What Marriage Equality Would Mean For The Economy

Fast Company
By Gwen Moran
May 6, 2015

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard long-awaited arguments on four cases related to same-sex marriage. At stake is the determination of whether there is a constitutional right to marry and whether states have an obligation to perform same-sex marriages. The court may also issue a narrower decision on whether states must recognize legal marriages performed in other states, and not rule on the states’ obligation to perform them.

“If the Supreme Court rules the way it’s expected to, then that’s it. That’ll be a 50-state solution,” says Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based libertarian think tank. Shapiro is among those who believe that marriage equality is rooted in the U.S. Constitution.


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