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13-4178 Amicus Brief of the Becket Fund

13-4178 Amicus Brief of the Becket Fund

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[10148517] Amicus Brief of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in support of Defendants
[10148517] Amicus Brief of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in support of Defendants

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Case Nos. 13-4178, 14-5003, 14-5006IN THEUNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE TENTH CIRCUIT
DEREK KITCHEN, individually,
etal.
,Plaintiffs-Appellees,v.GARY R. HERBERT, in his officialcapacity as Governor of Utah,
et al.
,Defendants-Appellants.On appeal from the United StatesDistrict Court for theDistrict of Utah,Civil Case No. 2:13-CV-00217-RJSMARY BISHOP,
et al
.,Plaintiffs-Appellees,andSUSAN G. BARTON,
et al.
,Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross- Appellants,v.SALLY HOWE SMITH, in herofficial capacity as Court Clerk forTulsa County, State of Oklahoma,Defendant-Appellant/Cross- Appellee.On appeal from the United StatesDistrict Court for theNorthern District of Oklahoma,Civil Case No. 04-CV-848-TCK-TLW
 __________________________________________ Brief 
 Amicus Curiae
of The Becket Fund for Religious Libertyin Support of Defendants-AppellantsandReversal __________________________________________ 
Eric Rassbach Asma Uddin
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty3000 K St. NW, Suite 220 Washington, DC 20007 Tel:(202)955-0095 Fax:(202)955-0090 erassbach@becketfund.org  Attorneysfor
 Amicus Curiae
Appellate Case: 13-4178 Document: 01019200449 Date Filed: 02/10/2014 Page: 1
Docket Reference Number: [10148517]
 
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CORPORATEDISCLOSURESTATEMENT
Pursuant to Rule 26.1 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure,The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty states that it has no parentcorporation and that no publicly held corporation owns any partof it.
s/ Eric Rassbach
Eric Rassbach
The Becket Fund for ReligiousLiberty3000 K St. NW, Suite 220 Washington, DC 20007 Tel: (202) 955-0095 Fax: (202) 955-0090 erassbach@becketfund.org 
Appellate Case: 13-4178 Document: 01019200449 Date Filed: 02/10/2014 Page: 2
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CORPORATE DISCLOSURESTATEMENT............................................iTABLE OF AUTHORITIES.....................................................................ivINTERESTOFTHE
 AMICUS 
.................................................................1SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT...................................................................3 ARGUMENT.............................................................................................4I. Accordinglegal recognition to same-sex marriagewithoutrobust protections for religious liberty will triggerwide-rangingchurch-state conflict.......................................................4 A.Leading legal scholars on both sides of the marriagedebate recognize the conflict between same-sexmarriage and religious liberty and supportlegislative exemptions........................................................7B.Mandating same-sex marriage through judicialdecree will trigger a wave of private civil litigationunder anti-discrimination laws never intended forthat purpose......................................................................12C.Religious people and institutions that object tosame-sex marriage will be penalized by state andlocal governments.............................................................201.Exclusion from government facilities and fora.......212.Loss of licenses or accreditation..............................223.Disqualification from government grants andcontracts...................................................................244.Loss of state or local tax exemptions......................255.Loss of educational and employmentopportunities............................................................26
Appellate Case: 13-4178 Document: 01019200449 Date Filed: 02/10/2014 Page: 3

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