In Orr v. Orr the United States Supreme Court held unconstitutional the Alabama alimony statutes which provided that husbands, but not wives, may be required to pay alimony upon divorce. The Court's principal reason for so holding was the statutes' violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the fourteenth amendment on the basis of sex discrimination.
Detec, David A. and Thomas-Moore, Jane L.
"Equal Protection; State Alimony Statutes; Sex Discrimination; Orr v. Orr,"
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