Title

Romer Revisited or 'The Devil in the Details': Is Georgia's Marriage Amendment Constitutionally Defective?

Publication Title

Florida Coastal Law Review

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Abstract

A comparison of the language of the various state marriage amendments reveals that the phrasing of Georgia's language is unique in limiting marriage to "only the union of man and woman." While other amendments clearly have a broader focus, prohibiting bigamy and polygamy as well as same-sex unions, Georgia's language uniquely bars only homosexual unions. This paper explores the implications of that uniqueness and the extent to which that singular focus imperils the constitutionality of the amendment, particularly under the standards of Romer v. Evans, as well as Lawrence v. Texas.

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Recommended Citation

L. Lynn Hogue, Symposium, Romer Revisited or 'The Devil in the Details': Is Georgia's Marriage Amendment Constitutionally Defective?, 7 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 255 (2005).

Volume

7

Issue

2

First Page

255

Last Page

270

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