Archives: Same Sex Marriage

SCOTUS Issues DOMA Opinions

Published: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

The United States Supreme Court issued two decisions today which appear to be significant victories for the gay rights movement.

SCOTUS Arguments on Proposition 8

Published: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

While predicting any court has never been my strong suit, it’s difficult for me to see the court going way out on a limb and finding a constitutional right to marry for same-sex couples.

Wisconsin’s Domestic Partnership Law

Published: Friday, December 21st, 2012

A day late (due to the blizzard), perhaps legally wrong but politically correct, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals upheld the state’s Domestic Partnership law in Appling v. Doyle.

High Court to Decide Same-Sex Marriage

Published: Friday, December 7th, 2012

My biases are in favor of striking downthe Defense of Mariiage Act (DOMA). First, it would be good for my business! But, more importantly, I fail to see how allowing two people who love each other to declare a commitment for each other is a bad thing for society.

PODCAST: Professor Charles Kindregan On DOMA

Published: Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Listen to Professor Charles Kindregan’s podcast on the Defense of Marriage Act.

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional By 1st Circuit Court of Appeals

Published: Friday, June 1st, 2012

Personally, I wish gay marriage was legal everywhere, but legally the current mishmash of laws is highly confusing.

Legal Effects of Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce

Published: Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Recently, a New York became the sixth, and largest, state, plus the District of Columbia, to recognize same-sex marriage. If the current trend continues, more and more states will also legalize two men or two women entering into the same legal relationship as possible for a man and a woman.

Same-Sex Marriage Issue Has Interesting Legal Elements

Published: Wednesday, November 26th, 2003

Although the Wisconsin legislature failed to override Gov. Jim Doyle’s veto of legislation to define marriage as between a man and a woman, the issue may be moot if other states recognized same-sex marriage