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Brief of Amicus Curiae of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Desert Stream Ministries in Support of Defendant-Intervenors-Appellants

Brief of Amicus Curiae of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Desert Stream Ministries in Support of Defendant-Intervenors-Appellants

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10-16696U
NITED
S
TATES
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OURT OF
A
PPEALS
 F
OR
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N
INTH
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IRCUIT
 KRISTIN PERRY, et al.,
Plaintiffs-Appellees
,
v.ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, et al.
 Defendants
,
andDENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, et al.,
 Defendant-Intervenors-Appellants
.
Appeal from United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaCivil Case No. 09-CV-2292 VRW (Honorable Vaughn R. Walker)BRIEF OF
 AMICUS CURIAE
OF PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF EX-GAYS(PFOX) AND DESERT STREAM MINISTRIES IN SUPPORT OFDEFENDANT-INTERVENORS-APPEL
LANTS’,
SUPPORTING REVERSAL
Dean R. Broyles, Esq.James M. Griffiths, Esq.
 Attorneys for Amicus Curiae
 
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 539 West Grand AvenueEscondido, California 92025(760) 747-4529; (760) 747-4505 Fax
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FRAP RULE 26.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS
 Amicus Curiae,
Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) has not issued anyshares to the public, and it has no parent company, subsidiary, or affiliate that hasissued shares to the public. Thus, no publicly held company can hold more than10% of stock.
 Amicus Curiae,
Desert Spring Ministries (DSM) has not issued any shares tothe public, and it has no parent company, subsidiary, or affiliate that has issuedshares to the public. Thus, no publicly held company can hold more than 10% of stock.
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i
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES…………………………………………………… i
iiSTATEMENT OF INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE
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SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT……………………………………
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STANDARD OF REVIEW………………………………………………
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LEGAL ARGUMENT……………………………………………………
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THE DISTRICT COURT‟S FINDINGS OF “FACT” REGARDING THE
IMMUTABILITY OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION ARE DUE NODEFERENCE AND, IN ANY EVENT, ARE FACTUALLY
INCORRECT……………………………………………………
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5II.
 
THE ISSUE OF IMMUTABILITY IS RELEVANT FOR THIS COURT TOCONSIDER IN LIGHT OF THE FUTURE IMPLICATIONS
INHERENT IN THE DISTRICT COURT‟S FINDINGS OF “FACT”ON THAT SUBJECT…………………………………………………..
7III.
 
THE EXISTANCE OF THOUSANDS OF EX-HOMOSEXUALS ANDTHE MYRIAD OF ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO ASSISTINGINDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE RENOUNCED THEIR SAME-SEXATTRACTION PROVIDE JUDICIALLY COGNIZABLE
LEGISLATIVE FACTS IN SUPPORT OF AMICI‟S POSITION THAT
SAME-SEX ATTRACTION IS NOT AN IMMUTABLE
CHARCTERISTIC …………………………………………
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A.
 
Richard Cohen, M.A.’s Story…………………………
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10B.
 
Alan Medinge
r’s Story……………………………………………
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