Prof. Manheim quoted on implications of federal same-sex marriage laws on states
Professor Karl Manheim discussed how states might reconcile their policies on same-sex marriages with the federal laws recognizing them in a Mother Jones story, "This Guy Is Single-Handedly Destroying Pennsylvania's Gay-Marriage Ban." Excerpt:
Last week, Manheim notes, the IRS began to let same-sex couples file joint tax returns, regardless of whether they live in a state where same-sex marriage is legal. "We're soon going to have a proliferation of federal laws that treat [gay] folks as married," Manheim says. "The next battleground is whether states like Pennsylvania are going to be able to ignore this."