A Briefing on the Marriage Equality Cases

On Friday, April 24, ACS hosted a briefing on the marriage equality cases. In the consolidated cases, the Court is asked to decide whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and whether it requires a state to recognize a same-sex marriage that was lawfully performed out-of-state. Panelists detailed the history of the marriage debate, the range of ways in which the Court could decide the case, and the implications of the decision on the future of LGBT rights. 
The panel discussion featured:
Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society for Law & Policy
  • Amy Howe, Editor/Reporter, SCOTUSblog, moderator
  • Steve Sanders, Associate Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Paul Smith, Partner, Jenner & Block; Member, ACS Board of Directors
  • Sarah Warbelow, Legal Director, Human Rights Campaign