U.S. Supreme Court Releases Audio and Transcript of Oral Argument in Proposition 8 Case
Audio and Transcript of the Historic Argument Available HERE
(MediaQuire) Washington, DC – 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), the sole sponsor of the Perry case, has posted the full audio and the transcript of the historic argument at: www.afer.org/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-marriage-equality-at-the-supreme-court/.
Enacted in November 2008, Proposition 8 eliminated the fundamental freedom of gay and lesbian Californians to marry. On December 7, 2012, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Perry to review the landmark federal court of appeals ruling that upheld the decision of the federal district court that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional.
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
About the American Foundation for Equal Rights
The American Foundation for Equal Rights is the sole sponsor of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8. After bringing together bipartisan attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies to lead its legal team, AFER successfully advanced the Perry case through Federal District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case is currently before the United States Supreme Court. The Foundation is committed to achieving full federal marriage equality.