California's Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

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Kermit Roosevelt
Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania

Researches and teaches constitutional law and conflict of laws.
Former clerk to Supreme Court Justice David Souter

“I think there’s very little chance it’s going to pass. I think people don’t want to be on the wrong side of history. As the nation gets more familiar with and comfortable with gay marriage, banning same-sex marriage is going to look as silly and outmoded as the ban on interracial marriage.
“Generally, American constitutional law is a one-way process. We grant rights. We don’t take them away. We decide that people are equal. We don’t decide it’s okay to discriminate against them.”