Anthony Infanti Discusses Historic Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling Live On 90.5 WESA's Essential Pittsburgh
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Pitt Law Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Anthony Infanti was a guest on 90.5 WESA's Essential Pittsburgh to discuss on air the historic ruling and its implications for the nation.
"I was a little surprised in how far they actually went," Infanti said, referring to the Supreme Court opinions. "They could have gone not quite so far."
During arguments for Obergefell, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy argued about federalism, Infanti said, and some thought the court may try to strike a balance by allowing some states to not recognize same-sex marriages from other states.
The possibility of such a compromise would have been a compromise that pleased no one, Infanti said.
"That would have been a messy ruling and made everyone miserable," he said.