Standard Form Approach to Same-Sex Marriage, A

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Ribstein, Larry E.
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2005
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INTRODUCTION|There is a bitter culture and legal war raging over same-sex marriage. Some see marriage as a moral foundation of our civilization and same-sex marriage as a profound threat to the stability of marriage. Others see same-sex marriage as the key battle in the war for gay rights. Still others may be agnostic about same-sex marriage, but see laws banning same-sex marriage as an unwarranted intrusion on liberty. The courts have stirred the pot, most notably in the Massachusetts cases of Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health ("Goodridge") and Opinion of the Justices to the Senate ("OJS"), the Supreme Court's opinion in Lawrence v. Texas ("Lawrence"), and a Washington lower court decision, Andersen v. King County...
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38 Creighton L. Rev. 309 (2004-2005)
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Creighton University School of Law
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