Civil Rights continued
Civil Rights continued PSCI 1041
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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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