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Gary Gates Amicus Brief

Gary Gates Amicus Brief

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14-3057 #71 - Amicus Brief of Gary J. Gates in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellees
14-3057 #71 - Amicus Brief of Gary J. Gates in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellees

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Case:
14-3057
Document:
71
Filed:
05/01/2014
Page:
1
No.
14-3057
QEniteti
ibtates;
Court
of
ppeals
for
tlje
Crcuit
JAMES
OBERGEFELL;
JOHN
ARTHUR; DAVID
BRIAN
MICHENER; ROBERT
GRUNN,
Plaintiffs-Appellees,
v. LANCE
D.
HIMES,
in his
official
capacity
as
the
Interim
Director
of
the
Ohio
Department
of
Health,
Defendant-Appellant,
and
CAMILLE
JONES,
Defendant.
On Appeal from
the
United
States
District Court
for
the Southern
District
of
Ohio
Case
No.
1:13-CV-00501
BRIEF
OF
AMICUS CURIAE
GARY
J.
GATES
IN
SUPPORT
OF PLAINTIFFS-APPELLEES AND
AFFIRMANCE
Brad
W.
Selling
Benjamin
G.
Shatz Manatt,
Phelps
&
Phillips,
LLP 11355
W.
Olympic
Boulevard
Los
Angeles,
CA
90064
(310) 312-4000
BShatz@manatt.com
Counsel
for
Gary
J.
Gates
 
Case:
14-3057
Document:
71
Filed:
05/01/2014
Page:
2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.
Introduction
3
II.
Argument
7
A.
Same-Sex
Couples:
Nearly
1.3
Million
Adults
in
the
U.S.
and
39,400
Adults
in
Ohio
Are Members
of
Same-
Sex Couples
7
1.
Same-Sex
Couples Live
Throughout
the
U.S.
and
Throughout
Ohio
8
2.
Same-Sex
Couples
Are Diverse
in
Terms
of
Sex,
Age,
Race,
and Ethnicity
8
B.
Same-Sex
Couples
With
Children:
Approximately One
in
Five Same-Sex Couples
in
the
U.S.
and in
Ohio
Are
Raising Children
12
1.
Same-Sex
Couples
with
Children
Live
Throughout
the
U.S.
and
Ohio
14
2.
Members
of
Same-Sex Couples
with
Children
Are
Diverse
in
Terms
of
Race,
Ethnicity, and
Income
14
3.
Same-Sex
Couples Are
More
Likely
Than
Different-Sex Couples
to
Be
Raising
Adopted
Children and Foster Children
16
C.
Same-Sex
Couples
in Marriages,
Civil
Unions, or
Registered
Domestic
Partnerships:
As
of
2010,
Approximately
114,300
Same-Sex
Couples
in
the
U.S. Were
Legally
Married,
and
Over
108,000 Were
in
Civil
Unions or
Registered
Domestic
Partnerships
18
1. When
Permitted
By
Law, Same-Sex Couples Are
More Likely
to Marry
Than
to
Enter
into a
Civil
Union
or
a
Domestic
Partnership
19
i
 
Case:
14-3057
Document;
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Filed:
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Page:
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
continued)
2.
Dissolution
Rates
Are
Slightly
Lower for
Same-
Sex Couples
Than
for
Different-Sex Couples
23
D. LGBT
Adults:
Over
8
Million
American
Adults
and
317,000
Adults
in
Ohio
Identify
as
LGBT
23
III.
Conclusion
26
ii

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