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Same-Sex Marriage in the United States

  • Macarena SáezEmail author
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 42)

Abstract

This Chapter gives a brief analysis of the status of same-sex marriage in the United States prior to the US Supreme Court decisions of 2013 and the status of litigation and political reforms triggered in part by these court decisions. It shows that marriage is a central institution in the country’s rationale of family law in ways that separate it from other western countries that have allowed same-sex marriage.

Keywords

Same-sex marriage Dignity Autonomy Equality Family law 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Washington College of LawAmerican UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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