The Supreme Court has been requested to address the issue as to whether a state must allow gays and lesbians to get married. This marks the first time the Court has been presented with the question of same-sex marriage and whether there is a fundamental right to marry. The federal district judge hearing the case affirmed Nevada's ban on same-sex marriage, concluding that past precedent states that there is no fundamental right to same-sex marriage and the law served a legitimate purpose in protecting the institution of marriage.
See Court Might Hear New Basic Marriage Case
, Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog (December 6, 2012).
Posted by Anne E. Brown, Esq.
, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal