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Published by Kathleen Perrin
Motion for leave to file amicus brief (with attached brief) by Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, et al, in opposition to motion to vacate judgment. Filed 5/25/11
Motion for leave to file amicus brief (with attached brief) by Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, et al, in opposition to motion to vacate judgment. Filed 5/25/11

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MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF OF
 AMICI CURIAE 
BAY AREA LAWYERS FOR INDIVIDUALFREEDOM,
 ET AL.
IN OPPOSITION TO PROPONENTS’ MOTION TO VACATE JUDGMENTCase No. 09-CV-2292 JW
Joren S. Bass, Bar No. 208143JBass@perkinscoie.comDavid J. Tsai, Bar No. 244479DTsai@perkinscoie.comAllison Zamani, Bar No. 275136AZamani@perkinsoie.comPERKINS COIE
LLP
 Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 2400San Francisco, CA 94111-4131Telephone: 415.344.7000Facsimile: 415.344.7050Attorneys for
 Amici Curiae
 Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom,
et al.
 
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTNORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
KRISTIN M. PERRY, SANDRA B. STIER,PAUL T. KATAMI, and JEFFREY J.ZARRILLO,Plaintiffs,v.CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO,Plaintiff-Invervenor,v.EDMUND G. BROWN, JR., in his officialcapacity as Governor of California; KAMALA D.HARRIS, in her official capacity as AttorneyGeneral of California; MARK B. HORTON, in hisofficial capacity as Director of the CaliforniaDepartment of Public Health and State Registrar of Vital Statistics; LINETTE SCOTT, in her officialcapacity as Deputy Director of Health Information& Strategic Planning for the CaliforniaDepartment of Public Health; PATRICKO’CONNELL, in his official capacity as Clerk-Recorder for the County of Alameda; and DEANC. LOGAN, in his official capacity as Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for the County of LosAngeles,Defendants,CASE NO. 09-CV-2292 JW
MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILEBRIEF OF
 AMICI CURIAE
BAYAREA LAWYERS FORINDIVIDUAL FREEDOM,
 ET AL
. INOPPOSITION TO PROPONENTS’MOTION TO VACATE JUDGMENT
Chief Judge James WareDate: June 13, 2011Time: 9:00 a.m.Location: Courtroom 5, 17th Floor
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 AMICI CURIAE 
BAY AREA LAWYERS FOR INDIVIDUALFREEDOM,
 ET AL.
IN OPPOSITION TO PROPONENTS’ MOTION TO VACATE JUDGMENTCase No. 09-CV-2292 JW
andPROPOSITION 8 OFFICIAL PROPONENTSDENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, GAIL J.KNIGHT, MARTIN F. GUTIERREZ, HAK-SHING WILLIAM TAM, and MARK A.JANSSON; and PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM –YES ON 8, A PROJECT OF CALIFORNIARENEWAL,Defendant-Intervenors.Additional Amici Curiae:AIDS Legal Referral Panel, API Equality – LA, API Equality – Northern California,Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, Asian American Institute, AsianAmerican Justice Center, Asian Law Caucus, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of LosAngeles County, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley, Asian PacificAmerican Legal Center, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, Bay Area Association of MuslimLawyers, The Black Women Lawyers Assn. of Northern California, The California EmploymentLawyers Association, The Charles Houston Bar Association, Courage Campaign, Equal JusticeSociety, Family Equality Council, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Freedom toMarry, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, Impact Fund, Iranian American Bar Association,
 
Korean American Bar Association of Northern California, Korean American Bar Association of Southern California, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Marin CountyBar Association, Marriage Equality USA, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association,Philippine American Bar Association of Los Angeles, Queen’s Bench Bar Association,Sacramento Lawyers for the Equality of Gays and Lesbians, San Francisco La Raza LawyersAssociation, Santa Clara County Bar Association, Santa Clara County Black LawyersAssociation, Society of American Law Teachers, Transgender Law Center, Vietnamese AmericanBar Association of Northern California, and Women Lawyers of Alameda County.
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 AMICI CURIAE 
BAY AREA LAWYERS FOR INDIVIDUALFREEDOM,
 ET AL.
IN OPPOSITION TO PROPONENTS’ MOTION TO VACATE JUDGMENTCase No. 09-CV-2292 JW
TO ALL PARTIES AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD
:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, AIDSLegal Referral Panel, API Equality – LA, API Equality – Northern California, Asian AmericanBar Association of the Greater Bay Area, Asian American Institute, Asian American JusticeCenter, Asian Law Caucus, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County,Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley, Asian Pacific American Legal Center,Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, Bay Area Association of Muslim Lawyers, The Black Women Lawyers Assn. of Northern California, The California Employment Lawyers Association,The Charles Houston Bar Association, Courage Campaign, Equal Justice Society, FamilyEquality Council, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Freedom to Marry, Gay &Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, Impact Fund, Iranian American Bar Association,
 
KoreanAmerican Bar Association of Northern California, Korean American Bar Association of SouthernCalifornia, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the SanFrancisco Bay Area, Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Marin County BarAssociation, Marriage Equality USA, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association,Philippine American Bar Association of Los Angeles, Queen’s Bench Bar Association,Sacramento Lawyers for the Equality of Gays and Lesbians, San Francisco La Raza LawyersAssociation, Santa Clara County Bar Association, Santa Clara County Black LawyersAssociation, Society of American Law Teachers, Transgender Law Center, Vietnamese AmericanBar Association of Northern California, and Women Lawyers of Alameda County respectfullyrequest the Court’s leave to participate as
amici curiae
in the above-captioned case in oppositionto Defendant-Intervenors Dennis Hollingsworth, Gail J. Knight, Martin F. Guiterrez, Mark A.Jansson, and ProtectMarriage.com’s Motion to Vacate Judgment.
I.
 
STANDARD FOR MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF
 AMICI CURIAE
“District courts frequently welcome amicus briefs from non-parties concerning legalissues that have potential ramifications beyond the parties directly involved or if the amicus has‘unique information or perspective that can help the court beyond the help that the lawyers for theparties are able to provide.’”
 NGV Gaming, Ltd. v. Upstream Pont Molate, LLC 
, 355 F. Supp. 2d
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