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Utah Pride Center Amicus Brief

Utah Pride Center Amicus Brief

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A friend of the court brief filed by the Utah Pride Center and other organizations in the U.S. Supreme Court cases challenging Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.
A friend of the court brief filed by the Utah Pride Center and other organizations in the U.S. Supreme Court cases challenging Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Nos. 12-144 & 12-307
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 et al., Petitioners,
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 et al., Respondents
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On Writ of Certiorari to theUnited States Court of Appealsfor the Ninth Circuit
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 et al., Respondents
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On Writ of Certiorari to theUnited States Court of Appealsfor the Second Circuit
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 AMICI CURIAE
BRIEF OFUTAH PRIDE CENTER,CAMPAIGN FOR SOUTHERN EQUALITY,EQUALITY FEDERATION AND TWENTY-FIVESTATE-WIDE EQUALITY ORGANIZATIONS
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P.C.36 South State StreetSuite 1400Salt Lake City, UT 84111(801) 532-1500pburke@rqn.com
Counsel for Amici Curiae
 
(i)
QUESTION PRESENTED
Whether systems of 
de jure
denigration of gay Americans are permissible under the United StatesConstitution.
 
 (iii)TABLE OF CONTENTSPageQUESTION PRESENTED .................................. iTABLE OF AUTHORITIES ................................ vSTATEMENT OF INTEREST ............................ 1SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT .................... 2 ARGUMENT ........................................................ 4I. SYSTEMS OF
 DE JURE
DENIGRA-TION OPPRESS GAY AMERICANS INMANY STATES ........................................ 4 A. Educational Statutes Force PublicSchools to Demean and EndangerGay Children ....................................... 61. Public School Statutes and Cur-ricula Demean Gay Children ......... 62. Gay Teenagers Are Targeted byRegulations Banning Gay-Straight Alliances in Public High Schools .... 93. Educational Statutes that DemeanGay People Harm Students ............ 13B. Bans on Adoption Harm Same-SexCouples and Their Children ................ 14C. Marriage Bans and DOMA Deny GayCitizens Access to Marriage ................ 19

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