THE DISTRICT COURTS AND MARRIAGE INEQUALITY POLICIES
In adjudicating constitutional challenges to state marriage inequality policies, the courts expressed concern about Windsor's ambiguity and left them questioning the rigor with which they should assess the state bans on same-sex marriage.
THE CIRCUIT COURTS AND STATE MARRIAGE INEQUALITY POLICIES
(85) Thus, the court found the marriage inequality policies were not narrowly tailored and failed to satisfy the second prong of strict scrutiny.
(225) He applied minimal scrutiny, however, and concluded that the level of scrutiny was not dispositive anyway as marriage inequality failed even the deferential standard.
Same-sex marriage (aka marriage equality) is a threat to traditional marriage, says Rebecca Solnit, author of Men Explain Things to Me; it's a threat to marriage inequality
: "Because a marriage between two people of the same gender is inherently egalitarian it's a relationship between people who have equal standing and so are free define their roles themselves." The seven essays in Solnit's book consist of politic-bending criticisms like this that expose the inner workings of patriarchy in areas of life where it dominates most, and where meaning and happiness are most often derived: relationships and family, work and the economy, and domestic and public safety.
Her work has focused mainly on institutional abuses such as the Magdalene Laundries and she has also spoken out about gender and marriage inequality
"Retirement planning and estate planning is widely burdened by marriage inequality," says Ravi Perry, an assistant professor at Mississippi State University.
While they've considered relocating for work, they're finding that marriage inequality impacts their earning potential, notes Prince, a compliance officer for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
Their families, friends, and employers will start to take the issue personally as they deal with marriage inequality
not just as an abstraction but as a daily dilemma for real, human families.
But if he's calling for what amounts to marriage inequality
he's hardly likely to be too worried about the rampant inequality in Irish society.
Any LGBT person who is or wants to be in a relationship will feel the sting of marriage inequality
in some form.
He's been funny about it, because he knows that the best and most effective way to end marriage inequality
is to point out the ridiculousness of it.
At the dawn of 2010 marriage inequality
was the law of the land in California and Washington, D.C., "don't ask, don't tell" was firmly in place (blocking gays from open military service for the 17th year), and the words "it gets better" were little more than a promise after bad sex.