Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Gay Thing: Chain Reaction that May End the Nevada Marriage Ban

It's funny how the decision of one corporation during the process of an unrelated lawsuit could cause a chain reaction that will likely undo Nevada's ill-begotten constitutional gay marriage ban. Poetic justice, I'd say. And a great story.


How a Single Gay Juror Brought Down Nevada’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Nevada AG Catherine Cortez Masto, image from
source, Slate
In 2011, attorneys for Abbott Laboratories dismissed a prospective juror prior to a blockbuster trial on account of his sexual orientation. Abbott’s attorneys were convinced that the juror, an openly gay man, would be prejudiced against Abbott, which had been accused of inflating the price of an HIV drug. The company’s legal opponents cried foul and litigated the dismissal. And now, thanks to that juror, Nevada just gave up on its same-sex marriage ban. . .

Read more at: Slate

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