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Wolff drafts amicus brief in advance of same-sex marriage Supreme Court arguments

March 12, 2015

Penn Law professor Tobias Barrington Wolff has written an amicus brief on behalf of Conflict of Law scholars that was filed on March 5 in advance of the Supreme Court arguments on marriage equality scheduled for April 28.

Signatories to the brief include Stephen B. Burbank, the David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice, and Kermit Roosevelt, Professor of Law.

“A state has no legitimate interest in singling out married same-sex couples for hostile treatment in interstate disputes,” the brief states. “Even if this Court were to conclude that the Constitution permits states to discriminate against same-sex couples in their own marriage laws, the common law of conflicts and decisions of this Court together make clear that states may not discriminate against same-sex couples who have validly married in another state.”

To keep up to date on the case, follow Buzzfeed’s coverage of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage arguments.

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