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Amicus Brief of Survivors of Sexual Orientation Change Therapies

Amicus Brief of Survivors of Sexual Orientation Change Therapies

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Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus brief of Survivors of Sexual Orientation Change Therapies in support of Plaintiffs
Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus brief of Survivors of Sexual Orientation Change Therapies in support of Plaintiffs

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No. 12-144
IN THE
 Supreme Court of the United States
D
ENNIS
H
OLLINGSWORTH
, G
 AIL
 J.
NIGHT
, M
 ARTIN
F. G
UTIERREZ
,M
 ARK 
 A. J
 ANSSON
, P
ROTECTMARRIAGE
.
COM
ES ON
8, A P
ROJECT OF
C
 ALIFORNI
R
ENEWAL
,
 Petitioners,
—v.—
RISTIN
M. P
ERRY 
, S
 ANDRA 
B. S
TIER
, P
 AUL
T.
 ATAMI
, J
EFFREY 
 J. Z
 ARRILLO
, C
ITY AND
C
OUNTY OF
S
 AN
F
RANCISCO
,
 Respondents.
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATESCOURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
BRIEF OF
 AMICUS CURIAE
SURVIVORS OF SEXUALORIENTATION CHANGE THERAPIES IN SUPPORT OFRESPONDENTS KRISTIN M. PERRY, ET AL., AND CITY ANDCOUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, 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
 
34324Rosen:Perry
USSC TCA (revised 12/1/08)
LJB4:402-25-13; crs LJB 2/26
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES..................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)......................4
Lawrence v. Texas
,539 U.S. 538 (2003)......................4
 Perry v. Brown
,671 F.3d 1052 (9th Cir. 2012)...........3
 Perry v. Schwarzenegger
,704 F. Supp. 2d 921 (N.D. Cal. 2010)...6
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
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8Jim Burroway,
What Are Little Boys MadeOf?: An Investigation of an Experimental Program to Train Boys to be Boys
,B
OX
T
URTLE
B
ULLETIN
,June 7, 2011
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
18, 19
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES
PAGE
Cases:
34324Rosen:Perry
USSC TCA (revised 12/1/08)
LJB4:402-25-13; crs LJB 2/26

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