TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Mar 20, 2013

The Stonewall Bar Association of Tennessee has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of marriage equality. The Supreme Court is set to hear two groundbreaking cases next week involving same-sex marriage and the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8. The Stonewall Bar filed a “friend of the court” brief in one of the cases, Hollinsworth v. Perry. “We urge the Supreme Court to strike down Prop 8 as a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution” said Stonewall Bar president Sam Felker. “Essentially we argue that a state cannot single out gay and lesbian citizens and deny them the rights and benefits of marriage that are offered to heterosexual couples.”