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Authors

Addie V. Kies

Abstract

This Note examines the California Supreme Court's decision in In re Marriage Cases, which legalized same-sex marriage in the state. Part II traces the history of same-sex marriage legislation in California, including the impact of Proposition 22. Part III summarizes the procedural background of In re Marriage Cases and analyzes the court's opinion. Part IV discusses Proposition 8's role in reversing In re Marriage Cases and explains the lawsuits pending against it. Part V suggests an alternative compromise to the same-sex marriage debate.