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10-16696 #419

10-16696 #419

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Doc #419 - Amicus brief opposing rehearing en banc filed by Love Honor Cherish
Doc #419 - Amicus brief opposing rehearing en banc filed by Love Honor Cherish

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Nos. 10-16696, 11-16577
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
KRISTIN M. PERRY et al.,
Plaintiffs-Appellees
,v.EDMUND G. BROWN, JR. et al.,
 Defendants
,andDENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH et al.,
 Intervenors-Defendants-Appellants
.On Appeals from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, No. CV-09-02292 (Hon. Vaughn R. Walker and Hon. James Ware)
BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE LOVE HONOR CHERISHIN OPPOSITION TO PETITION FOR REHEARING EN BANC
ROSENFELD, MEYER & SUSMAN,LLPRyan Lapine (State Bar No. 239316)9601 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 710Beverly Hills, CA 90210Telephone: (310) 246-3209Fascimile: (310) 860-2409BATE, PETERSON, DEACON,ZINN & YOUNG LLPHarry A. Zinn (State Bar No. 116397)Lester F. Aponte (State Bar No. 143692)888 South Figueroa Street, 15th FloorLos Angeles, CA 90017Telephone: (213) 362-1860Facsimile: (213) 362-1861Attorneys for Amicus CuriaeLove Honor Cherish
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PageTABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................ iTABLE OF AUTHORITIES .................................................................................... iiCORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT ........................................................ ivSTATEMENT OF INTEREST OFAMICUS CURIAE LOVE HONOR CHERISH ....................................................... 1ARGUMENT ............................................................................................................. 2I. INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................... 2II. THE DELAY OCCASIONED BY REHEARINGWOULD IRREPARABLY HARM GAY AND LESBIANCOUPLES AND THEIR FAMILIES. ............................................................ 2III. THE APPELLANTS APPEAR TO HAVE EMBRACEDDELAY FOR ITS OWN SAKE. ..................................................................... 5CONCLUSION .......................................................................................................... 8CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE ......................................................................... 9
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIES
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Cases
 In re Marriage Cases
,43 Cal. 4th 757 (2008) .......................................................................................... 1
 Manwani v. U.S. Dept. of Justice, I.N.S.
,736 F. Supp. 1367 (W.D.N.C. 1990) .................................................................... 4
Perry v. Schwarzenegger 
,704 F. Supp. 2d 921 (N.D. Cal. 2010) .............................................................. 4, 5
Statutes and Rules
 Fed. R. App. P. 29 ...................................................................................................... 1Fed. R. App. P. 32 ...................................................................................................... 9Ninth Circuit Rule 29-2 ......................................................................................... 1, 9
Other Authorities
 Monica Yant Kinney,
Same-Sex Gains Too Late For Some
,Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 26, 2012 .................................................................... 4Press Release, Alliance Alert, ADF comment on 9th Circuitdecision in Perry v. Brown (Feb. 7, 2012),http://www.alliancealert.org/2012/02/07/adf-comment-on-9th-circuit-decision-in-perry-v-brown-ca-prop-8/ ................................................ 6Press Release, National Organization for Marriage Blog, NOMCondemns Ninth Circuit Ruling Finding Prop 8 Unconstitutional,Imperiling the Marriage Laws of 43 states (Feb. 7, 2012),http://www.nomblog.com/18991/ ......................................................................... 7
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