Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Cases
Legal scholars previewed the two same-sex marriage cases to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26 and 27, 2013. Hollingsworth… read more
Legal scholars previewed the two same-sex marriage cases to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26 and 27, 2013. Hollingsworth v. Perry concerned California’s Proposition 8 law, which amended the state constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to get married. United States v. Windsor challenged the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Paul Smith argued that laws preventing equal recognition of same-sex couples should be held unconstitutional, while Edward Whelan argued that these issues should be left to the democratic process to decide. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Gregory E. Maggs Interim Dean George Washington University Law School
- Alan B. Morrison Associate Dean George Washington University Law School->Public Interest and Public Service Law
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