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dc.contributor.authorBorchers, Patrick J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-09T15:56:08Z
dc.date.available2015-11-09T15:56:08Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationPatrick J. Borchers, The Coming Collision: Romer and State Defense of Marriage Acts, 2008 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 1635.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-8572en_US
dc.identifier.issn0360-151Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/73133
dc.description.abstractAs same-sex marriage has passed from a hypothetical to a reality in a few U.S. states, the conflict-of-laws questions are entering a new and more subtle stage of debate. Because marriages are not judgments for purposes of the Full Faith and Credit Clause, no serious argument can be made that a same-sex marriage celebrated in a state such as Massachusetts that allows them need be recognized in a state that does not. Indeed, about 40 of the states have a "Defense of Marriage Act" (or "DOMA") that expressly forbids recognition of same-sex unions. However, some collision between these state Defense of Marriage Acts and the Supreme Court's decision in Romer v. Evans seems inevitable. Romer struck down as unconstitutional Colorado's Amendment 2 which would have prevented any state or local legislation treating homosexuality as a protected class. While it seems unlikely that Romer will be extended to fully invalidate state Defense of Marriage Acts, some application of them might potentially conflict with Romer. This seems to be especially likely where a same-sex marriage creates a right that an unmarried couple could create in some other way, such as by drafting a will.en_US
dc.titleComing collision: Romer and state defense of marriage actsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright (c) 2008 Patrick J. Borchersen_US
dc.description.volume2008en_US
dc.title.workBrigham Young University Law Reviewen_US
dc.description.pages1635-1649en_US
dc.subject.fastSame-sex marriageen_US
dc.subject.fastConflict of lawsen_US
dc.url.fasthttp://id.worldcat.org/fast/01104555en_US
dc.url.fasthttp://id.worldcat.org/fast/00874831en_US
dc.date.year2008en_US
dc.description.issue6en_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Lawen_US
dc.url.link3http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1392923en_US
dc.url.link1https://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?public=false&handle=hein.journals/byulr2008&men_hide=false&men_tab=citnav&collection=journals&id=1651en_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorBorchers, Patrick J.en_US
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