... 8II. NEW YORK STATE DID NOT RECOG-NIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGES IN2009, THE DATE DETERMINATIVEFOR PLAINTIFF’S STANDING .............. 11
 
iiTABLE OF CONTENTS—ContinuedPage A. The Marriage Recognition Rule of New York Furthers a Policy of Avoid-ing the Repercussions of Bastardi-zing Children ....................................... 14B. Public Policy of New York DisfavoredSame-Sex Marriage in 2009 ................ 15III. THE COURT OF APPEALS IMPROP-ERLY APPLIED HEIGHTENED SCRU-TINY TO THIS CASE ............................... 22 A. The Court Of Appeals Erred InCategorizing Gay Men And Lesbians As A “Suspect Class” Warranting Heightened Scrutiny Because TheGroup Lacks A Coherent, Objectively Verifiable “Immutable” Feature ......... 23B. The Court Of Appeals Erred InCategorizing Gay Men And Lesbians As A “Suspect Class” Warranting Heightened Scrutiny Because TheGroup Does Lack The Ability ToContribute A Certain Quality ToSociety .................................................. 24IV. THE ACT OF ENTERING INTO ANDMAINTAINING A MARRIAGE IN- VOLVES A PUBLIC DECLARATIONWITH SPECIFIC MEANING AND ISTHUS TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE ISPROTECTED AS FREE SPEECHUNDER THE FIRST AMENDMENT ...... 25

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