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Perry v. Schwarzenegger




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U.S. Constitution
14th Amendment


The Amendment
That Never Existed



Kristine M. Perry et. al.
Arnold Schwarzenegger et. al.


U.S. District Court
Case 3:09-cv-02292-VRW



Comment From Pleadings

Case filings as of Augest 5th, 2010

More than 30 years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States recognized that “[m]arriage is one of the ‘basic civil rights of man,’ fundamental to our very existence and survival Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1, 12 (1967).  But today, as a result of the passage of Proposition 8 in November 2008, the State of California denies its gay and lesbian residents access to marriage by providing in its constitution that only a civil marriage “between a man and a woman” is “valid or recognized in CaliforniaCal. Const. Art. I § 7.5Prop. 8”).  Instead, California relegates same-sex unions to the separate-but-unequal institution of domestic partnership. See Cal. Fam. Code §§ 297- 299.6. This unequal treatment of gays and lesbians denies them the basic liberties and equal protection under the law that are guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Orders of the U.S. District Court

U.S. District Court Ruling

U.S. Distrct Court Order Lifting Stay Pending Appeal

Appellate Court Order

Appellant's Pleadings

Motion For Stay Pending Appeal


Orders and Opinions of the U.S. Court of Appeals

The district court order denying the motion to intervene is AFFIRMED

Order Certifying A Question To The California Supreme Court
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