Brief History of Domestic Relations Law Self-Quiz








Tommy is a resident of Utah and a practicing Mormon. Although he is already married with three children, he has an interest in marrying the 17-year-old daughter of his best friend?for religious reasons. When he goes to apply for a marriage license for his second wedding, he will have no problem getting the license.

Francine lives with her daughter and two grandsons. Recently, the city where they live passed an ordinance that made it illegal for extended families to live in the same household. If Francine sues to maintain her current living arrangement, which law will govern the court’s decision?
Choice 1 The local zoning ordinance
Choice 2 The state’s statutory law
Choice 3 The U.S. Constitution
Choice 4 The state’s constitutional law
Shawn and Maria live in a small town in Texas. They want to get married and go to their local clerk to apply for a marriage license. The clerk refuses to grant them a license because the city where they live objects to their type of proposed marriage—Shawn is Asian and Maria is Hispanic. Since marriage is regulated on a local level, the clerk in their small town can derail their marriage plans.
When the U.S. Supreme Court in Eisenstadt v. Baird, 405 U.S. 438 (1972) stated: A “right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person . . . .” what right were they referring to?
Choice 1 The right to marry
Choice 2 The right of privacy
Choice 3 The right to beget children
Choice 4 The right to own property

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