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12-307 Brief for Survivors of Sexual Orientation Changes Therapies

12-307 Brief for Survivors of Sexual Orientation Changes Therapies

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12-307 Brief for Survivors of Sexual Orientation Changes Therapies
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No. 12-307
IN THE
 Supreme Court of the United States
U
NITED
S
TATES OF
 A 
MERICA 
,
 Petitioner,
—v.—E
DITH
S
CHLAIN
W
INDSOR
andB
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 STATESCOURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT
BRIEF OF
 AMICUS CURIAE
SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION CHANGETHERAPIES IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERUNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND RESPONDENTEDITH SCHLAIN WINDSOR, URGING AFFIRMANCE
d
S
 ANFORD
 J
 AY 
R
OSEN
Counsel of Record
R
OSEN
B
IEN
G
 ALVAN
& G
RUNFELD
LLP315 Montgomery Street, Tenth Floor San Francisco, California 94104(415) 433-6830SRosen@rbgg.com
 Attorneys for Amicus Curiae Survivors of Sexual OrientationChange Therapies
 
34325ROSEN:Windsor
USSC TCA (revised 12/1/08)
AL5:302-25-2013; crx 2/27 9:20
TABLEOFAUTHORITIES
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
iiINTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE
. . . . . . . . . . . . .
1SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2 ARGUMENT
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3I.SEXUAL ORIENTATION IS A SUSPECTCLASSIFICATION UNDER THE EQUALPROTECTION CLAUSE BECAUSE GAY MEN AND LESBIANS HAVE BEENSUBJECTED TO A HISTORY OFDISCRIMINATION BASED ON ANIMMUTABLE CHARACTERISTIC THATBEARS NO RELATIONSHIP TO THEIR ABILITY TO CONTRIBUTE TOSOCIETY 
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 A.Ryan Kendall
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6B.Peter Drake
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9C.John Metzidis
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10D.Emily Kane
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13E.James Guay
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14F.Maris Ehlers
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16CONCLUSION
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
20
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
 
ii
 Bowen v. Gilliard
,483 U.S. 587 (1987)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
 Brown v. Bd. of Educ.
,347 U.S. 483 (1954)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
Lawrence v. Texas
,539 U.S. 538 (2003)......................4
 Perry v. Schwarzenegger
,704 F. Supp. 2d 921 (N.D. Cal. 2010)...6
Windsor v. United States
,699 F.3d 169 (2d Cir. 2012)
. . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
Statutes
1 U.S.C. §7
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
Other Authorities:
 A 
M
. P
SYCHIATRIC
 A 
SS
N
, Position Statement,
Therapies Focused on Attempts toChange Sexual Orientation (Reparativeor Conversion Therapies)
(May 2000)...5 A 
M
. P
SYCHOLOGICAL
 A 
SS
N
, R
EPORT OFTHE
T
 AS
F
ORCE ON
 A 
PPROPRIATE
T
HERAPEUTIC
R
ESPONSES TO
S
EXUAL
O
RIENTATION
(2009)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4, 5Gabriel Arana,
My So-Called Ex-Gay Life
,T
HE
 A 
MERICAN
P
ROSPECT
, Apr. 11, 2012
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES
PAGE
Cases
34325ROSEN:Windsor
USSC TCA (revised 12/1/08)
AL5:302-25-2013; crx 2/27 9:20

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