Prof. NeJaime was quoted in several news sources on DOMA and Prop. 8

Associate Professor Doug NeJaime provided commentary on Supreme Court same-sex marriage cases, including annotation of the Prop. 8 decision for the LA Times.

"Today the U.S. Su­preme Court cleared the way for same-sex mar­riages to re­sume in Cali­for­nia as the justices, in a pro­ced­ur­al rul­ing, turned away the de­fend­ers of
Pro­pos­i­tion 8.

Chief Justice John Roberts, speak­ing for the 5-4 ma­jor­ity, said the private spon­sors of Prop. 8 did not have leg­al stand­ing to ap­peal after the bal­lot meas­ure was struck down by a fed­er­al judge in San Fran­cisco.

As the day pro­ceeds, Douglas Ne­Jaime (DN) of Loy­ola Law School, left, will break down the opin­ions. To jump dir­ectly to his com­ments, use the links be­low right, or open the “notes” tab."

In order to shed some light on the implications of that historic decision, The Hollywood Reporter consulted with legal expertDoug NeJaime, an associate professor at Loyola Law School who teaches courses in law and sexuality, family law and constitutional law.

The Hollywood Reporter: What does today's Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8 mean for California?

Doug NeJaime: Given that the court didn't address the question of the merits or substance of Proposition 8, and they said that the proponents don't have standing to appeal, it restores the District Court's decision from August 2010, which said that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. In practical effects what I think will happen is that the state will start to let [same-sex] couples marry.