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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ind. Decisions - An amicus brief supporting AG Zoeller's position in the same-sex marriage cases [Updated]

Yes indeed, an amicus brief supporting AG Zoeller's position in the same-sex marriage cases has just been filed in the 7th Circuit. After a quick look, however, I doubt that the Attorney General or his client, the State of Indiana, is really happy for the support.

Here is the argument, as summarized in the table of contents on p. 2:

The district court decision would allow a man to marry his elderly mother. There is no possibility that the Framers intended the Constitution and its Amendments to give a man the right to marry a blood relative or a man ........ 5

Legislatively enacted same-sex marriage is less likely to lead to incestuous marriage than court-ordered same-sex marriage is .................. 18

Same-sex marriage diminishes heterosexual marriage and misleads people, especially children and adolescents, about reproductive biology ...... 20

The amicus brief is 32-pages long and filed by an attorney in Connecticut.

[Updated at 6:58 PM] The 7th Circuit has just sent a brief deficiency letter sent to the Connecticut amicus.

Here, BTW, is the 7th Circuit's brief filing checklist.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 17, 2014 05:20 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions