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Brief of Amicus Curiae The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in Support of Defendants-Intervenors-Appellants

Brief of Amicus Curiae The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in Support of Defendants-Intervenors-Appellants

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10-16696
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT ______________________________ KRISTIN PERRY,
et al.
,
 Plaintiffs-Appellees
,v.ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER,
et al.
,
 Defendants
,andDENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH,
et al.
,
 Defendant-Intervenors-Appellants
. ______________________________ On Appeal from United States District Courtfor the Northern District of California,Civil Case No. 09-CV-2292 VRW ______________________________ 
BRIEF
 AMICUS CURIAE 
OF THE BECKET FUD FOR RELIGIOUSLIBERTY I SUPPORT OF DEFEDATS-ITERVEORS-APPELLATS AD I SUPPORT OF REVERSAL
Kevin J. HassonLori H. WindhamThe Becket Fund for Religious Liberty3000 K Street, NWSuite 220Washington, DC 20007(202) 955-0095
 Attorneys for 
Amicus Curiae
 
Case: 10-16696 09/24/2010 Page: 1 of 52 ID: 7487153 DktEntry: 64
 
ii
 
CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMET
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 26.1,
amicus
states that it doesnot have a parent corporation, nor does it issue any stock.s/ Kevin J. Hasson _____________________________ Kevin J. Hasson
Counsel for 
Amicus Curiae
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TABLE OF COTETS
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES ..................................................................... v
 
INTEREST OF THE
 AMICUS 
.................................................................. 1INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT ........................ 2ARGUMENT ............................................................................................. 3I. Adopting same-sex marriage without robust protections for religious liberty will result in wide-ranging church-state conflict ........ 3A.
 
Religious people and institutions that object to same-sexmarriage will face an increased risk of civil liabilityunder anti-discrimination laws ......................................................... 5B.
 
Religious people and institutions that object to same-sexmarriage will be penalized by state and local governments ............ 91.
 
Exclusion from government facilities and fora .......................... 92.
 
Loss of licenses or accreditation ............................................... 113.
 
Denial of government grants and contracts .............................. 124.
 
Loss of state or local tax exemptions ........................................ 14C.
 
Legal scholars and state legislatures have reached a consensusthat adopting same-sex marriage without robust protectionsfor conscience will harm religious liberty ..................................... 151. There is a consensus among legal scholars that conflicts between same-sex marriage and religious liberty arereal and should be legislatively addressed ............................... 15
Case: 10-16696 09/24/2010 Page: 3 of 52 ID: 7487153 DktEntry: 64

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