In the Supreme Court of the United States
JAMES OBERGEFELL, et al., Petitioners, v. RICHARD HODGES, DIRECTOR, OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, et al., Respondents.
VALERIA TANCO, et al., Petitioners, v. BILL HASLAM, GOVERNOR OF TENNESSEE, et al., Respondents.
APRIL DEBOER, et al., Petitioners, v. RICK SNYDER, GOVERNOR OF MICHIGAN, et al., Respondents.
GREGORY BOURKE, et al., Petitioners, v. STEVE BESHEAR, GOVERNOR OF KENTUCKY, et al., Respondents.
On Writs of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Brief of the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C. as Amicus Curiæ in Support of Petitioners
Table of Contents
A. The FBI’s “Sex Deviate Program” Lays the Groundwork for EO 10450
B. Hoover Outs President-Elect Eisenhower’s Trusted Political Advisor Arthur Vandenberg, Jr.
C. President Eisenhower Issues EO 10450, Leveraging the Sex Deviate Program to Purge Homosexuals from Government Service
A. The CSC Office of General Counsel (OGC): Animus in Specific Cases
1. Norton v. Macy
2. The Legacy of Norton v. Macy
B. The CSC and Later the OPM Continue to Target Homosexuals in the 1970s and 1980s
A. Government Attempts to Purge the Stain of Homosexuality: The William Dew Story
B. The Government’s Policy on Homosexuals
C. Dew’s Petition to the United States Supreme Court
D. The Government Settles with Dew and Strengthens Its Policy On Homosexuals
E. Why the Dew Case and Other Official Acts of Animus Remain Relevant
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