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HOLLINGSWORTH v. PERRY

Docket No.: 12-144
Certiorari Granted: Dec 7 2012
Argued: March 26, 2013
Decided: June 26, 2013

Topics:

Article I, Due Process, Equal Protection Clause, Fourteenth Amendment, Natural Resources, patent, privacy, public action, racial segregation, separation of powers, suspect class, suspectedness

PartyNames: Dennis Hollingsworth, et al. v. Kristin M. Perry, et al.
Petitioner: Dennis Hollingsworth, et al.
Respondent: Kristin M. Perry, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 671 F.3d 1052
Supreme Court Docket

Dennis Hollingsworth, et al.
v.
Kristin M. Perry, et al.
Question Presented:

Whether the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the State of California from defining marriage as the* union of a man and a woman.

Note:

IN ADDITION TO THE QUESTION PRESENTED BY THE PETITION, THE PARTIES ARE DIRECTED TO BRIEF AND ARGUE THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: WHETHER PETITIONERS HAVE STANDING UNDER ARTICLE III, ยง2 OF THE CONSTITUTION IN THIS CASE. CERT. GRANTED 12/7/201212-144 HOLLINGSWORTH V. PERRY

HOLLINGSWORTH v. PERRY
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 26, 2013

Listen to Oral Argument in HOLLINGSWORTH v. PERRY
Holding: VACATED AND REMANDED

HOLLINGSWORTH v. PERRY
Case Documents

1REPLY BRIEF FOR PETITIONERS
2BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE DECLARATION ALLIANCE & UNITED STATES JUSTICE FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
3BRIEF AMICUS CURIAE OF EAGLE FORUM EDUCATION & LEGAL DEFENSE FUND, INC., IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
4BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EVANGELICALS; THE ETHICS & RELIGIOUS LIBERTY COMMISSION OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION; THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS; THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
5BRIEF OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, THE CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, THE AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION, THE AMERICAN PSYCHOANALYTIC ASSOCIATION, THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS AND ITS CALIFORNIA CHAPTER, AND THE CALIFORNIA PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION AS AMICI CURIAE ON THE MERITS IN SUPPORT OF AFFIRMANCE
6BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS UNION IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
7BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. AND ALLIED EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
8BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE FOUNDATION FOR MORAL LAW IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
9BRIEF AMICUS CURIAE OF PUBLIC ADVOCATE OF THE UNITED STATES, JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES, THE LINCOLN FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION, INSTITUTE ON THE CONSTITUTION, ABRAHAM LINCOLN FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH, INC., AND CONSERVATIVE LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
10BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL JURISPRUDENCE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
11BRIEF OF INDIANA, MICHIGAN, VIRGINIA, ALASKA, ARIZONA, IDAHO AND 9 OTHER STATES AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF THE PETITION
12BRIEF OF JUDGE GEORG RESS AND THE MARRIAGE LAW FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
13BRIEF IN OPPOSITION
14BRIEF IN OPPOSITION
15BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES AS AMICUS CURIAE SUPPORTING RESPONDENTS
16BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE KENNETH B. MEHLMAN ET AL. SUPPORTING RESPONDENTS
17BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE GLMA: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ADVANCING LGBT EQUALITY (GAY AND LESBIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION) CONCERNING THE IMMUTABILITY OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION IN SUPPORT OF AFFIRMANCE
18BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE ET AL. IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
19BRIEF FOR AMICI CURIAE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS, BAR ASSOCIATIONS AND PUBLIC INTEREST AND LEGAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
20BRIEF OF PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS, INC. AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
21BRIEF OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
22BRIEF OF UTAH PRIDE CENTER, CAMPAIGN FOR SOUTHERN EQUALITY, EQUALITY FEDERATION AND TWENTY-FIVE STATE-WIDE EQUALITY ORGANIZATIONS
23BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE EDWARD D. STEIN, JOANNA L. GROSSMAN, KERRY ABRAMS, HOLNING LAU, KATHARINE B. SILBAUGH AND 32 OTHER PROFESSORS OF FAMILY LAW AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
24BRIEF OF BAY AREA LAWYERS FOR INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM, ET AL., AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
25BRIEF FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
26BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE WILLIAM N. ESKRIDGE JR., BRUCE A. ACKERMAN, DANIEL A. FARBER, AND ANDREW KOPPELMAN IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
27BRIEF FOR WALTER DELLINGER AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
28BRIEF FOR AMICUS CURIAE NATIONAL CENTER FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
29BRIEF OF THE CATO INSTITUTE AND CONSTITUTIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY CENTER AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
30BRIEF AMICI CURIAE OF THE AMERICAN HUMANIST ASSOCIATION AND AMERICAN ATHEISTS, INC., AMERICAN ETHICAL UNION, THE CENTER FOR INQUIRY, MILITARY ASSOCIATION OF ATHEISTS AND FREETHINKERS, SECULAR COALITION FOR AMERICA, SECULAR STUDENT ALLIANCE, AND SOCIETY FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM, IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
31HOLLINGSWORTH v. PERRY Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
32HOLLINGSWORTH v. PERRY Oral Argument Audio
33Slip Opinion in HOLLINGSWORTH v. PERRY (Opinion by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.)