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Iowa Gay Marriage Court Document

Iowa Gay Marriage Court Document

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF IOWA
No. 07–1499Filed April 3, 2009
KATHERINE VARNUM, PATRICIA HYDE, DAWN BARBOUROSKE,JENNIFER BARBOUROSKE, JASON MORGAN, CHARLES SWAGGERTY,DAVID TWOMBLEY, LAWRENCE HOCH, WILLIAM M. MUSSER, OTTERDREAMING, INGRID OLSON,
and
REVA EVANS,
Appellees,vs.
TIMOTHY J. BRIEN,
In His Official Capacities as the Polk County Recorderand Polk County Registrar,Appellant.Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert B.Hanson, Judge.Defendant appeals from district court summary judgment rulingholding state statute limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a woman unconstitutional.
AFFIRMED.
 Roger J. Kuhle and Michael B. O’Meara, Assistant County Attorneys,for appellant.Dennis W. Johnson of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Des Moines, andCamilla B. Taylor and Kenneth D. Upton, Jr. of Lambda Legal Defense &Education Fund, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, for appellees.
 
2 John M. Murray of Murray & Murray, PLC, Storm Lake;Paul Benjamin Linton, Special Counsel, Thomas More Society, Northbrook,Illinois; Paul R. Devin, Supreme Advocate, Knights of Columbus, New Haven,Connecticut; and Thomas Brejcha, President and Chief Counsel, ThomasMore Society, Chicago, Illinois, for amicus curiae Knights of Columbus.Norman L. Springer, Jr. of McGinn McGinn Jennings & Springer,Council Bluffs, Mathew D. Staver, Stephen M. Crampton, Mary E. McAlister,and David M. Corry, Liberty Counsel, Lynchburg, Virginia, for amicus curiaeLiberty Counsel.Michael J. Manno, West Des Moines, for amici curiae Jews OfferingNew Alternatives to Homosexuality, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays,and Evergreen International. Jason M. Steffens of Simmons Perrine PLC, Cedar Rapids, andRoger T. Severino of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Washington,D.C., for amicus curiae The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.Andrew J. Boettger of Hastings & Gartin, LLP, Ames, and Steven W.Fitschen, Barry C. Hodge, and Nathan A. Driscoll of The National LegalFoundation, Virginia Beach, Virginia, for amicus curiae The National LegalFoundation.David James Hanson of Hofmeyer & Hanson PC, Fayette, and Joshua K. Baker of Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, Manassas,Virginia, for amici curiae James Q. Wilson, et al., Legal and Family Scholars.
 
3 Timm W. Reid of Galligan, Reid & Galligan, P.C. and Iowa Liberty and Justice Center, Des Moines, and Benjamin W. Bull, Brian W. Raum and James A. Campbell of Alliance Defense Fund, Scottsdale, Arizona, for amicuscuriae Iowa Legislators.Robert R. Anderson, Vinton, Stuart J. Roth of American Center for Law& Justice, Washington, D.C., Laura B. Hernandez of The American Centerfor Law & Justice, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Vincent P. McCarthy of American Center for Law & Justice NE, Litchfield, Connecticut, for amicuscuriae The American Center for Law & Justice.Daniel DenBeste of Elderkin & Pirnie, PLC, Cedar Rapids, andMonte Neil Stewart of Marriage Law Foundation, Orem, Utah, for amicicuriae United Families International, Family Watch International, andFamily Leader Foundation.Michael A. Giudicessi, Christian S. Walker, Karin A. Johnson, andNicole Nayima of Faegre & Benson LLP, Des Moines; Michael A. Ponto of Faegre & Benson LLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Evan Wolfson, ExecutiveDirector of Freedom to Marry, New York, New York, for amicus curiaeFreedom to Marry.Randall C. Wilson of Iowa Civil Liberties Union, Des Moines, and John A. Knight of American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Chicago,Illinois, for amici curiae The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, IowaProtection and Advocacy Services, Inc., National Council on IndependentLiving, and the National Senior Citizens Law Center.

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