You manage a hotel resort located on the South Beach on the Island of Kauai in Hawaii. You are shifting the focus of your resort from a traditional fun-in-the-sun destination….
Is there sex discrimination in the Vermont marriage laws?
Does your state have a mini-DOMA?
a. Why did the court rule that the Vermont marriage statutes violated the state constitution?
b. Did the court rule that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry? If not, under what circumstances might it reach this result?
c. The court discussed its adoption decision of In re B.L.V.B. What did In re B.L.V.B. decide? What argument did the plaintiffs make on the basis of In re B.L.V.B.? Do you agree with this argument?
d. Is there sex discrimination in the Vermont marriage laws?