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