University of Pittsburgh
June 25, 2013

Pitt Legal Scholar Anthony C. Infanti Available to Comment on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Windsor v. United States

The author of Everyday Law for Gays and Lesbians (and Those Who Care About Them), Infanti is an authority on constitutional and tax issues relating to same-sex marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act
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PITTSBURGH—Legal scholar Anthony C. Infanti, professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is available to comment on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Windsor v. United States, a case that challenges the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. The act defines marriage for all federal purposes as a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife. 

The author of Everyday Law for Gays and Lesbians (and Those Who Care About Them) (Paradigm Publishers, 2007)—which includes a chapter titled “Marriage and Its Alternatives” and discussions about the Defense of Marriage Act, state and U.S. Supreme Court rulings, and constitutional law—Infanti is well situated to comment on the federal law, the Court’s decision, and related issues.

 Infanti’s scholarly work has largely addressed the impact of the tax system on traditionally subordinated groups, an area widely known as critical tax theory. The coeditor of Critical Tax Theory: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Infanti has focused his work in critical tax theory work, particularly on the application of the tax laws to lesbians and gay men.  

Infanti’s articles have been published in such scholarly publications as the Utah Law Review, the Florida Tax Review, the Virginia Tax Review, the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, and Unbound: The Harvard Journal of the Legal Left.

Infanti earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Drew University, a Juris Doctor degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Laws degree in taxation at New York University School of Law.