PENNumbra Hosts Debate on the Argument for Same-Sex Marriage


The Argument for Same-Sex Marriage

In PENNumbra’s debate on same-sex marriage, Professors Nelson Tebbe and Deborah Widiss revisit their argument that equal access, and not equal protection or substantive due process, is the legal theory most likely to lead to a successful recognition of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Professor Shannon Gilreath steps back from the current controversy to assess whether same-sex marriage is desirable at all, suggesting that problems inherent in the institution itself, as well as the risks same-sex marriages pose to gay and lesbian cultural identities, should prompt its proponents to reconsider marriage’s prominent place in the ongoing push for equality.

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