Rainbow Loving

16 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2018

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Joanna L. Grossman

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Date Written: 2017


Before 1967, there was no recognized right to marry. States had long been the jealous guardians of marriage law. There had been battles in court over the meaning of state marriage laws, about how to reconcile conflicting marriage laws across different states, and about whether federal courts had jurisdiction to weigh in on marriage disputes. But the Supreme Court had never been asked a simple question: Does the Constitution protect the right to marry?

Keywords: right to marry, marriage equality, Loving v. Virginia, interracial marriage, equal protection, same-sex marriage, Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, Obergefell v. Hodge

Suggested Citation

Grossman, Joanna L., Rainbow Loving (2017). New York University Law Review Online, Vol. 92, October 2017; SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 395. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3238426

Joanna L. Grossman (Contact Author)

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 750116
Dallas, TX 75275
United States

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