Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Highlights of Prop 8 Amicus Briefs

In this video from AFER, Matt Baume highlights some of the many amicus briefs, urging the US Supreme Court to overturn California’s infamous Proposition 8 as well as the notorious Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). It’s an impressive bunch of support for marriage equality.

The Office of the City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco has posted supportive amicus briefs in the Prop 8 case, along with a synopsis of the arguments made. Anyone looking for specific briefs or specific arguments should check out their excellent list.

Meanwhile, The Nation published veteran lesbian attorney Nan Hunter’s interesting look at the flurry of briefs and what they all mean—and what they suggest about the future for the Supreme Court as well as LGBT Americans.

Oral arguments on the Proposition 8 case will be held on March 26, and on the DOMA case on March 27. Decisions aren’t expected until mid-year.

And on we go.

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