Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Politics and International Relations
© 2014 Tracy Yao
Marriage equality exists in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Activists are waiting on the Supreme Court to issue a ruling and bring the movement to its conclusion. Critics of litigation claim that its effects are limited at best, and that the movement's desired result could be achieved without stepping foot in a courtroom. This Article seeks to examine the marriage equality movement's strategy for getting to this point, particularly the role of courts, and argues that litigation was an effective and necessary means of expanding the freedom to marry.
Yao, Tracy, "How to Get Married: An Examination of the Marriage Equality Litigation Strategy" (2015). Scripps Senior Theses. 523.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.