Why the Federal Marriage Amendment is not Only not Necessary, but a Bad Idea
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law; University of San Diego - School of Law and Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
San Diego Law Review, Vol. 42, pp. 925-34, 2005
Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-30
The proposed Federal Marriage Amendment states:
"Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman."
In this paper, which is my contribution to a symposium issue of the San Diego Law Review, I explain - as the title indicates - why the Federal Marriage Amendment is not only not necessary, but a bad idea. This paper is a response to another paper in the symposium: Christopher Wolfe, "Why the Federal Marriage Amendment Is Necessary."
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 20, 2005
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