FPIW Files Marriage-Affirming Brief at Supreme Court

The Family Policy Institute of Washington (FPIW) has filed a legal brief at the United States Supreme Court in support of marriage. The brief was filed along with 34 allied organizations around the country and describes the benefits of marriage.

On Tuesday, April 28th, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that will determine the constitutionality of laws defining marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. More than 140 friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed with the court.

Joseph Backholm, Executive Director of FPIW, said the brief provides a powerful testimony.

“Friend-of-the-court briefs give the justices an in-depth look at one aspect of the case,” he explaind. “This brief gives a compelling overview of the social-science showing that children thrive from the unique contributions from their mother and father.”

He said these briefs could have an important impact on this case.

“The Supreme Court is being asked to say it is illegal to define marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman because there is no rational reason to do so. This brief underscores that time and experience support what our instincts already tell us; not every combination of people is the same. There are really good reasons to define marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman.”

You can read the entire brief here.

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