Saturday, July 13, 2013

Interesting piece on marriage equality and gay rights by a law professor

José Gabilondo is a professor at the College of Law, Florida International University.

José Gabilondo
José Gabilondo
You'd never accuse the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, of liberal activism. Not even now. This year’s decisions made it easier for states to discriminate in voting practices, harder for employees to sue their bosses for discrimination, and easier for property owners to resist government takings for public ends.

Faced with rising opposition to discrimination against gays and lesbians, though, the court struck down DOMA’s federal marriage ban in Windsor v. United States. The federal government will now treat legally married same-sex couples the same as straight couples. Same-sex couples in discrimination states like Florida face ambiguity and more litigation.

Read the rest at Gay South Florida (Miami Herald)
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