Family and Child Welfare Professors Urge 10th Circuit Court of Appeals To Affirm Lower Court Ruling Striking Down Utah’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples
March 4, 2014 — An amicus brief was filed today with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Family and Child Welfare Professors nationwide asking the Court to affirm the lower court ruling which found Utah’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples unconstitutional. The marriage ban, the Professors write, undermines rather than furthers the state’s interests in children and child welfare.
The Family and Child Welfare Law Professors amicus brief — co-authored by Joan Heifetz Hollinger (UC Berkeley), Courtney Joslin (UC Davis), and Laura Kessler (University of Utah) — seeks to provide the Court with a more complete and accurate understanding of the multiple purposes of marriage, and its relationship to procreation and parentage. Kessler thanked a group of College of Law students, including Maria Cruz, Jeffrey … Full Story »