Next Tuesday, March 26, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8. The Court will consider whether Proposition 8 violates the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
On February 28, the United States Government filed a brief as amicus curiae in support of the Plaintiffs challenging California’s Proposition 8. The Government’s brief urges the Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional.
Enacted in November 2008, Proposition 8 eliminated the fundamental freedom of gay and lesbian Californians to marry.
On December 7, 2012, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Perry to review the landmark federal court of appeals ruling that upheld the decision of the federal district court that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional.
READ PLAINTIFFS’ BRIEF HERE: www.afer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2013-02-21-Plaintiffs-Brief.pdf.
READ THE UNITED STATES’ BRIEF HERE: www.afer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/12-144tsacUnitedStates.pdf.
READ SAN FRANCISCO’S BRIEF HERE: www.afer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2013-02-21-CCSFs-Brief.pdf.
READ THE PROPONENTS’ BRIEF HERE: www.afer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/2013-01-22-Proponents-Brief.pdf.
READ THE SUPREME COURT’S ORDER GRANTING CERTIORARI HERE: www.afer.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/2012-12-07-Certiorari-Granted.pdf.