Casey, 211 Members of Congress File Supreme Court Brief in Support of Marriage Equality

Court Set to Hear Arguments in Potentially Landmark Case in April

Casey, 211 Members of Congress File Supreme Court Brief in Support of Marriage Equality

Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that he has joined 211 members of Congress in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of marriage equality as the court considers the issue during this term. The four cases from Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan and Kentucky challenge state laws that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying and deny recognition to lawful marriages performed by other states.  The Supreme Court will decide whether the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the freedom to marry and to have their marriages respected nationwide. 

“I’m hopeful that the Supreme Court will soon issue a landmark decision that will achieve equal rights for all Americans,” Senator Casey said. “As a U.S. Senator representing Pennsylvania, I have heard from many LGBT Pennsylvanians and their families who want nothing more than equal rights under the law.”

Full text of amicus brief

Full list of signatories

United States Senators

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

 

Tammy Baldwin

Michael F. Bennet

Richard Blumenthal

Cory Booker

Barbara Boxer

Sherrod Brown

Maria Cantwell

Benjamin L. Cardin

Thomas R. Carper

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

Christopher Coons

Joe Donnelly

Richard J. Durbin

Dianne Feinstein

Al Franken

Kirsten Gillibrand

Martin Heinrich

Heidi Heitkamp

Mazie K. Hirono

Tim Kaine

Angus S. King, Jr.

Amy Klobuchar

Patrick Leahy

Edward J. Markey

Claire McCaskill

Robert Menendez

Jeff Merkley

Barbara A. Mikulski

Christopher S. Murphy

Patty Murray

Bill Nelson

Gary Peters

Jack Reed

Harry Reid

Bernard Sanders

Brian Schatz

Charles E. Schumer

Jeanne Shaheen

Debbie Stabenow

Jon Tester

Mark R. Warner

Elizabeth Warren

Sheldon Whitehouse

Ron Wyden

Alma S. Adams

Pete Aguilar

Brad Ashford

Karen Bass

Joyce Beatty

Xavier Becerra

Ami Bera

Donald S. Beyer Jr.

Earl Blumenauer

Suzanne Bonamici

Brendan F. Boyle

Robert A. Brady

Julia Brownley

Cheri Bustos

Lois Capps

Michael E. Capuano

Tony Cárdenas

John C. Carney, Jr.

André Carson

Matt Cartwright

Kathy Castor

Joaquin Castro

Judy Chu

David N. Cicilline

Katherine M. Clark

Yvette D. Clarke

James E. Clyburn

Steve Cohen

Gerald E. Connolly

John Conyers, Jr.

Jim Cooper

Joe Courtney

Joseph Crowley

Elijah E. Cummings

Danny K. Davis

Susan A. Davis

Peter A. DeFazio

Diana DeGette

John K. Delaney

Rosa L. DeLauro

Suzan K. DelBene

Mark DeSaulnier

Theodore E. Deutch

Debbie Dingell

Lloyd Doggett

Michael F. Doyle

Tammy Duckworth

Donna F. Edwards

Keith Ellison

Eliot L. Engel

Anna G. Eshoo

Elizabeth H. Esty

Sam Farr

Chaka Fattah

Bill Foster

Lois Frankel

Marcia L. Fudge

Tulsi Gabbard

Ruben Gallego

John Garamendi

Alan Grayson

Al Green

Raúl M. Grijalva

Luis V. Gutiérrez

Janice Hahn

Alcee L. Hastings

Denny Heck

Brian Higgins

James A. Himes

Michael M. Honda

Steny H. Hoyer

Jared Huffman

Steve Israel

Sheila Jackson Lee

Hakeem S. Jeffries

Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr.

Marcy Kaptur

Robin L. Kelly

Joseph P. Kennedy

Dan Kildee

Derek Kilmer

Ron Kind

Ann Kirkpatrick

Ann McLane Kuster

James R. Langevin

John B. Larson

Brenda L. Lawrence

Barbara Lee

Sander M. Levin

John Lewis

Ted Lieu

Dave Loebsack

Zoe Lofgren

Alan S. Lowenthal

Nita M. Lowey

Ben Ray Luján

Michelle Lujan Grisham

Stephen F. Lynch

Carolyn B. Maloney

Sean Patrick Maloney

Doris O. Matsui

Betty McCollum

Jim McDermott

James P. McGovern

Jerry McNerney

Gregory W. Meeks

Grace Meng

Gwen Moore

Seth Moulton

Patrick E. Murphy

Jerrold Nadler

Grace F. Napolitano

Richard E. Neal

Richard M. Nolan

Donald Norcross

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Beto O’Rourke

Frank Pallone, Jr.

Bill Pascrell, Jr.

Donald M. Payne, Jr.

Nancy Pelosi

Ed Perlmutter

Scott H. Peters

Chellie Pingree

Mark Pocan

Jared Polis

David E. Price

Mike Quigley

Charles B. Rangel

Kathleen M. Rice

Lucille Roybal-Allard

Raul Ruiz

C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Bobby L. Rush

Tim Ryan

Linda T. Sánchez

Loretta Sanchez

John P. Sarbanes

Janice D. Schakowsky

Adam B. Schiff

Robert C. “Bobby” Scott

José E. Serrano

Brad Sherman

Kyrsten Sinema

Albio Sires

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

Adam Smith

Jackie Speier

Eric Swalwell

Mark Takai

Mark Takano

Mike Thompson

Dina Titus

Paul Tonko

Norma J. Torres

Niki Tsongas

Chris Van Hollen

Juan Vargas

Marc A. Veasey

Nydia M. Velázquez

Timothy J. Walz

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Maxine Waters

Bonnie Watson Coleman

Peter Welch

Frederica S. Wilson

John A. Yarmuth


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