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UT constitutional law professors available to discuss same-sex marriage decisions


The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act law that denied federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples is unconstitutional.

UT constitutional law professors Rebecca Zietlow and Lee Strang are available today to discuss the decision on DOMA, as well as Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage.

“As the states decide same-sex couples can legally marry, it will be recognized not only in the states where they live, but also under federal law. This is a huge decision and will impact many regarding federal tax and social security benefits,” Zietlow said.


“If you’re a fan of same-sex marriage you’ve seen some movement in your direction. If you are a fan of traditional marriage, you haven’t seen the Supreme Court mandate same-sex marriage,” Strang said.

Contact Meghan Cunningham at 419.350.3879 to schedule an interview with Zietlow and/or Strang.

Media Coverage
The Blade (June 27, 2013)
WNWO and WTOL 11 (June 27, 2013)
Leading Edge with Jerry Anderson (July 1, 2013)
Deadline Now (July 19, 2013)


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