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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. Author of FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE SECULAR STATE (2012), HUMANITY ENHANCED (2014), and THE MYSTERY OF MORAL AUTHORITY (2016).

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Same-sex marriage issue could go to US Supreme Court

Will the US Supreme Court be willing to take on a case that would potentially overturn a Californian ruling in favour of same-sex marriage? If not, provision for same-sex marriage stands as law in California. If so, this will be a very important and legally complex case, in addition to its obvious social importance.

(My views on same-sex marriage can be found in Freedom of Religion and the Secular State, among other places. For a relatively brief discussion of how I see marriage, go here.)


Mike said...

Some good discussions of the paths that SCOTUS may follow are here: http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/11/same-sex-marriage-i-the-constitutional-standard/

and here: http://www.towleroad.com/2012/11/what-is-happening-at-the-supreme-court-tomorrow.html

Russell Blackford said...

Thanks - will look at these.