3/29/2013

If the Supreme Court is looking for a way to confine its ruling in the Proposition 8 case to California and leave more weighty questions for another day, justices need look no further than the damage the initiative did to the state's equal-protection guarantee, writes Christopher Stoll, an attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. For the first time in history, a state's equal-protection clause was essentially amended to carve out an exception for same-sex couples who wish to marry, which is impermissible under the Constitution, Stoll argues.

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