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Trial Brief of Prop 8 Proponents, Filed 12-07-09

Trial Brief of Prop 8 Proponents, Filed 12-07-09

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Trial brief of Prop. 8 proponents, filed 12-07-09 in In Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al., No. 3:09-cv-02292 (N.D.Cal., May 22, 2009) posted by Michael Ginsborg, MLS, for http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
Trial brief of Prop. 8 proponents, filed 12-07-09 in In Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al., No. 3:09-cv-02292 (N.D.Cal., May 22, 2009) posted by Michael Ginsborg, MLS, for http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/

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DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS’ TRIAL MEMORANDUMCASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW
COOPER AND KIRK, PLLCCharles J. Cooper (DC Bar No. 248070)*
ccooper@cooperkirk.com
David H. Thompson (DC Bar No. 450503)*
dthompson@cooperkirk.com
Howard C. Nielson, Jr. (DC Bar No. 473018)*
hnielson@cooperkirk.com
Nicole J. Moss (DC Bar No. 472424)*
nmoss@cooperkirk.com
 Peter A. Patterson (OH Bar No. 0080840)*
 ppatterson@cooperkirk.com
 1523 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036Telephone: (202) 220-9600, Facsimile: (202) 220-9601LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW P. PUGNOAndrew P. Pugno (CA Bar No. 206587)
andrew@pugnolaw.com
101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100, Folsom, California 95630Telephone: (916) 608-3065, Facsimile: (916) 608-3066ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUNDBrian W. Raum
 
(NY Bar No.
 
2856102)*
braum@telladf.org
James A. Campbell (OH Bar No. 0081501)*
 jcampbell@telladf.org
15100 North 90th Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260Telephone: (480) 444-0020, Facsimile: (480) 444-0028A
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTNORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
KRISTIN M. PERRY, SANDRA B. STIER, PAULT. KATAMI, and JEFFREY J. ZARRILLO,Plaintiffs,CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO,Plaintiff-Intervenor,v.ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, in his officialcapacity as Governor of California; EDMUND G.BROWN, JR., in his official capacity as AttorneyGeneral of California; MARK B. HORTON, in hisCASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW
DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS’TRIAL MEMORANDUM
 
Pretrial Conference
Date: December 16, 2009Time: 10:00 a.m.Judge: Chief Judge Vaughn R. WalkerLocation: Courtroom 6, 17th FloorTrial Date: January 11, 2010
Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document295 Filed12/07/09 Page1 of 20
 
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DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS’ TRIAL MEMORANDUMCASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW
official capacity as Director of the CaliforniaDepartment of Public Health and State Registrar of Vital Statistics; LINETTE SCOTT, in her officialcapacity as Deputy Director of Health Information& Strategic Planning for the California Departmentof Public Health; PATRICK O’CONNELL, in hisofficial capacity as Clerk-Recorder for the Countyof Alameda; and DEAN C. LOGAN, in his officialcapacity as Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk forthe County of Los Angeles,Defendants,andPROPOSITION 8 OFFICIAL PROPONENTSDENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, GAIL J.KNIGHT, MARTIN F. GUTIERREZ, HAK-SHING WILLIAM TAM, and MARK A.JANSSON; and PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM –YES ON 8, A PROJECT OF CALIFORNIARENEWAL,Defendant-Intervenors. Additional Counsel for Defendant-IntervenorsALLIANCE DEFENSE FUNDTimothy Chandler (CA Bar No. 234325)
tchandler@telladf.org
101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100, Folsom, California 95630Telephone: (916) 932-2850, Facsimile: (916) 932-2851Jordan W. Lorence (DC Bar No. 385022)*
 jlorence@telladf.org
Austin R. Nimocks (TX Bar No. 24002695)*
animocks@telladf.org
801 G Street NW, Suite 509, Washington, D.C. 20001Telephone: (202) 393-8690, Facsimile: (202) 347-3622*
 
Admitted
 pro hac vice
 
Case3:09-cv-02292-VRW Document295 Filed12/07/09 Page2 of 20
 
 
DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS’ TRIAL MEMORANDUMCASE NO. 09-CV-2292 VRW
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INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................... 1ARGUMENT ....................................................................................................................................... 2I. The Supreme Court’s Decision in
 Baker 
Requires Rejection of Plaintiffs’ Claims. ............... 2II. Proposition 8 Is Not Subject to Heightened Scrutiny under the Due Process Clause ............. 2III. Proposition 8 Is Not Subject To Heightened Scrutiny Under The Equal Protection Clause. .. 4IV. Proposition 8 Satisfies Rational Basis Review. ...................................................................... 6V. Proposition 8 Satisfies Heightened Scrutiny ......................................................................... 12VI. Proposition 8 Is Not Tainted By Animus Or Any Improper Motivation. .............................. 12A. This Court Should Evaluate the Constitutionality of Proposition 8 Solely byConsidering Its Language and Legal Operation. ....................................................... 12B
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The Language and Operation of Proposition 8 Refute Plaintiffs’ Claim of Animus. 13C. An Examination of the “Actual Purposes” of Proposition 8 Would Refute Plaintiffs’Claims of Animus. ..................................................................................................... 13CONCLUSION.................................................................................................................................. 15
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