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Marriage and Same-Sex Marriage in Constitutional Law

This lesson covers the basic constitutional issues and arguments in marriage with an emphasis on same-sex marriage litigation. It emphasizes understanding the Supreme Court's 2013 decisions in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor, involving the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), respectively.

It can be used as class preparation, supplement, or review.

This lesson has been updated to reflect changes in the law through February 14, 2014.

Lesson Completion Time

60 - 90 minutes
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Lesson ID

CST09