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Same-sex Appellants' Brief Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

Same-sex Appellants' Brief Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

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In his brief submitted to the federal appeals court, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reasons that the law was intended to protect children by promoting traditional marriage between men and women, who procreate.
In his brief submitted to the federal appeals court, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reasons that the law was intended to protect children by promoting traditional marriage between men and women, who procreate.

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Published by: Texas Public Radio on Jul 30, 2014
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 No. 14-50196
 In the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
 _____________
 
Cleopatra DeLeon; Nicole Dimetman; Victor Holmes; Mark Phariss,
 Plaintiffs-Appellee
, v.
Rick Perry, In His Official Capacity as Goernor of the !tate of "e#as; Gre$ %&&ott, In His Official Capacity as "e#as %ttorney General; Dai' Lakey, In His Official Capacity %s Commissioner Of "he Department Of !tate Health !erices,
 Defendants-Appellants 
.  _____________ On Appeal from the United States istri!t "o#rt for the $estern istri!t of %e&as, San Antonio ivision "ase No. 5'1(-!v-9)*  _____________
APPELLANTS’ BRIEF
  _____________
Gre$ %&&ott
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Daniel "( Ho'$e
irst Assistant Attorne+ eneral
Office of the %ttorney General
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Assistant Soli!itors eneral
Counsel for Defendants-Appellants
Case: 14-50196 Document: 00512714288 Page: 1 Date Filed: 07/28/2014
 
 
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Certificate of Interested Persons
 
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Counsel for Defendants-Appellants 
 
Case: 14-50196 Document: 00512714288 Page: 2 Date Filed: 07/28/2014
 
 
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Statement Regarding Oral Argument
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Case: 14-50196 Document: 00512714288 Page: 3 Date Filed: 07/28/2014

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