Obama’s move on same-sex marriage is ‘very rare,’ WFU law professor says

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) is cited in a Feb. 24 Winston-Salem Journal article about gay marriage.

“President Barack Obama’s decision to no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law that bars the government from recognizing same-sex marriages is a ‘very rare’ move, not often used by presidents,” according to Gilreath. “The announcement Wednesday means that the federal government will not step in to defend its own law.”

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