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At Supreme Court, Gay Marriage Foes Make Their Strongest Case Yet

posted on January 23, 2013

At The Atlantic, Andrew Cohen overviews the latest, and strongest, legal arguments used by proponents of Proposition 8 to oppose same-sex marriage. Intended to win the swing-vote of Justice Kennedy, a recently filed brief hopes to persuade the justices that the new case to be heard by the Supreme Court is “different” than previous cases: “To prevail, foes of same-sex marriage must convince at least five justices — and especially the aforementioned Justice Kennedy — that this case is different from three other Supreme Court decisions that recognized either broader marriage rights or protections from discrimination based upon sexual orientation,” Cohen writes. 

Read at The Atlantic