Experts Media Alert – SCOTUS to rule on same-sex marriage

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Experts Media Alert – SCOTUS to rule on same-sex marriage

In April, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on same-sex marriage. The case, Obergefell v Hodges, is a consolidation of earlier same-sex marriage cases and is limited by the court to two questions: 1) Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex? and 2) Does the Fourteenth Amendment […]

“I Love My Husband”/”I Love My Wife”: The Legacy of Loving v. Virginia – by Way of Windsor

Balkanization By Linda McClain, School of Law Media coverage of the immediate aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s orders denying review of federal appellate court rulings striking down laws in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin barring marriage by same-sex couples and the recognition of such out-of-state marriages included a remarkable photo of newly-married couples […]

Gay Marriage Foes Ask for Revival of Virginia Prohibition

Bloomberg Linda McClain, School of Law Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban must be restored because the state’s public policy is “to procreate and protect children,” a lawyer seeking revival of the now-unconstitutional restriction told a U.S. appeals court… Expert quote: “This case is particularly appealing because Virginia is the state of Loving v. Virginia.” View full […]

Supreme Court justices cautious on gay marriage

Boston Globe (subscription required) Linda McClain, School of Law Supreme Court justices considered the deepest meanings of marriage Tuesday and the civil-rights consequences of denying lesbians and gays the benefits of matrimony, even as some of the justices questioned during oral arguments whether Americans are ready for the nation’s highest court to settle the emotional, […]