Symposium Issue: Making Constitutional Change

Volume 37, Issue 1

The N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change is proud to publish the following issue, dedicated to the 2012 Symposium: Making Constitutional Change: The Past, Present, and Future Role of Perry v. Brown.  Authors provided their insights to the questions listed below.

Kate Berry and Elizabeth Daniel VasquezPreface
Mateya Beth KelleyIntroduction

Question 1: How has Perry affected the work of LGBTQ advocates working on issues other than marriage equality, or on marriage equality in ways other than litigation?

Gabriel Arkles, Marriage and Mass Incarceration
Mary BernsteinPerry and the LGTBQ Movement
Ryan KendallProp. 8: Advancing Civil Rights Through Cultural and Constitutional Change
Anthony Michael Kreis and Robin Fretwell WilsonThe Overlooked Benefit of Minimalism: Perry v. Brown and the Future of Marriage Equality
Nancy D. PolikoffWhat Marriage Equality Arguments Portend for Domestic Partner Employee Benefits
Andrea J. RitchieThe Pertinence of Perry to Challenging the Continuing Criminalization of LGBT People
Natasha Rivera-Silber“Coming Out Undocumented” in the Age of Perry
Dean SpadeUnder the Cover of Gay Rights
Urvashi Vaid“Now You Get What You Want, Do You Want More?”
Karin WangWhen Litigation Collides with Grassroots Organizing: The Impact of the Perry Lawsuit Through the Eyes of Asian Americans Organizing for Marriage Equality
Evan WolfsonWhere Perry Fits in the National Strategy to Win the Freedom to Marry

Question 2: How has Perry affected other marriage-equality litigation strategies?

Matt ColesReinhardt is Right; Perry is a Case About California
Roberta Kaplan and Jaren JanghorbaniProof vs. Prejudice
Michael KaveySlighting the Sex-Discrimination Claim in Hollingsworth v. Perry
Jennifer C. PizerHow Has Perry Affected Other Marriage-Rights Strategies? Reflections on a Silver Anniversary and the Golden Rule
Paul M. SmithThe Perry Litigation and the Changing Political Landscape for Marriage Equality
Therese M. Stewart and Mollie M. LeeThe Role of Public Law Offices in Marriage Equality Litigation
Laurence H. Tribe and Joshua MatzAn Ephemeral Moment: Minimalism, Equality, and Federalism in the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Question 3: How—ideally—should Perry be decided?

Brian ChelcunPerry‘s Path to Equality: Rejecting “Gay Marriage” and Rethinking the “Right to Marry”
Erwin ChemerinskyHollingsworth v. Perry: What Should the Court Do?
David B. CruzRepealing Rights: Proposition 8, Perry, and Crawford Contextualized
William N. Eskridge, Jr.Marriage Equality: An Idea Whose Time is Coming . . .
Danieli EvansImagining a Same-Sex Marriage Decision Based on Dignity: Considering Human Experience in Constitutional Law
Graham Gee, Same-Sex Marriage and Perry: a Case for Judicial Minimalism?
Sara MaederDivorcing Marriage from its Incidents: Framing Perry as a Celebration of Family Self-Determination
Melissa MurrayParadigms Lost: How Domestic Partnership Went From Innovation to Injury
Kate O’ReganUndoing Humiliation, Fostering Equal Citizenship: Human Dignity in South Africa’s Sexual Orientation Equality Jurisprudence
Ruthann RobsonThirteen False Blackbirds
Kenji YoshinoWhy the Court Can Strike Down Marriage Restrictions Under Rational-Basis Review

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