Kameny's Appeal to the US Supreme Court

Title

Kameny's Appeal to the US Supreme Court

Subject

lgbt rights

Description

After being fired from his US Government job in 1957 for being gay, Kameny appealed his case to the court system. He lost in the judicial system twice, and appealed his case to the Supreme Court with a carefully written, unapologetic, 64 page writ of certiorari where the case was unanimously dismissed on March 19th, 1961. This document is his 64 page writ, and Kameny's appeal was used as the basis for the Mattachine Society's defense of all the cases that they worked on for other LGBT people who had been dismissed from their jobs during the Lavender Scare.

Creator

Frank Kameny

Source

Rainbow History Project

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Date

1961

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Original Format

Writ of Certiorari