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Amicus Brief of American Anthropological Association et al

Amicus Brief of American Anthropological Association et al

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Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus brief of American Anthropological Association, et al., in support of Plaintiffs
Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus brief of American Anthropological Association, et al., in support of Plaintiffs

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No. 12-144
I
N THE
 
Supreme Court of the United States
D
ENNIS
H
OLLINGSWORTH
,
ET AL
.,
 
 Petitioners,
v.
RISTIN
M.
 
P
ERRY 
,
ET AL
.,
Respondents.
On Writ of Certiorarito the United States Court of Appealsfor the Ninth Circuit
B
RIEF OF
 A 
MICI
C
URIAE
 A 
MERICAN
  A 
NTHROPOLOGICAL
 A 
SSOCIATION
,
 
 A 
MERICAN
  A 
CADEMY OF
P
EDIATRICS
,
 
C
 ALIFORNIA 
,
AND
R
OBERT
 M.
 
G
 ALATZER
-L
EVY
,
 
M.D.,
IN
S
UPPORT OF
 R
ESPONDENTS AND
 A 
FFIRMANCE
,
 
 A 
DDRESSING
 C
 ALIFORNIA 
P
ROPOSITION
8’
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S
TIGMATIZING
 E
FFECTS
 
*Counsel of Record
S
ONYA 
D.
 
W
INNER
*
 
B
RUCE
R.
 
D
EMING
 D
 AVID
M.
 
J
OLLEY 
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OHN
D.
 
F
REED
C
OVINGTON
&
 
B
URLING
LLPO
NE
F
RONT
S
TREET
 S
 AN
F
RANCISCO
,
 
CA 
 
94111(415)
 
591-6000
SWINNER
@
COV
.
COM
 
 
 
- i -
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Page
 
Interest of the
 Amici Curiae
..................................... 1
 
SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT .......................... 3
 
 ARGUMENT ............................................................. 5
 
I.
 
The Stigma Created by California’sDifferential Treatment of Gay Men andWomen Has Severe Psychological andSocial Impacts. ................................................ 6
 
II.
 
Singling Out Gay Men and Women asIneligible for the Institution of MarriageInvites the Public to Discriminate Against Them................................................ 19
 
III.
 
Depriving Same-Sex Couples of the Ability to Marry Has Adverse Effects onTheir Children. ............................................. 25
 
CONCLUSION ........................................................ 31
 
 
 
- ii -
 
TABLE OF AUTHORITIESPage(s)
C
 ASES
 
 Brown v. Board of Education
,347 U.S. 483 (1954) ................................................ 5
Heckler v. Mathews
,465 U.S. 728, 739-40 (1984) ................................... 5
Lawrence v. Texas
539 U.S. 558, 575 (2003) ...................................... 21
Loving v. Virginia
,388 U.S. 1 (1967) .................................................... 6
North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group v.Superior Court
,137 Cal. App. 4th 781 (2006) ............................... 25
S
TATE
S
TATUTES
 
Cal. Civ. Code, § 51 ................................................... 24Cal. Code Civ. Proc., § 204 ........................................ 24Cal. Gov. Code, § 11135 ............................................. 24Cal. Ins. Code, § 10140 .............................................. 24Cal. Lab. Code, § 1735 ............................................... 24Cal. Pen. Code, § 422.55 ............................................ 24Cal. Pen. Code, § 422.6 .............................................. 24

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