Tagged: gay rights

Vermont okays gay marriage, a legal milestone

Law Professor Linda McClain, an authority on family law and policy, says Vermont’s legislature legalizing gay marriage marks an erosion of political resistance to same-sex unions – at least in that state. “One objection to the Massachusetts high court’s approach of ruling that the constitutional remedy for excluding gay men and lesbians from marriage was […]

Iowa high court shoots down gay-marriage ban

Law Professor Linda McClain, an authority on family law, says the Iowa Supreme Court’s ruling unconstitutional that state’s same-sex-marriage ban is a big legal deal but likely will be challenged. “This is major.  What may happen next is an effort, as in California, to overturn the court by amending Iowa’s constitution.  By contrast to California, […]