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12-307 Brief for Gary J. Gates

12-307 Brief for Gary J. Gates

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12-307 Brief for Gary J. Gates
12-307 Brief for Gary J. Gates

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Published by: DowningPostNews on Mar 03, 2013
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No. 12-307
I
N
T
HE
 
Supreme Court of the United States
 ________________ U
NITED
S
TATES OF
 A 
MERICA 
,
 Petitioner,
 v.E
DITH
S
CHLAIN
W
INDSOR
 
 AND
 B
IPARTISAN
L
EGAL
 A 
DVISORY 
G
ROUP OF THE
U
NITED
S
TATES
H
OUSE OF
R
EPRESENTATIVES
,
Respondents.
  ________________ 
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO
 
THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS 
 
FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT 
 
 ________________ 
BRIEF OF GARY J. GATES AS
 AMICUS CURIAE 
ON THE MERITSIN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT WINDSOR
 ________________ 
S
 ARAH
E.
 
P
IEPMEIER
 
IRKLAND
&
 
E
LLIS
LLP555 California StreetSan Francisco, CA 94104(415) 439-1400sarah.piepmeier@kirkland.comM
 ARJORIE
P
RESS
L
INDBLOM
 
Counsel of Record
IRKLAND
&
 
E
LLIS
LLP601 Lexington AvenueNew York, NY 10022(212) 446-4868marjorie.lindblom@kirkland.com
Counsel for Amicus Curiae Gary J. Gates
 
 
 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTSPage
 BRIEF FOR
 AMICUS CURIAE 
................................. 1
 
STATEMENT OF INTEREST ................................... 1
 
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT .................................... 2
 
 ARGUMENT ............................................................... 5
 
 A.
 
Over 8 Million American AdultsIdentify as LGBT. .................................. 7
 
1.
 
LGBT Americans LiveThroughout the UnitedStates. ......................................... 8
 
2.
 
LGBT Americans AreDiverse in Terms of Sex, Age, Race, and Ethnicity. ........... 9
 
3.
 
LGBT Americans AreSocio-EconomicallyDiverse. ..................................... 11
 
4.
 
Thirty-Seven Percent of LGBT Adults in the UnitedStates Have Had a Child. ......... 14
 
B.
 
Nearly 1.3 Million Adults in theUnited States Are Members of Same-Sex Couples. .............................. 15
 
1.
 
Same-Sex Couples LiveThroughout the UnitedStates. ....................................... 16
 

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