Audio and Transcript of the Historic Argument Available HERE
March 26, 2013 (Washington D.C.)-- Today, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8. The Court is considering whether Proposition 8 violates the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), sole sponsor of the Perry case, has posted the full audio and transcript of the historic argument at: www.afer.org/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-marriage-equality-at-the-supreme-court/.
Califiornian voters legalized same-sex marriage, but later overturned the rights of gay and lesbian couples to wed with Prop 8's passage in November 2008. A federal district court ruled that Prop 8 was unconstitutional, a ruling later upheld by the federal court of appeals. On December 7, 2012, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Perry to review the case. The appeal was filed by Dennis Hollingsworth, former State Senator from San Diego and Riverside counties.
Theodore B. Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP presented argument on behalf of the Plaintiffs challenging Proposition 8. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. presented argument on behalf of the United States as amicus curiae in support of the Plaintiffs. Charles J. Cooper of Cooper & Kirk, PLLC presented argument on behalf of the Proponents of Proposition 8.
LISTEN TO ORAL ARGUMENT AUDIO HERE: www.afer.org/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-marriage-equality-at-the-supreme-court/
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 PROPONENTS’ BRIEF HERE: www.afer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/2013-01-22-Proponents-Brief.pdf
READ PROPONENTS’ REPLY BRIEF HERE: www.afer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/2013-03-29-Proponents-Reply-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