Jennifer Pizer of the Williams Institute Discusses Defense of Marriage Act in New York Times Article

June 28, 2011 -- Jennifer Pizer, legal director and Arnold D. Kassoy senior scholar of law at UCLA Law's Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, discussed the Defense of Marriage Act in a New York Times article.

The power of states to say no is tempered by the requirement of the Constitution that they need to work together, even when laws conflict, said Jennifer Pizer, the legal director of the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. “The Constitution says in a general way that we’re one country — states need to play nicely with each other and honor each others’ rules,” she said.

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