Fish files brief in response to same-sex marriage ban

John Dragseth, co-chair of the Appellate Group at Fish & Richardson in Twin Cities, has extensive expertise in high-profile patent cases.This week, he put his appellate expertise to work in a high-profile, potentially groundbreaking case involving same-sex marriage.Dragseth represents Chris Kluwe, the punter for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings, and Brendon Ayanbadejo, the linebacker and a three-time Pro Bowler for the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens.Kluwe and Ayanbadejo are outspoken proponents of same-sex marriage.In February, they filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn California's same-sex marriage ban and give same-sex couples the constitutional right to wed.Fish is handling the case pro bono.Co-counsel on the brief is Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor Timothy R. Holbrook of Emory University School of Law.

Dragseth connected with Kluwe on Twitter after reading his tweets on the topic. The resulting brief can be viewed here.