The Animus Amicus: Archive Activism and Marriage Equality


McDermott was praised by Charles Francis of the Mattachine Society for the Firm’s work as pro bono counsel helping the Society document decades of systematic anti-gay discrimination by the federal government and using that information to prepare a Supreme Court amicus brief in a case that will decide the constitutionality of state laws banning same-sex marriage. Francis said those who support a culture of unconstitutional anti-gay animus “have met their match in our pro bono counsel McDermott, Will & Emery’s powerful amicus brief.” Read the full article