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Civil Rights continued

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Civil Rights continued PSCI 1041

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Covers the same-sex marriage discussion on Tuesday.
Honors American Government
Dr. Bethany Blackstone
Class Notes
American Government, civil rights
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by mosesnui Notetaker on Saturday October 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSCI 1041 at University of North Texas taught by Dr. Bethany Blackstone in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views.


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Date Created: 10/15/16
Civil Rights (continued) Same Sex Marriage: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) 1996  defines Marriage as a union between one man and one woman for purposes of federal law. 2003 – Homosexuality decriminalized nationwide, MA first state to legalize same­sex marriage. United States v Windsor (2013)  DOMA violated Equal Protection guarantees by denying same­sex couples rights that come  from federal recognition of marriage that are available to other couples under federal law Before Obergefell  Same­sex marriage was legal in 37 states, by mostly court decision, some state legislature, and  very little popular vote.  It was prohibited in 13 states. Obergefell v Hodges (2015)  Fourteenth Amendment requires ◦ States to license marriages between two individuals of the same sex. ◦ States to recognize marriages between same­sex couples officiated in other states.


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