Anthony Infanti Pens Huffington Post Editorials
Writing for the Huffington Post, Pitt Law Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Research Anthony Infanti shared his thoughts regarding the recent moves in the Texas legislature to prohibit state and local officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The move is designed to ensure that any positive decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage is bogged down in litigation for an extended period.
The May 13 column, "Messing with Texas on Marriage," poses the question, "Is this really about states' rights or is it just another instance of states' rights being used as code for a license to discriminate?"
Infanti also published an April 29 opinion piece for the Huffington Post about the pending Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges, which could determine whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right that states cannot ban.
In "Forget Reading the Tea Leaves on Marriage Equality," Infanti covers the uneven legal terrain same-sex couples will continue face regardless of the court's ruling in the case, noting, "In states like Pennsylvania, the possibility of losing a job or housing or being denied service in a restaurant will obviously deter some same-sex couples from taking the step of marrying—or, if they do marry, from publicly announcing or acknowledging their marriage."