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NIU professors react to DOMA and Prop 8 cases

Plaintiff Edith Windsor of New York waves to supporters in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, after the court heard arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case. The U.S. Supreme Court, in the second day of gay marriage cases, turned Wednesday to a constitutional challenge to the federal law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Logan Love

April 3, 2013

The Defense of Marraige Act will likely be struck down and Proposition 8 will be dismissed by the Supreme Court, according to Artemus Ward, political science professor and Supreme Court expert. The Supreme Court heard arguments on two cases last week that could change how marriage is defined and how ...

Law professor publishes ‘Statutory Parenthood for Same-sex Partners’

Ryan Felgenhauer

December 4, 2011

An NIU law professor published an article in the December issue of the Illinois Bar Journal, which came out today, about parenthood issues in same-sex couples. In "Statutory Parenthood for Same-sex Partners," law professor emeritus Jeffrey Parness suggests potential laws for parents in civil unions. ...