Joan Hollinger Believes California’s Gay Marriages Can Set Positive Examples

Los Angeles Times, May 27, 2009 by Carol J. Williams,0,1635113,print.story

“One role that the 18,000 couples will play, whether they want to play it or not, is exemplars of how the world won’t come to an end,” said UC Berkeley law professor Joan Hollinger. Now that the state’s legal issues have been addressed on Proposition 8, the proponents of equal marriage rights for gays can take up the issue at the federal level, where the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law can be addressed, Hollinger said.