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Amicus Brief of Republicans

Amicus Brief of Republicans

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14-1341 #133 Amicus Brief of Republicans Daniel J. Acciavatti, et al., in support of Plaintiffs-Appellees
14-1341 #133 Amicus Brief of Republicans Daniel J. Acciavatti, et al., in support of Plaintiffs-Appellees

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Nos. 14-1341IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
APRIL DEBOER; JANE ROWSE, individuallyand as parent and next friend of N.D.-R, R.D.-R and J.D.-R, minors,Plaintiffs-Appellees,v.RICHARD SNYDER, in his official capacity asGovernor of the State of Michigan;BILL SCHUETTE, in his official capacity asMichigan Attorney General,Defendants-Appellants.
BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE REPUBLICANS IN SUPPORT OF APPELLEES ANDAFFIRMANCE
Sean R. Gallagher, sgallagher@polsinelli.comStacy A. Carpenter, scarpenter@polsinelli.comBennett L. Cohen, bcohen@polsinelli.comJon R. Dedon, jdedon@polsinelli.comPOLSINELLI PC1515 Wynkoop St., Ste. 600Denver, CO 80202303-572-9300
 Attorneys for Amici Curiae
Date: June 16, 2014
 Case: 14-1341 Document: 133 Filed: 06/16/2014 Page: 1
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTSI. THERE IS NO LEGITIMATE, FACT-BASED JUSTIFICATION FOR DIFFERENT LEGAL TREATMENT OF COMMITTED RELATIONSHIPSBETWEEN SAME-SEX COUPLES.
II. THIS COURT SHOULD PROTECT THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTOF CIVIL MARRIAGE BY ENSURING THAT IT IS AVAILABLE TOSAME-SEX COUPLES.
III. ACTING TO STRIKE DOWN THESE LAWS IS NOT “JUDICIALACTIVISM.”
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIESPage(s)Cases
 Bostic v. Rainey
,970 F. Supp. 2d 456 (E.D. Va. 2014)...........................................................10, 26
 Bourke v. Beshear 
, No. 3:13–CV–750–H, 2014 WL 556729 (W.D. Ky. Feb 12, 2014)..................10
 Bowen v. Gilliard 
,483 U.S. 587 (1987)..............................................................................................6
Carey v. Population Servs. Int’l 
,431 U.S. 678 (1977)............................................................................................22
Citizens United v. FEC 
,558 U.S. 310 (2010)............................................................................................27
City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Ctr., Inc.
,473 U.S. 432 (1985)....................................................................................4, 7, 27
Clark v. Jeter 
,486 U.S. 456 (1988)..............................................................................................4
Craig v. Boren
,429 U.S. 190 (1976)........................................................................................9, 11
 De Leon v. Perry
,975 F. Supp. 2d 632 (W.D. Tex. 2014).......................................................
 passimGeiger v. Kitzhaber 
, No. 6:13-CV-01834-MC, 2014 WL 2054264 (D. Ore. May 19,2014).........................................................................................................7, 10, 13
Gill v. Office of Personnel Management 
,699 F.Supp.2d 374 (D. Mass. 2010)...................................................................20
Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management 
,824 F.Supp.2d 968 (N.D. Cal. 2012)......................................................10, 13, 20
 Case: 14-1341 Document: 133 Filed: 06/16/2014 Page: 3

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