Does the U.S. Constitution Require Same-Sex Marriage?

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Does the Fourteenth Amendment require states to recognize same-sex marriages? A recent California federal district court case said that it does. Now the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is taking up the question, and the U.S. Supreme Court might do so in the near future, too. Our panel of experts will consider what the Constitution requires with respect to this controversial issue.


  • Prof. Jonathan H. Adler, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Prof. Mark P. Strasser, Professor of Law, Capital University Law School
  • M. Edward Whelan III, President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center
  • Moderator: Prof. Jacob H. Huebert, Huebert Law Office and Adjunct Professor of Law, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law