To have and to hold; to enforce, but not defend … the partisan clash over the Defense of Marriage Act
DOMA stands a good chance of stirring the 2012 presidential election campaign.
With New York’s legalization of same-sex marriage last Friday, much still depends upon what happens in the largest state — California. There the U.S. Constitution will be the decision maker.
What does the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment mean, and should it be interpreted to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination, as it protects African-Americans, ethnic minorities and women?