How are we going to win the freedom to marry and end marriage discrimination nationwide? Decades ago, my movement colleagues and I set out to answer that question, and then to make good on the answer.
First in debate, and then in the real work of laying the foundation, breaking the ice, starting to win, and moving the cause forward, we came to understand–and put forward–a national strategy. To shape the strategy that would guide us to victory, we drew on lessons from the history of other social justice movements and other social change chapters in American history. And we drew, as well, on the structure of marriage and how marriage operates in our federal/state system.
Reflections on the LGBT movement since the author was at NYU in RLSC and impact of Perry moving forward.
Examination of how the LGBTQ movement has worked through multiple legal and non-legal institutions simultaneously, and the effects each has had on the others.
Argues that Perry has pushed marriage equality to be more mainstream, thereby affecting other cases through judicial notice of shifting public opinion.
Perry is an opportunity for the court to correct constitutional doctrine by focusing on substantive due process and clarify its marriage jurisprudence.
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