California Court and Proposition 8 Challenge

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151February 23, 2009

Dr. Kermit Roosevelt
Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania

Researches and teaches constitutional law and conflict of laws

“Regardless of where you stand on same-sex marriage, what's troubling for U.S. citizens in the California case is the idea that an equality guarantee could not be effectively enforced against the will of a majority. The point of such a guarantee is precisely to protect minorities from discrimination at the hands of a majority.”