• Broader same-sex marriage ruling in Ohio

    A federal judge in Cincinnati, broadening an earlier ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, ruled on Monday that the state of Ohio must give full marital rights to gay and lesbian couples who were or will be married in other states.  The ruling, the judge stressed in a forty-five-page decision, d...

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  • Utah backs away from anti-gay-parenting study

    Last night, on the eve of oral argument today in Kitchen v. Herbert, the Tenth Circuit challenge to Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage, the state filed an unusual letter distancing itself from a controversial study that questioned the parenting abilities of gay men and lesbians in comparison to mar...

    Dale Carpenter - The Volokh Conspiracy -

  • Broader same-sex marriage ruling in Ohio

    … A federal judge in Cincinnati, broadening an earlier ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, ruled on Monday that the state of Ohio must give full marital rights to gay and lesbian couples who were or will be married in other states.  The ruling, the judge stressed in a forty-five-page decision, does not require Ohio to allow new marriages of same…

    Lyle Denniston - SCOTUSblog -
  • New paper on the idea of animus in constitutional law

    … The Supreme Court’s decision from last summer striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, United States v. Windsor, has spawned a small industry of scholarship analyzing its reasoning and its import for the future, especially on the question whether the Court will rule that states must now recognize same-sex marriages.  On SSRN, I’ve posted…

    Dale Carpenter - The Volokh Conspiracy -


  • Utah backs away from anti-gay-parenting study

    … Last night, on the eve of oral argument today in Kitchen v. Herbert, the Tenth Circuit challenge to Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage, the state filed an unusual letter distancing itself from a controversial study that questioned the parenting abilities of gay men and lesbians in comparison to married biological fathers and mothers. The state had…

    Dale Carpenter - The Volokh Conspiracy -