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Kelly Glossip - Additional Brief

Kelly Glossip - Additional Brief

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Published by Sam Levin
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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF MISSOURI________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________No. SC 92583________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________KELLY D. GLOSSIPPlaintiff-Appellantv.MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ANDHIGHWAY PATROL EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM,Defendant-Respondent._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________On Appeal from Circuit Court for Cole County, MissouriCase No. 10-CC00434The Honorable Daniel R. Green_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ADDITIONAL BRIEF OF APPELLANTPURSUANT TO COURT ORDER OF JUNE 27, 2013________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
Maurice B. Graham #18029Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.701 Market Street, Suite 800St. Louis, Missouri 63101(312) 241-5620Fax: (314) 241-4140Steven Douglas Bonney, #36164ACLU Foundation of Kansas& Western Missouri3601 Main StreetKansas City, Missouri 64111(816) 756-3113Fax: (816) 756-0136Anthony E. Rothert, #44827Grant R. Doty, #60788American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri454 Whittier StreetSt. Louis, Missouri 63108(314) 652-3114Fax: (314) 652-3112John Knight,
 pro hac vice
LGBT & AIDS ProjectACLU Foundation180 N. Michigan, Suite 2300Chicago, Illinois 60601Joshua Block,
 pro hac vice
LGBT & AIDS ProjectACLU Foundation125 Broad Street, 18
th
FloorNew York, New York 10004Roger K. Heidenreich #40898SNR Denton US LLPOne Metropolitan Square, #3000St. Louis, MO 63102(314) 259-5806Fax: (314) 259-5959
 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES ........................................................................................ viJURISDICTIONAL STATEMENT ................................................................................. 1STATEMENT OF FACTS .............................................................................................. 2POINTS RELIED ON ..................................................................................................... 3ARGUMENT .................................................................................................................. 9STANDARD OF REVIEW ............................................................................................. 9I.
 
The trial court erred in granting defendant’s motion to dismiss and denying plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment because Mo. Rev.Stat. § 104.012 and Mo. Rev. Stat. § 104.140 exclude Mr. Glossipfrom survivor benefits coverage because of the sexual orientation of Mr. Glossip and Cpl. Engelhard in violation of the MissouriConstitution’s equal protection guarantee, in that (a) thediscriminatory denial of survivor benefits to Mr. Glossip is neither  justified nor required by the Marriage Amendment’s ban againstmarriage for same-sex couples, but must independently surviveconstitutional review; (b) same-sex couples are not similarly situated to unmarried different-sex couples because they are barred fromqualifying for the benefits through marriage; and (c) Mo. Rev. Stat.§ 104.012 and Mo. Rev. Stat. § 104.140 facially and intentionally

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