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If Prop. 8 Passes, What About Those Who Wed?

Publication Date: 
November 01, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
Bob Egelko

Professor Jane Schacter is quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle story about the status of same-sex couples who are already married if Prop. 8 were to pass:

Stanford law Professor Jane Schacter said the issue isn't clear-cut, but she thinks the court would be reluctant to revoke the right to marry after the fact. The main reason, she said, is that newlywed couples often rely on their marital status to take actions they might otherwise put off - adopting or having children, borrowing money, buying a home.

"We want to say to couples that when you marry, you can rely on being married," she said.