No. 73-1461.

421 U.S. 7 (1975)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 15, 1975.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bryce E. Roe argued the cause for appellant. With him on the brief was William G. Fowler.

J. Dennis Frederick argued the cause for appellee. On the brief was D. Gary Christian.

MR. JUSTICE BLACKMUN delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case presents the issue whether a state statute specifying for males a greater age of majority than it specifies for females denies, in the context of a parent's obligation for support payments for his children, the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by § 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment.


Appellant Thelma B. Stanton and appellee James Lawrence Stanton, Jr., were married at Elko...

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