Craig v. Boren
Significance, Further Readings
Curtis Craig, for men between the ages of 18 and 21 wanting to purchase 3.2 percent beer in the state of Oklahoma and Ms. Whitener, a licensed vendor for 3.2 percent beer, for other vendors.
David Boren, Governor of Oklahoma
That Oklahoma laws prohibiting the sale of 3.2 percent beer to males under 21 and females under 18 discriminated against males between the ages of 18 and 21.
Chief Lawyer for Appellants
Frederick P. Gilbert
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
James H. Gray
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., John Paul Stevens, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
Warren E. Burger, William H. Rehnquist
Date of Decision
5 October 1976
That the Oklahoma laws restricting the sale of 3.2 percent beer to males over 21 and females over 18 violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment by discriminating on the basis of gender.
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