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Mass_DOMA_Appeals #5593231

Mass_DOMA_Appeals #5593231

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Doc #5593231 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF tendered by American Civil Liberties Union LGBT Project, et al.
Doc #5593231 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF tendered by American Civil Liberties Union LGBT Project, et al.

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 NOS. 10-2204, 10-2207, 10-2214
 ______________________________________ 
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE FIRST CIRCUIT
 ______________________________________ 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS,P
LAINTIFF
-A
PPELLEE
,v.UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL.,D
EFENDANTS
-A
PPELLANTS
.
 ______________________________________________ 
DEAN HARA,P
LAINTIFF
-A
PPELLEE
/C
ROSS
-A
PPELLANT
, NANCY GILL, et al.,P
LAINTIFFS
-A
PPELLEES
,v.OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, et al.,D
EFENDANTS
-A
PPELLANTS
/C
ROSS
-A
PPELLEES
 ______________________________________________ 
ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS
 ______________________________________________ 
B
RIEF OF
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3325 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1300Los Angeles, CA 90010(213) 382-7600
Case: 10-2204 Document: 00116286582 Page: 1 Date Filed: 11/03/2011 Entry ID: 5593231
ALSO filed in Cases 10-2207, 10-2214
 
i NOS. 10-2204, 10-2207, 10-2214
This brief is filed on behalf of the following organizations:
American Civil Liberties UnionAmerican Civil Liberties Union of MassachusettsAsian American InstituteAsian American Justice CenterAsian Pacific American Legal CenterBoston Bar AssociationEquality FederationEqual Justice SocietyFreedom to MarryHispanic National Bar AssociationHuman Rights CampaignHuman Rights CampaignFoundationJapanese American Citizens LeagueJewish Alliance for Law and SocialActionLambda Legal Defense andEducation Fund, Inc.Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rightsand Economic JusticeLegal MomentumMassachusetts Bar AssociationMassachusetts LGBTQ BarAssociationMexican American Legal Defenseand Education FundNational Asian Pacific American BarAssociationNational Black Justice CoalitionNational Center for Lesbian RightsNational Gay and Lesbian Task Force FoundationNational LGBT Bar AssociationNational Organization for WomenFoundationNational Women’s Law CenterOut and Equal Workplace AdvocatesPuerto Rican Bar AssociationSouthern Poverty Law CenterWomen’s Bar Association of Massachusetts
Case: 10-2204 Document: 00116286582 Page: 2 Date Filed: 11/03/2011 Entry ID: 5593231
 
ii
CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
 None of the
amici
has a parent corporation and no corporation owns 10% or more of any
amici
’s stock.
Case: 10-2204 Document: 00116286582 Page: 3 Date Filed: 11/03/2011 Entry ID: 5593231

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