The Next Big Question For Marriage

After the U.S. Supreme Court's Recent Rulings, Challenges Remain for States, Same-Sex Couples, and the Federal Government

The U.S. Supreme Court decisions on marriage rights—striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, and clearing the way for same-sex marriage to resume in California—felt like the culmination of a movement. But they were also the beginning of a new era for civil marriage, and new questions for law and governance. In advance of “What’s Next for Marriage Rights?” a Zócalo/UCLA Williams Institute event, we asked experts in the law and marriage: What is the biggest unresolved legal question after the U.S. Supreme Court marriage decisions?