Family Research Council

In the Supreme Court of the United States


Forsyth County, North Carolina,
Petitioner,

v.

Janet Joyner and Constance Lynne Blackmon,
Respondents.


On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


BRIEF OF THE FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL AND 15 MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS


INTERESTS OF AMICI CURIAE

The Family Research Council ("FRC") is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public-policy organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1983, FRC advocates policies that protect and strengthen family rights and autonomy. FRC's Center for Religious Liberty is focused on advancing religious liberty in the United States through promoting an understanding of the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause consistent with their original meaning. Remaining amici are 15 Members of United States House of Representatives and the Congressional Prayer Caucus Chairman, Randy Forbes, who recognize the value of legislative prayer in Congress's daily sessions and meetings of legislative bodies at all levels of government. Those Members are listed in the Appendix to this brief.