Category: Linda McClain

Gay Marriage Foes Ask for Revival of Virginia Prohibition

May 13th, 2014 in 2014, Bloomberg, Linda McClain, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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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…

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“This case is particularly appealing because Virginia is the state of Loving v. Virginia.”

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Gay couples reflect on decade of change in Massachusetts

May 10th, 2014 in 2014, Linda McClain, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Linda McClain, School of Law

When Gloria Bailey-Davies finally married the love of her life 10 years ago, she felt a massive burden of stress evaporate in an instant…

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“I think it’s fairly unusual on a social issue for public opinion to change so rapidly. Clearly this has grown over time, and the younger generation in particular is supportive.”

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Texas AG promises appeal to gay marriage ruling

February 27th, 2014 in 2014, Associated Press, Linda McClain, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Linda McClain, School of Law

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office was working on an appeal Thursday of a federal judge’s decision to lift the state’s ban on gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled a day earlier that the ban was unconstitutional. But the judge is allowing the law to remain in place to give Abbot time to appeal to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, noting that the issue will likely end up at the U.S. Supreme Court…

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“It’s really a dizzying pace.”

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What Is Marriage? A Conversation with Linda McClain

January 16th, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Linda McClain, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Linda McClain, School of Law

As legalization of same-sex marriage spreads to one-third of states including the recent vote in New Mexico and ruling in Utah and in Oklahoma, our understanding of marriage in general expands and thus our understanding of parenthood and family potentially expand as well…

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Two Landmark Rulings By Nation’s Highest Court Bolsters Gay Marriage

June 26th, 2013 in 2013, Linda McClain, Newsmakers, School of Law, WBUR 0 comments

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Linda McClain, School of Law

Gay marriage advocates gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court cheered this morning as the Court issued a pair of landmark rulings on same sex marriage…

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Supreme Court hands two wins to supporters of same-sex marriage

June 26th, 2013 in 2013, Linda McClain, Minnesota Public Radio, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Supreme Court justices cautious on gay marriage

March 27th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Linda McClain, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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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, rapidly evolving issue…

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“It’s extremely unlikely the court is going to give a broad ruling recognizing the fundamental right to marry in all 50 states. Even the liberal members of the court are going to be worried about moving so rapidly about an issue.”

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Abortion 40 Years After Roe v. Wade

January 18th, 2013 in 2013, ABCNews.com, Linda McClain, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Linda McClain, School of Law

Deborah Arrindell was a freshman in college when a friend asked her to watch over an upperclassman girl..

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5 Constitutional Misconceptions About Same-Sex Marriage

December 22nd, 2012 in 2012, Huffington Post, Linda McClain, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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By Linda McClain, School of Law
and James Fleming, School of Law

Just when liberals had begun to appreciate the virtues of federalism in the efforts to secure the right to same-sex marriage in states where the courts, legislatures and voters are most hospitable to it, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear an appeal from the Ninth Circuit’s decision that held that California’s Proposition 8…

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Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage cases from Calif., N.Y.

December 8th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, Linda McClain, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Linda McClain, School of Law

The Supreme Court will take on the issue of gay marriage next year on two critical fronts:…

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