Equal Protection Clause and Same Sex Marriages Research Paper by cee-cee

Equal Protection Clause and Same Sex Marriages
An examination of the equal protection clause in the US Constitution and its relevance to same-sex marriages.
# 109902 | 5,919 words | 10 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 10, 2008 in Law (Constitution) , Hot Topics (Same-Sex Marriage)

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This paper examines the issue of same-sex marriage in the United States and the equal protection clause in the United States Constitution. It discusses the background of the clause and the situation before the clause was introduced. The paper provides recommendations for a legal position for justice in the supreme court for the prevention of same-sex marriages.

Table of Contents:
Statement Of Thesis
Background Of The Study
Theoretical And Philosophical Basis For Position Against
The Position Of The American Psychological Association (APA)
Same-Sex Marriage Practical Aspects
International Validity Assigned To Same-Sex Marriages
Stance Of International Courts On Same-Sex Marriage
The 'Common Law' - What Is It And What Is It In The Issue Of Same-Sex Marriages Internationally?
Recommendation For Supreme Court Justice Decision

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Smith, Alison M. (2004) Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues - CRS Report for Congress RL31994. 24 Sept. 2004. Online available at: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/RL31994.pdf
  • Somerville, Margaret (2003) The Case Against 'Same-Sex Marriage' Brief Submitted to The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights 29 Apr 2003. Online available at: http://www.marriageinstitute.ca/images/somerville.pdf
  • Support of Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Civil Marriage (2005) American Psychological Association (APA) Position Statement, 2005 May. Online available at: http://www.psych.org/edu/other_res/lib_archives/archives/200502.pdf.
  • Same-Sex Marriage in Washington (2006) Washington State Bar Association. Media Backgrounder #1. Online available at: http://www.wsba.org/media/samesexmarriagebackgrounder.pdf
  • Legal Issues of Sexual Orientation (2007) Minnesota School of Law. May 2007. Online available at: http://www.law.umn.edu/library/tools/pathfinders/GLBTx.html

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