In re Marriage Cases (Cal. 2007): As counsel, our amicus brief urged the California Supreme Court to put an end to discriminatory marriage laws in California. We argued that the State of California misunderstood the role of the judiciary and deference to legislative decisions. In particular, the State’s approach to equal protection laws would result in overruling decades of established precedent and reaffirm the discriminatory treatment of a historically oppressed group. Our brief recounted the persistence of invidious discrimination and second-class citizenship for gay individuals in rebuttal to the State’s argument that anti-gay discrimination is a presumptive exercise of political power in California.