National Call-In: Relationship Recognition and the Supreme Court

09-Oct-2014

On Monday, October 6, 2014, the United States Supreme Court made a historic decision by declining to hear all five state relationship recognition cases pending in the upcoming term. The milestone decision will allow same-sex couples to marry in five states, with six more likely to follow suit. As soon as the Court’s decision was released, practitioners scrambling to analyze the Justices’ decision as well as its impact for couples in states across the country. Expert speakers discussed the intricacies behind the decision and what’s next for LGBT rights. Speakers included Paul Smith, a partner at Jenner & Block; Tobias Barrington Wolff, a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School; and Paul Wolfson, a partner at WilmerHale who has argued 21 cases in the Supreme Court.

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