Note: From time to time, NLJ and the Supreme Court Brief will spotlight some of the many amicus briefs being filed in the historic same-sex marriage cases. All the amicus briefs can be found on the court’s website:

As a young clerk in the U.S. Bureau of Standards in 1971, Charles Baker received a letter from the Civil Service Commission accusing him of “immoral, infamous, scandalous and notoriously disgraceful conduct,” namely homosexual acts. Five months later he was fired.

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