In light of the awaited Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, Ben Kaufman ’17 and Wyatt Smitherman ’16 debate what affects the decision might have. Kaufman argues same-sex marriage will not necessarily set a precedent for other non-traditional marriages, while Smitherman claims allowing same-sex marriage may have unexpected consequences.
Marriage in the United States is not, as it is romanticized, a way to celebrate love, but a way to dole out financial and social benefits. These benefits, however, are often inaccessible to low income people, a category queers and people of color disproportionately fall under.
The newly established Stanford Anscombe Society (SAS) hosted its first event, titled “Marriage Without Adjectives,” on Tuesday night. Former Hoover Fellow Jennifer Roback Morse, the founder of the Ruth Institute, delivered the kickoff talk.
In a long-awaited victory for gay rights advocates, a federal judge in San Francisco struck down Proposition 8 yesterday, overturning the 2008 voter initiative banning same-sex marriage in California.
Same-sex marriage and the (il)logic of discrimination