April 24, 2015

A Briefing on the Marriage Equality Cases

Fourteenth Amendment, LGBT, LGBT equality, marriage equality, Same-sex marriage

Caroline Fredrickson

American Constitution Society
Begin: 0:00

Amy Howe

Begin: 3:15

Steve Sanders

Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Begin: 22:57

Paul Smith

Jenner & Block
Begin: 5:38

Sarah Warbelow

Human Rights Campaign
Begin: 13:50
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