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Windsor: Amicus Brief of Korb et al

Windsor: Amicus Brief of Korb et al

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United States v. Windsor: Amicus brief of Hon. Lawrence J. Korb, et al., in support of Plaintiff
United States v. Windsor: Amicus brief of Hon. Lawrence J. Korb, et al., in support of Plaintiff

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No. 12-307
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Supreme Court of the United States
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TATES OF
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MERICA 
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Respondent.
 ___________ 
On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Courtof Appeals for the Second Circuit
 ___________ BRIEF OF HON. LAWRENCE J. KORB,RADM THOMAS F. ATKIN, BG ROOSEVELTBARFIELD, DR. COIT D. BLACKER, GEN WESLEYK. CLARK, RICHARD CLARKE, HON. WILLIAMCOHEN, CDR BETH COYE, HON. RUSSELL D.FEINGOLD, BG EVELYN FOOTE, LTG ROBERT G.GARD, JR., ET AL. AS
 AMICI CURIAE 
IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT WINDSORON THE MERITS QUESTION
 
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USTIN LLP
 1501 K Street, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20005(202) 736-8000cphillips@sidley.com
Counsel for Amici Curiae
March 1, 2013 * Counsel of Record[Additional
 Amici Curiae
On Inside Cover]
 
 
 Additional
 Amici Curiae
Represented by AboveCounsel:Rear Admiral John HutsonBrigadier General David R. IrvineLieutenant General Arlen D. JamesonBrigadier General John H. JohnsLieutenant General Claudia KennedyBrigadier General Keith H. KerrMajor General Dennis LaichHonorable Patrick J. MurphyLieutenant General Charles OtstottHonorable William J. PerryHonorable Joe R. ReederHonorable Charles S. Robb Vice Admiral Joseph Sestak Vice Admiral John J. Shanahan, Jr.Dr. Anne-Marie SlaughterRear Admiral Alan M. SteinmanLieutenant General James M. ThompsonColonel Lawrence WilkersonHonorable Douglas B. WilsonIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of AmericaService Women’s Action Network
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTSPageTABLE OF AUTHORITIES ................................. iiINTEREST OF
 AMICI CURIAE 
.......................... 1SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT .............................. 2 ARGUMENT ......................................................... 5I.
 
SUPPORT FOR ALL MILITARY FAM-ILIES IS INTEGRAL TO NATIONALSECURITY .................................................... 5II.
 
BY REQUIRING THE MILITARY TODISCRIMINATE AGAINST CERTAINSERVICEMEMBERS, DOMA UNDER-MINES NATIONAL SECURITY AND ISCONTRARY TO THE MILITARY’S CORE VALUES ........................................................ 10 A. DOMA Harms The Post-DADT MilitaryBy Prohibiting Certain Servicemembers And Their Families From SecuringBenefits That The Military Has LongRecognized Are Essential To EffectiveService ....................................................... 12B. DOMA Undermines The Military’s Re-cruiting And Retention Initiatives ........... 22C. DOMA Is An Affront To Core Military Values And Requires The Military ToBreak Promises To Its Personnel ............. 29CONCLUSION ..................................................... 34 APPENDIX: List of 
 Amici Curiae
 

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