«NOS. 14-556, 14-562, 14-571, 14-574 IN THE Supreme Court of the United States JAMES OBERGEFELL, ET AL., Petitioners, v. RICHARD HODGES, DIRECTOR, ...»
NOS. 14-556, 14-562, 14-571, 14-574
Supreme Court of the United States
JAMES OBERGEFELL, ET AL., Petitioners,
RICHARD HODGES, DIRECTOR, OHIO
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ET AL., Respondents.
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On Writs of Certiorari to the United States
Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE SCHOLARS OF
THE WELFARE OF WOMEN, CHILDREN,
AND UNDERPRIVILEGED POPULATIONS
IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS________________________________
LYNNE MARIE KOHM JOHN C. EASTMANc/o Regent University Counsel of Record School of Law ANTHONY T. CASO 1000 Regent Univ. Dr. CENTER FOR CONSTITUVirginia Beach, VA 23464 TIONAL JURISPRUDENCE c/o Chapman University Fowler School of Law One University Drive Orange, CA 92866 (714) 628-2587 email@example.com Counsel for Amici Curiae ______________________________________
VALERIA TANCO, ET AL., Petitioners, v.
BILL HASLAM, GOVERNOR OF TENNESSEE, ET AL.,Respondents.
APRIL DEBOER, ET AL., Petitioners, v.
RICK SNYDER, GOVERNOR OF MICHIGAN, ET AL.,Respondents.
GREGORY BOURKE, ET AL., Petitioners, v.
STEVE BESHEAR, GOVERNOR OF KENTUCKY, ET AL.,Respondents.
1. Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to redefine marriage and issue marriage licenses to two people of the same sex, contrary to the express, recently reaffirmed vote of the people of the state?
2. Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex performed out of state, when doing so is contrary to the state’s own fundamental policy decision?
TABLE OF CONTENTSQUESTIONS PRESENTED
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES
INTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT
I. The Institution of Marriage Guides and Channels Human Behavior, and Especially Benefits Women in Disadvantaged Communities and their Children.............. 4 II. Past Well-Intentioned Changes to Marriage Law and Policy Have Harmed Women and Children in Disadvantaged Communities.
III. Redefining Marriage To Encompass SameSex Relationships Will Likely Harm Women and Children, Particularly Those in Disadvantaged Communities.............. 13 A. Redefining Marriage Transforms Its Public Meaning
C. Redefining Marriage Risks Several Specific Anticipated Harms to Women and Children in Disadvantaged Communities.
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