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Tag: DOMA
  • Questions Concerning Marriage Equality

    In the midst of the recent Supreme Court rulings concerning marriage equality, I have been mulling over some key factors surrounding marriage, and I’d be interested to know what you think about these questions and issues. 1. What is the difference between a marriage and a relationship? A relationship can occur between many different combinations of …

  • SCOTUS In the Spotlight

    This week, the Supreme Court handed down two major decisions that whipped talking heads into a frenzy — for two very different reasons. The first verdict struck down Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in Shelby County vs. Holder, thus ending decades of extra scrutiny for nine states and districts in several others …

  • Polygamist Marriage Is Coming (And No, It’s Not a Slippery Slope Argument)

    The recent Supreme Court decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 are landmark rulings that will play part in defining an era. It remains to be seen whether upcoming reforms will further consolidate federal power or grant autonomy to the states, but these rulings are largely a step in the …