The other religious groups are the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, National Association of Evangelicals, and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod.
An amicus brief is filed by individuals or organizations that, while not a party to a lawsuit, have a strong interest in or knowledge of the subject matter.
The brief states these organizations “bear no ill will toward same-sex couples, but rather have marriage-affirming religious beliefs that merge with both practical experience and sociological fact to convince us that retaining the husband-wife marriage definition is essential.”
Read the entire brief here.
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