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Kramer discusses California's ban on gay marriage on PBS

February 13, 2012

Professor Zachary Kramer appeared on PBS’s Arizona Horizon to discuss the constitutionality of California’s ban on gay marriage and its impact on Arizona, Feb. 9.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently found California’s Proposition 8, which says that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, to be unconstitutional. Kramer said the court’s reasoning behind the decision was that citizens had a right that was taken away for an improper reason.

Kramer said the next step would be to take the case to a larger panel of the 9th Circuit or to the Supreme Court.

He also said that decision wouldn’t have an impact on Arizona because it never allowed same sex marriage in the first place, which was unique to California.

Watch the interview here.

Kramer teaches Employment Law, Special Topics in Employment Discrimination Law and Property. His research focuses on antidiscrimination law, law and sexuality, and work/family issues.