One hundred forty three different groups and individuals have filed “amicus” (friend of the court) briefs with the U.S. Supreme court seeking to influence the ruling on the re-definition of marriage. It is not unusual for the Court to receive such briefs in a case like this, but 143 is a lot!
Groups supporting marriage re-definition include: The Cato Institute, Marriage Equality USA, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Organizations and Scholars of Gender-Diverse Parenting, the American Psychological Association, and 379 corporate employers and businesses, as reflected in this article, including Target, Office Depot, General Electric, MillerCoors, and many others. These groups argue for the re-definition of marriage based on fairness and equality.
Groups opposing include: the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the Family Research Council, Catholic Vote, Concerned Women for America, the Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund, ProtectMarriage.com, and Liberty Scholars and the St. Thomas More Society of Dallas. They argue, as the USCCB did in its brief, that “there is no bigotry in treating genuinely different things differently.”
The Court’s ruling in the case is expected the last week of June.
Posted: June 12, 2015