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'Legal Perspectives on Marriage Equality' symposium to be held on Saturday, January 27, 2007

January 23, 2007 6:00 AM

Law and Sexuality: A Review of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Legal Issues is pleased to announce their “Legal Perspectives on Marriage Equality“ symposium to be held on Saturday, January 27. The journal started with a symposium in 1990, and Volume 16 is fortunate enough to have the resources (including generous donations) to do so. The sponsors of the event are Law and Sexuality and the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association.

The event will commence at 8 am with breakfast in the Multi-purpose Room, continue with two panels at 9 am in Rm. 157, and conclude with a luncheon in the University Center. The entire program is open to the public.

Schedule: 8 am-9 am: Breakfast and Registration, Law School, Room 106

9 am-10:30 am: Panel I: Civil Unions vs. Marriage in the Current Political Landscape; Law School, Room 157

•Judge Gary Cohen, Moderator, Provincial Court of British Columbia and the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Judges

•Professor Stacy Sobel, Equality Advocates Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania School of Law

•Regina Matthews, Martzell & Bickford and New Orleans Forum for Equality

•Professor John Culhane, Widener Law School and Yale School of Public Health 10:30 am-10:50 am: Break

10:50 am-12:20 pm: Panel II: Challenging Same-Sex Marriage Bans in the Courts: Constitutional vs. Procedural Approaches; Law School, Room 157

•Professor Keith Werhan, Moderator, Tulane Law School

•Aaron Caplan, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

•Professor Suzanne Goldberg, Columbia University School of Law

•Professor Andrew Koppelman, Northwestern School of Law

12:30 pm-2 pm: Lunch, Lavin-Bernick University Center, Faculty Dining Room