Brigham Young University Law Review

Brigham Young University Law Review is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 2008, No. 6, 2008

Abortion across State Lines
In the span of about a year in the mid-1990s, news media featured two stories about adolescent girls and abortion. In examining the somewhat sensationalized accounts of the two stories, one realizes that each could have been presented very differently....
From Slavery to Same-Sex Marriage: Comity versus Public Policy in Inter-Jurisdictional Recognition of Controversial Domestic Relations
TABLE OF CONTENTSI. INTRODUCTION: COMITY VERSUS DOMESTIC POLICY INTEGRITY FOR FAMILY RELATIONS ............................... 1856II. POSITIONING CURRENT DEBATES OVER THE IMPORTATION OF CONTROVERSIAL FORMS OF DOMESTIC RELATIONS WITHIN THE HISTORY OF...
Interstate Pluralism: The Role of Federalism in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate
Abstract:This Article discusses the role of federalism in the debate over interstate recognition of same-sex marriages. It examines and rejects as simplistic the argument that the role of full faith and credit is to promote greater national uniformity....
Interstate Recognition of Adoptions: On Jurisdiction, Full Faith and Credit, and the Kinds of Challenges the Future May Bring
I. INTRODUCTIONTwo recent high-profile cases involving adoptions by same-sex partners highlight the potential difficulties that can arise when families composed of same-sex parents and their children cross state lines. In Einstuen v. Crutcher,1 the Tenth...
The Coming Collision: Romer and State Defense of Marriage Acts
I. INTRODUCTIONAndrew Koppelman's book, Same Sex, Different States: When Same-Sex Marriages Cross State Lines? drove me to the realization that interstate choice of law questions involving same-sex marriage are entering a new and more subde stage of...