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ACLU Argues That Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Demands Heightened Court Scrutiny

05 March 2014 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist

On March 4, 2014, the ACLU of Utah, the ACLU of Oklahoma, and the ACLU LGBT Project filed an amicus brief in Kitchen v. Herbert on behalf of themselves and 19 other civil rights organizations.

 We argue that laws subjecting LGBT people to unequal treatment must be subjected to heightened scrutiny by the courts.  

Other organizations represented include:The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; 9to5, National Association of Working Women; API Equality—LA; Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Asian Americans Advancing Justice –Asian Law Caucus, Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Chicago; Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Los Angeles; Cimarron Alliance, Hispanic National Bar Association, Human Rights Campaign; NAACP Salt Lake Branch & NAACP Tri-State Conference of Idaho, Nevada and Utah; National Action Network; National Council of La Raza; National Gayand Lesbian Task Force, National Organization for Women Foundation; Oklahomans for Equality; Public Advocates, Inc.; and The Equality Network.

Read the Amicus Brief (PDF) >>

More information about Kitchen v. Herbert >>

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