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Perry: Amicus Brief of Gary Gates

Perry: Amicus Brief of Gary Gates

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Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus brief of Gary J. Gates in support of Plaintiffs
Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus brief of Gary J. Gates in support of Plaintiffs

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No. 12-144
I
N
T
HE
 
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 STATES COURT OF APPEALS 
 
FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT 
 
 ________________ 
BRIEF OF GARY J. GATES AS
 AMICUS CURIAE 
ON THE MERITSIN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
 ________________ 
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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