Three dozen amicus briefs filed in Prop 8 challenge – Updated

by on January 16, 2009  •  In Marriage

Labors unions, churches and advocacy groups spanning the ideological spectrum are weighing in on the effort to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriages. Yesterday was the deadline to file friend-of-the court briefs in the litigation seeking to overturn Proposition 8.

At least three dozen amicus briefs were submitted by the close of business. More than half of the interested parties, including the California Labor Federation, the California Council of Churches and the League of Women Voters of California, asked the court to invalidate Proposition 8.

Those filing briefs urging the court to uphold the measure included the Family Research Council, the Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations.

Source: AP

UPDATE: Here's the list of all organizations and individuals signing onto briefs in support of the challenge – extremely impressive.


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