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BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE (for the California Supreme Court's Review of California's Marriage Exclusion Laws)

  • Author(s): Badgett, M V Lee
  • Gates, Gary
  • et al.
Abstract

As scholars of sexual orientation law and public policy, amici Badgett and Gates have a substantial interest in the issue before this Court, the constitutionality of California’s exclusion of same-sex couples from 1 marriage. Amici have conducted extensive research and authored numerous studies regarding the geographic, demographic and economic characteristics of same-sex couples in California and the United States. Amici believe that the expertise and perspective that they offer as independent researchers can help the Court more fully appreciate the impact of California’s marriage exclusion on same-sex couples and children raised by same-sex couples in the State.

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