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Gay Rights Gets a Brown v. Board – If It Doesn’t Backfire

posted on December 11, 2012

At The New Republic, Linda Hirschman explores the consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision to take up two gay marriage cases this term, one on DOMA and the other on California’s Prop 8. For gay rights advocates, she warns that the court’s consideration of the challenge to Prop 8 “raises the odds that the Supreme Court strategy may backfire—a risk that the modest challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act was likely to avoid.” Hirschman is the author of Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution and an upcoming book on Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg.

Read at The New Republic