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13-4178 Amicus Brief of Helen Alvaré

13-4178 Amicus Brief of Helen Alvaré

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[10148206] Amicus Brief of Helen M. Alvaré in support of Defendants. Filed in both Kitchen (Utah) and Bishop (Oklahoma).
[10148206] Amicus Brief of Helen M. Alvaré in support of Defendants. Filed in both Kitchen (Utah) and Bishop (Oklahoma).

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Case Nos. 13-4178, 14-5003, 14-5006 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE TENTH CIRCUIT
DEREK KITCHEN, individually, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. GARY R. HERBERT, in his official capacity as Governor of Utah, et al., Defendants-Appellants.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Utah, Civil Case No. 2:13-CV-00217-RJS
MARY BISHOP, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, and SUSAN G. BARTON, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants, v. SALLY HOWE SMITH, in her official capacity as Court Clerk for Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma, Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, Civil Case No. 04-CV-848-TCK-TLW
__________________________________________
 
B
RIEF OF
A
MICUS
C
URIAE
H
ELEN
M.
 
A
LVAR
É
 IN
S
UPPORT OF
D
EFENDANTS
-A
PPELLANTS AND
R
EVERSAL
 __________________________________________
 
Richard D. White, Jr. Barber & Bartz P.C. 525 S. Main St., Ste. 800 Tulsa, OK 74103-4511 (918) 599-7755 Fax: (918) 599-7756 rwhite@barberbartz.com
 Attorney for Amicus Curiae Helen M. Alvaré 
 
Appellate Case: 13-4178 Document: 01019199952 Date Filed: 02/10/2014 Page: 1
Appellate Case: 13-4178 Document: 01019199976 Date Filed: 02/10/2014 Page: 1
Docket Reference Number: [10148229]
 
 
CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Per Fed. R. App. P. 26.1, any nongovernmental corporate party to a  proceeding in a court of appeals must file a statement that identifies any parent corporation that owns 10% or more of its stock or states that there is no such corporation.
Appellate Case: 13-4178 Document: 01019199952 Date Filed: 02/10/2014 Page: 2
Appellate Case: 13-4178 Document: 01019199976 Date Filed: 02/10/2014 Page: 2
 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT ......................................................... 2
 
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES .................................................................................... ii
 
INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE .......................................................................... 1
 
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT ................................................................................. 1
 
ARGUMENT ............................................................................................................. 4
 
I.
 
The Supreme Court has regularly recognized with approval the importance of states’ interests in the procreative aspects of opposite-sex marriage. .................................................................................................... 4
 
A.
 
States have a substantial interest in the birth of children. ..................... 5
 
B.
 
States have substantial interest in the way marriage socializes children. ................................................................................................. 7
 
C.
 
The view of marriage advocated by Plaintiffs focuses on adult interests. ............................................................................................... 11
 
II.
 
Redefining marriage in a way that de-links sex, marriage and children threatens to harm the most vulnerable Americans and exacerbate the “marriage gap” responsible for increasing levels of social inequality in America. ......................................................................................................... 17
 
CONCLUSION ........................................................................................................ 29
 
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE WITH RULE 32(A) ..................................... 30
 
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE ................................................................................ 31
 
CERTIFICATE OF DIGITAL SUBMISSION ....................................................... 33
 
Appellate Case: 13-4178 Document: 01019199952 Date Filed: 02/10/2014 Page: 3
Appellate Case: 13-4178 Document: 01019199976 Date Filed: 02/10/2014 Page: 3

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