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Answer brief by Plaintiffs-Appellees w/2 attachments, including motion to file oversized brief. Filed 10/18/2010
Answer brief by Plaintiffs-Appellees w/2 attachments, including motion to file oversized brief. Filed 10/18/2010

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 No. 10-16696
 
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
 _________________________ KRISTIN M. PERRY, et al.,
 Plaintiffs-Appellees
,v.ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, et al.,
 Defendants
,andPROPOSITION 8 OFFICIAL PROPONENTSDENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, et al.,
 Defendants-Intervenors-Appellants
.
 
 _________________________ On Appeal From The United States District CourtFor The Northern District Of California No. CV-09-02292 VRWThe Honorable Vaughn R. Walker  ____________________________________________________ 
BRIEF FOR APPELLEES
 ____________________________________________________ T
HEODORE
J.
 
B
OUTROUS
,
 
J
.C
HRISTOPHER 
D.
 
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HEANE
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VANGELIS
APUR 
 S
ARAH
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P
IEPMEIER 
 E
 NRIQUE
A.
 
M
ONAGAS
 GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP333 South Grand AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90071(213) 229-7804T
HEODORE
B.
 
O
LSON
 
Counsel of Record 
M
ATTHEW
D.
 
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C
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C.
 
T
AYRANI
 GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20036(202) 955-8500
 Attorneys for Plaintiffs-Appellees Kristin M 
.
Perry
,
Sandra B
.
Stier 
,
  Paul T 
.
Katami
,
and Jeffrey J 
.
Zarrillo[Additional Counsel Listed on Inside Cover]
Case: 10-16696 10/18/2010 Page: 1 of 125 ID: 7513128 DktEntry: 145-1
 
 D
AVID
B
OIES
 J
EREMY
M.
 
G
OLDMAN
 T
HEODORE
H.
 
U
 NO
 BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP333 Main StreetArmonk, New York 10504(914) 749-8200
 Attorneys for Plaintiffs-Appellees Kristin M. Perry, Sandra B. Stier, Paul T. Katami, and Jeffrey J. Zarrillo
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TABLE OF CONTENTSPage
INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................1
 
STATEMENT OF JURISDICTION..........................................................................6STATEMENT OF FACTS........................................................................................7
 
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT...............................................................................20
 
STANDARD OF REVIEW.....................................................................................25
 
ARGUMENT...........................................................................................................29
 
I.
 
PROPONENTS LACK STANDING TO APPEAL...........................29
 
II.
 
THE DISTRICT COURT’S RULING IS NOT FORECLOSEDBY PRECEDENT...............................................................................34
 
III.
 
PROPOSITION 8 VIOLATES DUE PROCESS ...............................39
 
A.
 
The Supreme Court Has Recognized That The Right ToMarry Is A Fundamental Right For All People........................41
 
B.
 
The Trial Record Demonstrates That Plaintiffs Do NotSeek Recognition Of A New Right...........................................46
 
C.
 
Allowing Same-Sex Couples To Marry Would Promote“Responsible Procreation”........................................................50
 
D.
 
Domestic Partnerships Do Not Satisfy California’s DueProcess Obligations...................................................................52
 
IV.
 
PROPOSITION 8 VIOLATES EQUAL PROTECTION...................55
 
A.
 
Heightened Scrutiny Applies And Proposition 8 CannotSurvive It...................................................................................58
 
1.
 
Proposition 8 Is Subject To Heightened ScrutinyBecause It Discriminates On The Basis Of SexualOrientation......................................................................59
 
Case: 10-16696 10/18/2010 Page: 3 of 125 ID: 7513128 DktEntry: 145-1

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