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Lecture 23 — Discussion Guide Advanced.
We begin by considering the nature of civil marriage itself.
In this case, as in Perez and Loving, a statute deprives individuals of access to an institution of fundamental legal, personal, and social significance — the institution of marriage — because of a single trait:
Governor Neil Abercrombie signed the legislation on Nov.
Our jurisprudence recognizes that, in these nuanced and fundamentally private areas of life, such a narrow focus is inappropriate.