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The "Berkeley Symposium on Same Sex Marriage: Law & Politics"

14 April 2004


Contact: Janet Gilmore
(510) 642-5685 jeg@pa.urel.berkeley.edu

The "Berkeley Symposium on Same Sex Marriage: Law & Politics," a discussion by scholars and advocates, including leading voices, who represent the different sides of this major public policy debate.

The symposium at the University of California, Berkeley, is co-sponsored by the campus's Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) and the campus's Institute for the Study of Social Change. It is free and open to the public.

UC Berkeley law professor Rachel Moran and IGS director Bruce E. Cain will moderate the panel discussions.

1 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 19

Barrows Hall, Lipman Room (8th floor), UC Berkeley

The 12 panelists will include representatives of gay and lesbian rights organizations, representatives of groups actively opposed to same-sex marriage, and scholars who have conducted research and taught on this issue.

Participants will include:
* Randy Thomasson, executive director, Campaign for California Families
* Kate Kendell, executive director, National Center on Lesbian Rights
* Evan Gerstmann, associate professor of political science and law, Loyola Marymount University
* Andrew Koppleman, professor of law, Northwestern University School of Law
* Carole Migden, chairwoman, California State Board Equalization


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