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Amicus Brief of AFL-CIO et al

Amicus Brief of AFL-CIO et al

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Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus brief of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations and Change to Win in support of Plaintiffs
Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus brief of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations and Change to Win in support of Plaintiffs

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Published by: Equality Case Files on Mar 04, 2013
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Peake DeLancey Printers, LLC - (301) 341-4600 - Cheverly MD
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 theUnited States Courts of AppealsFor the Ninth CircuitBRIEF OF AMERICAN FEDERATION OFLABOR AND CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIALORANIZATIONS AND CHANGE TO WIN AS
 AMICI CURIAE
SUPPORTING RESPONDENTS AND SUGGESTING AFFIRMANCE
C
RAIG
B
ECKER
L
YNN
K. R
HINEHART
 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations816 16th Street, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20006Tel: (202) 637-5000
Counsel for Amicus Curiae American Federation of  Labor and Congress of  Industrial Organizations
N
ICOLE
G. B
ERNER
Counsel of Record
1800 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.Washington, D.C. 20036Tel: (202) 730-7383nicole.berner@seiu.orgP
 ATRICK 
J. S
ZYMANSKI
Change to Win1900 L Street, N.W.Suite 900Washington, D.C. 20036Tel: (202) 721-6035
Counsel for Amicus CuriaeChange to Win
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PageTABLE OF AUTHORITIES.................................. INTEREST OF
AMICI CURIAE 
......................... 1SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT............................... 2 ARGUMENT........................................................... 4I. Denial of the Right to Marry SignificantlyImpairs Gay and Lesbian Couples’ Accessto Employer-Provided Spousal HealthcareBenefits........................................................... 6 A. Proposition 8 Sanctions the Denialof Spousal Healthcare Coverage toGay and Lesbian Couples inLong-Term Committed Relationships 6B. The Combination of Proposition 8and DOMA Result in Unequal TaxTreatment of Healthcare Benefitsfor Gay and Lesbian Workers inLong-Term Committed Relationships 9C. Proposition 8 and DOMA Together Deny Gay and Lesbian Workersin Long-Term CommittedRelationships Federal Guarantees of Uninterrupted Healthcare Coverage 12D. Gay and Lesbian FederalEmployees in Long-Term CommittedRelationships are Denied HealthcareCoverage for Their Partners and theDependent Children of Their Partners 14

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