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The U.S. Constitution and the Future of Gay Marriage

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Abstract

This paper examines current debates both in and outside of the gay community about the merits of fighting in the courts for the rights of gays to marry. It also looks at legal jurisprudence in this area, by focusing on the key Supreme Court cases that the current Supreme Court is most likely to rely upon when it next considers a gay marriage claim. One of those cases, Lawrence v. Texas, was decided in 2003. The paper also examines other recent political and legal developments that will influence the Supreme Course as well, including the passage of various state defense of marriage acts, and the current consideration of a Congressional proposal to pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage..

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Accounting Law | Law | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

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