Symposium Foreword to Defense of Marriage Act: Law, Policy, and the Future of Marriage

11 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2013  

Joseph Benjamin Landau

Fordham University School of Law

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

On March 30, 2012, the Fordham Law Review held a daylong conference on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a statute enacted in 1996 with large majorities in both the House and Senate and signed into law by President Clinton. The Symposium could not have come at a better time: there have been extraordinary changes in the political dynamics surrounding relationship rights since DOMA’s enactment in 1996, when same-sex couples could not marry in any U.S. or foreign jurisdiction.

Suggested Citation

Landau, Joseph Benjamin, Symposium Foreword to Defense of Marriage Act: Law, Policy, and the Future of Marriage (2012). Fordham Law Review, Vol. 81, p. 537, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2198512

Joseph Benjamin Landau (Contact Author)

Fordham University School of Law ( email )

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