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12-144-bsac-KluweAyanbadejo

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Brendon Ayanbadejo and Chris Kluwe amici curiae brief.
Brendon Ayanbadejo and Chris Kluwe amici curiae brief.

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No. 12-144
In the
Supreme Court of the United States
D
ENNIS
H
OLLINGSWORTH
,
ET AL
.,
 
 Petitioners
,
 
v.
RISTIN
M.
 
P
ERRY 
,
ET AL
.,
Respondents.
On Writ of Certiorari to the United StatesCourt of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitBRIEF OF AMICI CURIAECHRIS KLUWE AND BRENDON AYANBADEJOIN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
T
IMOTHY 
R.
 
H
OLBROOK 
  Associate Dean of Facultyand Professor of LawEmory University School of Law1301 Clifton Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30322(202) 507-4500J
OHN
 A.
 
D
RAGSETH
 
Counsel of Record
 
Fish & Richardson P.C.
 
60 S. 6th St. – Suite 3200
 
Minneapolis, MN 55402
 
(612) 335-5070
 dragseth@fr.com 
Counsel for Amici Curiae
 
ii
TABLE OF CONTENTSPage
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES ...................................... iii
 
INTEREST OF THE AMICI CURIAE ....................... 1
 
INTRODUCTION ........................................................ 2
 
 ARGUMENT ............................................................... 3
 
I.
 
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS PLAY A MAJOR ROLE SHAPING PUBLICOPINION AND URGING SOCIETALPROGRESS, LIKE IT OR NOT ............................. 3
 
II.
 
THE NINTH CIRCUIT’S DECISION ISFULLY CONSISTENT WITH VIEWS OFEQUALITY IN THE CONSTITUTION AND WITH PRECEDENT .................................. 10
 
CONCLUSION .......................................................... 15
 
 
iii
TABLE OF AUTHORITIESPage(s)CASES
City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Cent.
,473 U.S. 432 (1985) ............................................. 11
Cleveland Bd. of Educ. v. LaFleur
,414 U.S. 632 (1974) ............................................. 12
Griswold v. Connecticut
,381 U.S. 479 (1965) ............................................. 12
Lawrence v. Texas
,539 U.S. 558 (2003) ............................................. 14
Loving v. Virginia
,388 U.S. 1 (1967) ........................................... 12, 13
M.L.B. v. S.L.J.
,519 U.S. 102 (1996) ............................................. 12
Romer v. Evans
,517 U.S. 620 (1996) ............................................. 11
Zablocki v. Redhail
,434 U.S. 374 (1978) ............................................. 12
OTHER AUTHORITIES
Ted Berg,
U.S. Soccer Player Rogers Retires,Comes Out in Blog Post,
USA Today, Feb.15, 2013,http://usat.ly/UnNqK9...........................7Dan Black et al.,
 Demographics of the Gayand Lesbian Population in the UnitedStates: Evidence from AvailableSystematic Data Sources
, Demography150 (May 2000),
available at
http://bit.ly/12bgNny........................................... 12Mark Cuban,
The Mavs are a BusinessUnlike Any Other
, blog maverick
 
(Feb. 12,2013, 11:54 AM),http://bit.ly/YoseRc................... 4

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