Defense of Marriage/California Prop 8 Hearings

Next week the Supreme Court will hear a case asking whether the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the State of California from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman — Hollingsworth v. Perry and another case asking whether Section 3 of Defense of Marriage Act violates the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection of the laws as applied to persons of the same sex who are legally married Imageunder the laws of their State — U.S. v. Windsor.

The ABA has compiled the all of the merit and amicus briefs for Hollingsworth and Windsor.  More commentary about Hollingsworth and Windsor is available at the SCOTUS blog

The law library will post the audio and transcripts of the hearings once they are available.

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