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Professor David S. Cohen Discusses Same-Sex Marriage and the U.S. Supreme Court on CNN Affiliate

December 06, 2012

On Dec. 3 Professor David S. Cohen appeared on Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV's "Same-Sex Marriage – the Long and Winding Road to the Supreme Court" presented by the American Law Journal

Cohen commented on the two issues likely to be considered by the court, the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8, the California law which banned same sex marriage. If the Supreme Court ruled that DOMA was unconstitutional it would not necessarily mean that the states have to recognize same-sex marriage themselves, Cohen said. (video at 1:44). On the other hand, if the court considers Proposition 8, Cohen says it "could settle the issue for the whole country." (video at 2:00).  

The Legal Intelligencer's senior staff writer, Gina Passarella, interviewed  Professor Cohen along with Temple University Beasley School of Law assistant professor Leonore Carpenter. 

An expert on discrimination law, Cohen has published articles in the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, George Washington Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Boston University Law Review, South Carolina Law Review and the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.