Cleveland Board of Education versus LaFleur (1974): "This court has long recognized that freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage and family life is one of the liberties protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment."
Loving versus Virginia (1967): The "freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men."
Taylor versus Safely (1987): "the decision to marry is a fundamental right" and "marriage is an expression of emotional support and public commitment."
Zablocki versus Redhail (1978): "The right to marry is of fundamental importance for all individuals."
The Supreme Court established the scrutiny test for the Equal Protection Clause in Craig versus Boren in 1976.AGE isn't excluded either. How could you exclude age if they don't mention it being excluded under the equal protection clause? Explain that.
Walker ruled that Prop 8 did not pass the intermediate scrutiny test because the state had no substantial interest in mandating gender roles in marriage. Therefore, Prop 8 was gender discrimination. For children below the age of consent to be allowed to marry, it would have to pass the Rational-basis test. Care to explain how the government would have an interest in young children marrying pedophiles?Originally Posted by wikipedia