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Mission Impossible: On Baker, Equal Benefits, And The Imposition Of Stigma, Mark Strasser Dec 2000

Mission Impossible: On Baker, Equal Benefits, And The Imposition Of Stigma, Mark Strasser

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

In Baker v. State, the Vermont Supreme Court held that the state constitution required same-sex couples be afforded the same benefits and protections that married couples receive. While the state did not need to recognize same-sex marriage, at the very least, it needed to create a parallel system providing equal benefits. Professor Mark Strasser argues that a civil union alternative ultimately would not meet the court's requirements because it cannot possibly provide this requisite equality. His central concern is the differing treatment that same-sex marriage and domestic partnerships receive from other states. Additionally, Professor Strasser notes that such a ...


Anglicans, Merchants, And Feminists: A Comparative Study Of The Evolution Of Married Women's Rights In Virginia, New York, And Wisconsin, Joseph A. Ranney Apr 2000

Anglicans, Merchants, And Feminists: A Comparative Study Of The Evolution Of Married Women's Rights In Virginia, New York, And Wisconsin, Joseph A. Ranney

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

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Empty Gestures: The (In)Significance Of Recent Attempts To Liberalize Algerian Family Law, Ann Luerssen Crowther Apr 2000

Empty Gestures: The (In)Significance Of Recent Attempts To Liberalize Algerian Family Law, Ann Luerssen Crowther

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

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Misconceived Laws: The Irrationality Of Parental Involvement Requirements For Contraception, Jessica R. Arons Mar 2000

Misconceived Laws: The Irrationality Of Parental Involvement Requirements For Contraception, Jessica R. Arons

William & Mary Law Review

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The Absolution Of Reynolds: The Constitutionality Of Religious Polygamy, Todd M. Gillett Feb 2000

The Absolution Of Reynolds: The Constitutionality Of Religious Polygamy, Todd M. Gillett

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

The ancient practice of polygamy became prevalent in parts of the United States in the mid-nineteenth century, when the Mormon Church canonized the doctrine of polygamy and encouraged its practice among its members. Today, there are nearly 40, 000 polygamists in the United States, mostly living in Utah. The Supreme Court has ruled on polygamy several times in decisions and dicta, each time finding it to be unconstitutional within the United States. In Reynolds v. United States, a 1878 decision upholding a statute that criminalized polygamy, the Court introduced the belief/action distinction that controls religious First Amendment doctrine today ...


On Children And Dual Nationality: Sabet And The Islamic Republic Of Iran, Nancy Amoury Combs Jan 2000

On Children And Dual Nationality: Sabet And The Islamic Republic Of Iran, Nancy Amoury Combs

Faculty Publications

The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal's recent decision in Sabet and The Islamic Republic of Iran sheds new light on difficult issues concerning the dual nationality of minors. In particular, the case was the first in which the Tribunal determined minor dual national claimants to have a dominant and effective nationality different from that of either of their parents. Further, the Tribunal broke new ground in its analysis of 'the caveat,' an equitable doctrine that can bar the claims of dual nationals. This article applauds the Tribunal's advances in its caveat jurisprudence and develops a new approach that would ...


Spiritual Treatment Exemptions To Child Medical Neglect Laws: What We Outsiders Should Think, James G. Dwyer Jan 2000

Spiritual Treatment Exemptions To Child Medical Neglect Laws: What We Outsiders Should Think, James G. Dwyer

Faculty Publications

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