California's Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

facebook twitter google print email

Expert:
Kermit Roosevelt
Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania

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

Quotes:
“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.”