From Griswold to Goodridge: The Constitutional Dimensions of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
April 2008
So far, state cases have been based on state, rather than federal, constitutional provisions and thus have not been subject to review by the U.S. Supreme Court. However, the high court would have jurisdiction in a case testing whether the U.S Constitution guarantees the right of gay and lesbian couples to wed. If the court takes such a case, its decision will likely stem, at least in part, from its prior rulings on privacy and related issues. [Link]