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Amicus brief by Concerned Women of America in support of Proponents (Appellants). Submitted 9/24/2010
Amicus brief by Concerned Women of America in support of Proponents (Appellants). Submitted 9/24/2010

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No. 10-16696IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUITKRISTIN PERRY
,
et al
.,
Plaintiffs-Appellees
,v.
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
,
et al
.,
 Defendants
,and
DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH
,
et al
.,
 Defendant-Intervenors-Appellants.
On Appeal from the United States District CourtFor the Northern District of CaliforniaBRIEF
 AMICUS CURIAE
OFCONCERNED WOMEN OF AMERICA,
in support of Defendant-Intervenors-AppellantsUrging ReversalHolly L. CarmichaelCounsel of Record for
 Amicus Curiae
 5096 Selinda WayLos Gatos, California 95032Phone: (408) 838-1212Email: holly.l.carmichael@gmail.com
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FRAP RULE 26.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
 Amicus Curiae
, Concerned Women of America has not issued shares to thepublic, and it has no parent company, subsidiary, or affiliate that has issued sharesto the public. Thus, no publicly-held company can own more than 10% of stock.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTEREST OF
 AMICUS CURIAE 
............................................................................ 1
 
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT ................................................................................. 1
 
ARGUMENT ............................................................................................................. 2
 
I.
 
PRO-GAY LEGISLATIVE SUCCESSES IN CALIFORNIA ANDACROSS THE COUNTRY ILLUSTRATE THE BROAD SCOPE OFGAY AND LESBIAN POLITICAL POWER .................................................... 3 
 A.
 
Gay and Lesbian political power in California has reached unprecedented heights in just the last twenty years
..................................... 3 
 B.
 
The National Political Power of Gays and Lesbians
................................... 5
 
II.
 
GAYS AND LESBIANS HAVE POWERFUL POLITICAL ALLIES,BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY ....................................................... 11 
 A.
 
 LGBT Allies in California
.......................................................................... 11 
 B.
 
 LGBT Allies Across the Nation
.................................................................. 14
 
III.
 
THE LGBT COMMUNITY IS WELL-FINANCED BY A BROADRANGE OF CONTRIBUTORS AND RESOURCES. .................................... 15 
 A.
 
Gay and lesbian political interests have demonstrated deep pockets
. ...... 15 
 B.
 
 Influential labor unions support homosexual causes
. ................................ 18 
C.
 
Corporate America backs LGBT issues
..................................................... 20
 
IV.
 
OVERWHELMING MEDIA SUPPORT FOR GAY AND LESBIANSIS LIKELY TO ENHANCE FUTURE POLITICAL POWER FOR THELGBT COMMUNITY. ..................................................................................... 24
 
V.
 
MANY RELIGIOUS GROUPS SUPPORT GAY AND LESBIANCAUSES. ........................................................................................................... 26
 
VI.
 
PUBLIC OPINION IS TRENDING IN FAVOR OF PLAINTIFFS-APPELLEES’ INTERESTS. ............................................................................ 29
 
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