Sunday, October 28, 2007

Amici Briefs in the Rhode Island case-Having married in Massachusetts, may a lesbian couple now get divorced in Rhode Island?

I just found the following amici curiae briefs for the Rhode Island case, available on the website of the Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), including GLAD's own brief, authored in part by Mary Bonauto, who was lead counsel in the Goodridge case; another brief by various conflict of laws, civil rights and family law professors, with California's Barbara Cox, Erwin Chemerinsky and Boston's family law professor Charles Kindregan among them, concurring with the GLAD position; and yet another brief by other amici, including Brigham Young University law professor Lynn Wardle, coming down on the other side of the question.

There were also many other amici, and all the briefs in this case seem to be available on the GLAD website at

Cox, Chemerinsky, Kindregan et al:

Lynn Wardle et al:


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