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14-1167 #91 - Amicus Brief Liberty Counsel & ACP

14-1167 #91 - Amicus Brief Liberty Counsel & ACP

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Doc 91 - Amicus Brief of Liberty Counsel and American College of Pediatricians in support of Defendants
Doc 91 - Amicus Brief of Liberty Counsel and American College of Pediatricians in support of Defendants

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Case Nos. 14-1167(L), 14-1169, 14-1173
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT TIMOTHY B. BOSTIC,
et al.,
 
Plaintiffs-Appellees, and
CHRISTY BERGHOFF, JOANNE HARRIS, JESSICA DUFF, AND VICTORIA KIDD,
on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated,
 
Intervenors, v.
GEORGE E. SCHAEFER, III,
in his official capacity as the Clerk of Court for Norfolk Circuit Court, Defendant-Appellant, and
JANET M. RAINEY,
in her official capacity as State Registrar of Vital Records, Defendant-Appellant, and
MICHÈLE B. MCQUIGG,
in her official capacity as Prince William County Clerk of Circuit Court, Intervenor/Defendant-Appellant. On appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, Case No. 2:13-cv-00395-AWA-LRL The Honorable Arenda L. Wright Allen
AMICUS BRIEF OF LIBERTY COUNSEL AND THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PEDIATRICIANS SUPPORTING DEFENDANT-APPELLANT
 MATHEW D. STAVER ANITA L. STAVER Liberty Counsel P.O. Box 540774 Orlando, FL 32854 (800) 671-1776 Telephone (407) 875-0770 Facsimile email court@lc.org
 Attorneys for Amici Curiae Liberty Counsel and the  American College of Pediatricians
 
Appeal: 14-1167 Doc: 91-1 Filed: 04/04/2014 Pg: 1 of 51
Total Pages:(1 of 53)
 
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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Amici Liberty Counsel and the American College of Pediatricians state, pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 26.1, that there is no parent corporation or  publicly held corporation that owns 10 percent or more of their stock.
 
Mathew D. Staver /s/ Mathew D. Staver
 Attorney for Amicus Curiae Liberty Counsel and the American College of Pediatricians
Appeal: 14-1167 Doc: 91-1 Filed: 04/04/2014 Pg: 2 of 51
Total Pages:(2 of 53)
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Authorities.......................................................................................iv Interest of the Amicus Curiae..........................................................................1 Statement of Compliance with Rule 29(c)(5) .................................................2 Summary of Argument....................................................................................3 Argument.........................................................................................................3 I. DEFINING MARRIAGE AS THE UNION OF ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN DOES NOT SINGLE OUT HOMOSEXUALS FOR DISFAVORED TREATMENT....................4 II. DEFINING MARRIAGE AS THE UNION OF ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN DOES NOT DEPRIVE HOMOSEXUALS OF A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT..........................5 III. DEFINING MARRIAGE AS THE UNION OF ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN DOES NOT VIOLATE EQUAL PROTECTION, AS HOMOSEXUALS SEEKING MARRIAGE LICENSES DO NOT CONSTITUTE A PROTECTED CLASS..........................................................................7 A. Those with Same-Sex Sexual Preferences Who Seek Same- Sex Marriages, have not been Subjected to the Type of Discrimination that Warrants Heightened Protection....................................................................................9
1. Homosexual behavior involves inherent risks that make defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman imperative in order to foster and preserve responsible individuals
...............10
 2. Defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman promotes the optimal environment  for rearing children
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Appeal: 14-1167 Doc: 91-1 Filed: 04/04/2014 Pg: 3 of 51
Total Pages:(3 of 53)

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