American Sociological Association

Amicus Briefs

The Association has joined with others in filing amicus briefs in several cases.

Arguing against the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census based on concerns about scientific methodology

In support of same-sex marriage/marriage equality

Summarizing social science research on outcomes for children raised in two-parent homes comparing same and different sex parents

In support of affirmative action policies in higher education

In support of the use of sociological research as valid evidence in a court case on workplace sex discrimination

In support of former military personnel who brought suit against the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security after being discharged from the military because of sexual orientation