Friday, March 27, 2015

Amici Curiae Brief of Family Law Professors in Obergefell v. Hodges

Available here.  The abstract:

This Amici Curiae brief was filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of 74 scholars of family law in the four consolidated same-sex marriage cases. 

The two questions presented in the cases concern whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license or recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex. Those defending the marriage bans rely on two primary arguments: first, that a core, defining element of marriage is the possibility of biological, unassisted procreation; and second, that the “optimal” setting for raising children is a home with their married, biological mothers and fathers. The brief demonstrates that these asserted rationales conflict with basic family laws and policies in every state, which tell a very different story.

 

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2015/03/amici-curiae-brief-of-family-law-professors-in-obergefell-v-hodges.html

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