Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wardle: "The Impacts on Education of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage and Lessons from Abortion Jurisprudence"

Lynn Wardle (BYU ) has posted "The Impacts on Education of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage and Lessons from Abortion Jurisprudence" (BYU Educ. & L. J. (2011)) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: 

One of the most contentious issues to arise in public policy debates concerning the legalization of same-sex marriage is whether legalizing same-sex marriage has a significant detrimental impact on education, particularly public education. However, legal scholarly and professional consideration of this issue is scarce and one sided. This article reviews the evidence that legalizing same-sex marriage has had a serious, profoundly controversial, and arguably detrimental impact on public education. It then explains why legalization of same-sex marriage must have some impact on educational curriculum. When the meaning of marriage changes it must be reflected in the curriculum that covers that subject. Next, the existing constitutional protections against detrimental impacts upon parents’ rights and family integrity interests of legalizing same-sex marriage are reviewed. The article also presents an analogy from abortion jurisprudence that may provide some protection for parental rights to control the education of their children and protect them against some detrimental effects on education from legalizing same-sex marriage. Finally, the article provides some recommendations for legal remedies and community action that may address these concerns.

AC

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The title listed on SSRN has a typo. It should be "The Impacts on Education OF Legalizing . . ." which makes a lot more sense to me.

Posted by: William Baude | Dec 11, 2011 9:51:00 AM

Great catch, Will!

Posted by: Margaret Ryznar | Dec 11, 2011 12:04:29 PM

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