Dennis Hollingsworth, et al. v. Kristin M. Perry, et al. Amicus Brief for Public Advocate of the United States, et al. in the United States Supreme Court

Michael Harless Constitutional Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today our firm filed an amicus brief in the case of Dennis Hollingsworth, et al. v. Kristin M. Perry, et al. in the United States Supreme Court in support of petitioner’s petition for writ of certiorari.

Brought as a challenge to California Proposition 8, this case concerns whether homosexuals desiring the benefits of marriage have a constitutional right to compel that marriage be redefined to accommodate their sexual preferences. Our amicus brief urges that the petition for a writ of certiorari be granted to correct the badly flawed opinions below, and to reconsider the Supreme Court’s decision in Romer.

Our amicus brief argues that the opinion of the court below demonstrates the confusion that has been wrought by the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence granting special status to homosexuals. Further, the circuit court’s opinion is based on a false and illegitimate inquiry into the motivations of the people. Finally, the Supreme Court’s decision in Romer v. Evans has departed from the constitutional text, has sown confusion, and should be reconsidered and overturned.

Our amicus brief was filed on behalf of:
Public Advocate of the United States (http://www.publicadvocateusa.org/)
Joyce Meyer Ministries (http://www.joycemeyer.org/)
The Lincoln Institute for Research and Education (http://www.lincolnreview.com/)
Institute on the Constitution (http://www.theamericanview.com/)
Abraham Lincoln Foundation for Public Policy Research, Inc.
Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund (http://www.cldef.org/)

Link to brief