MEUSA FILED US SUPREME COURT BRIEF TELLING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FREEDOM TO MARRY IN THE PERSONAL VOICES OF SAME-SEX COUPLES
On 27 February 2013 Marriage Equality USA filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court that brought the real life experiences and love stories of same-sex couples and their families before the justices. The brief uniquely highlighted the personal voices of LGBT Americans as they expressed in their own words why the Constitution’s guarantees of liberty and equality should extend to them and include the essential freedom to marry the person they love. The brief included the joys of same-sex couples who had been able to marry and the frustrations of those who were denied that freedom, thereby showing the real effects this case had on real people.
Our brief was intended to ensure that the Court understood that this case would have a direct and profound impact on the lives of millions of LGBT Americans, their friends, family, and allies. The brief concluded: “This case is ultimately about our common humanity – our common instinct to love and to have kin – and what should be our common freedom under the United States Constitution to marry the person we love.”
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