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Elon Law Review examines impacts of Supreme Court decisions regarding definition of marriage

Volume 6, Issue 2 of the Elon Law Review is titled, “The Effects of Windsor and Perry on Constitutional Law, Family Law, Tax Law, and Society.”  

The issue derives from a symposium held at Elon Law on November 1, 2013.

Articles and notes from Volume Six, Issue Two of the Elon Law Review are available here.

Content in the issue includes:


  • “Electing Fairness: A Check-the-Box-Style Regime for Same-Sex Couples’ Tax Filing Status” by Jennifer Bird-Pollan
  • “Taxation of Same-Sex Couples After United States v. Windsor: Did the IRS get it right in Revenue Ruling 2013-17?“ by Patricia A. Cain
  • “Animus as Undue Burden” by William C. Duncan
  • “The Implications of Justice Kennedy’s Opinion in United States v. Windsor” by Richard S. Myers
  • “Federalism or Extreme Makeover of State Domestic Regulations Power? The Rules and the Rhetoric of Windsor (and Perry)” by Elizabeth Oklevitch and Lynne Marie Kohm
  • “North Carolina Same-Sex Wedlock: The Intersection of United States v. Windsor with North Carolina’s Statutory and Constitutional Prohibitions on Same-Sex Marriage” by Rebecca Perry
  • “What’s Next After Windsor?” by Mark Strasser
  • “’Sticks and Stones’: Windsor, the New Morality, and Its Old Language” by Lynn D. Wardle


  • “South Africa’s Gay Revolution: The Development of Gay and Lesbian Rights in South Africa’s Constitution and the Lingering Societal Stigma Towards the Country’s Homosexuals” by Thomas Brown
  • “Worker Centers and the ‘Social Cause Exception’” by John Evans


  • “The Effects of Hollingsworth and Windsor on Family Law” by Margaret F. Brinig

More information about the Elon Law Review is available here. 


Philip Craft,
6/5/2014 2:00 PM