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Brief of Amicus Curiae The Hausvater Project in Support of Defendant-Intervenors-Appellants

Brief of Amicus Curiae The Hausvater Project in Support of Defendant-Intervenors-Appellants

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10-16696UNITED 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 Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaCivil Case No. 09-CV-2292 VRW (Honorable Vaughn R. Walker)
 BRIEF
 AMICUS CURIAE 
FOR THE HAUSVATER PROJECTIN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS-APPELLANTSFOR REVERSAL OF THE DISTRICT COURT’S RULING
DONALD W. MacPHERSON, Esq.THE MacPHERSON GROUP3039 W. Peoria Ave., #102-620Phoenix, Arizona 85029(623) 209-2003; fax 2008
 Attorney for 
Amicus Curiae
The Hausvater Project 
 
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Page i
AUTHORITY TO FILE
The Hausvater Project has authority to file this brief 
amicus curiae
pursuantto Fed. R. App. P., Rule 29(a), in view of the fact that all parties have consented toreceive all briefs from all
amici
:1. Defendant-Intervenor-Appellants’ Notice of Consent to theFiling of 
 Amicus Curiae
Briefs, submitted by Brian W. Raum, counsel for Defendant-Intervenor-Appellants (Sept. 9, 2010).2. Plaintiff-Appellees’ Notice of Consent to the Filing of 
 AmicusCuriae
Briefs, submitted by Theodore B. Olson,
et al 
., counsel for Plaintff-Appellees (Sept. 13, 2010).3. Appellees City and County of San Francisco Notice of Consentto the Filing of 
 Amicus Curiae
Briefs, submitted by Dennis J. Herrerra,
et al 
.,counsel for Appellees (Sept. 13, 2010).
CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
 The Hausvater Project is a Minnesota nonprofit corporation registered as a public charity under 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3). It has no parent corporation,subsidiary, nor affiliate, nor any 10% or greater owner corporation, as defined inFed. R. App. P., Rule 26.1(a).
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Page ii
TABLE OF AUTHORITIESCases
 Bowers v. Hardwick 
, 478 U.S. 186 (1986) .............................................................25
Christian Legal Society v. Martinez 
, 561 U.S. __, slip op. (2010) .........................18
 Doe v. California Lutheran High School 
, 170 Cal. App. 8th 828 (2009) ..............17
Griswold v. Connecticut 
, 381 U.S. 479 (1965) ......................................................6,7
 In re Marriage Cases,
183 P.3d 384
 
(Cal. 2008) ...............................13,14,16,17,19
 In re Rachel L
., 160 Cal. App. 4th 624 (Feb. 28, 2008), superseded byrehearing, 165 Cal. App. 4th 1074 (Aug. 8, 2008) .................................................19
 Jonathan L. v. Superior Court (Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and  Family Services)
, 165 Cal. App. 4th 1074 (2008)...................................................19
 Lawrence v.
Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003) .............................................................6,25
 Loving v. Virginia,
388 U.S. 1 (1967)..................................................................A-2
 Lockyer v. City of San Francisco
, 95 P3d 459 (Cal. 2004) ....................................13
Meyer v. State of Nebraska
,
262 U.S. 390 (1923).....................................................3
Moore v. East Cleveland 
,
431 U.S. 494 (1977).........................................................4
Osterkamp v. Stiles
, nos. S-13297, S-13317, Sup. Ct. Alaska (June 25, 2010) .....25
 Parham v. J. R.
,
 
442 U.S. 584 (1979)........................................................................4
 Parker v. Hurley
, 514 F.3d 87 (1st Cir. 2008) ..............................................10,14,21
 Pierce v. Society of Sisters
,
268 U.S. 510 (1925)......................................................4
 Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Pa. v. Casey
, 505 U.S. 833 (1992) ...........6,7
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