Definition Or Discrimination - State Marriage Recognition Statutes in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

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Coolidge, David Orgon
Duncan, William C.
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1999
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INTRODUCTION|States are in motion. Legal scholars are trying to keep up with them. That is the shape of the public debate about "same-sex marriage" and the state of the scholarship that surrounds it. This paper was developed for a conference on the interjurisdictional recognition of marriages, which featured a number of papers on the "same-sex marriage" debate. Neither of us, however, claim to be scholars in the field of Conflict of Laws. We are both blessed to have mentors and close colleagues who teach Conflicts, but we are only mere lawyers. Our task was to describe and discuss thirty State statutes, passed in recent years, which require that a legally recognizable marriage include a man and a woman....
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32 Creighton L. Rev. 3 (1998-1999)
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Creighton University School of Law
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