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Perry: Amicus Brief of National Organization for Women Foundation et al.

Perry: Amicus Brief of National Organization for Women Foundation et al.

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Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus brief of The National Organization for Women Foundation and The Feminist Majority Foundation in support of Plaintiffs.
Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus brief of The National Organization for Women Foundation and The Feminist Majority Foundation in support of Plaintiffs.

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No. 12-144I
N
 
THE
Supreme Court of the United States
O
N
W
RIT
 
OF
C
ERTIORARI
 
TO
 
THE
U
NITED
S
TATES
C
OURT
 
OF
A
PPEALS
 
FOR
 
THE
N
INTH
C
IRCUIT
BRIEF OF
 AMICI CURIAE
THE NATIONALORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN FOUNDATION ANDTHE FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATIONIN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
246088
DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH,
et al.
,
 Petitioners,v.
KRISTIN M. PERRY,
et al.
,
 Respondents.
R
EBECCA 
E
DELSON
Counsel of Record
S
TEPTOE
& J
OHNSON
LLP2121 Avenue of the StarsSuite 2800Los Angeles, CA 90067(310) 734-3200redelson@steptoe.comM
ICHAEL
R
IPS
S
TEPTOE
& J
OHNSON
LLP1114 Avenue of the AmericasNew York, NY 10036(212) 506-3900mrips@steptoe.com
Counsel for Amici Curiae the National Organization for Women Foundation and the Feminist Majority Foundation
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 Page
TABLE OF CONTENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iTABLE OF CITED AUTHORITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iiiINTEREST OF
 AMICI CURIAE
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1The National Organization for WomenFoundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1The Feminist Majority Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Their Interests In These Proceedings. . . . . . . . . . . . .2Proposition 8 Jeopardizes FundamentalConstitutional Rights For Women. . . . . . . . . . . . .2Proposition 8 Will Also Have A DisparateImpact On Women. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 ARGUMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8I. PROPOSITION 8 VIOLATES THEESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE OF THEUNITED STATES CONSTITUTION . . . . . . . .8 A. Proposition 8 Violates the Purpose Prongof the
 Lemon
Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9B. Proposition 8 Violates the EffectsProng of the
 Lemon
Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
 
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II. PROPOSITION 8 SIMILARLY  VIOLATES THE CALIFORNICONSTITUTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 CONCLUSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

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