The article presents a U.S. Supreme Court case Perry v. Brown wherein the status of marriage is considered as unique and same sex couples are denied of marriage but granted the same rights and responsibilities as married one. It mentions the views of Stephen Reinhardt, a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, that a granting rights and responsibilities is not sufficient substitute and mystique of marriage is the central issue related LGBT people.
Under the Cover of Gay Rights, 37 N.Y.U. REV. L. & SOC. CHANGE 79