Romr Vs Evings Case Study

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ROMER v. EVANS (1996) In 1992, Colorado voters adopted Amendment 2 to their State Constitution preventing any level of government to take action designed to protect persons from discrimination based on their "homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual orientation, conduct, practices or relationships." In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court in 1996 concluded that the amendment violates the Equal Protection Clause because it imposes a disability on homosexuals without a legitimate state interest. The Court reasoned that the purpose of this Amendment “seems inexplicable by anything but animus toward the class it affects,” thus lacking a rational relationship to legitimate state interests. Supreme Court Justice Kennedy argued that protection offered by

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