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Same-Sex Marriage and the Future of DOMA: Law, Politics, Federalism, and Families
Thursday, April 7, 2011, at 3pm
Featuring a lecture:
One State's Challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act
Followed by a panel of legal and academic experts:
Massachusetts, the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, filed suit against the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 2009. A companion suit was filed by same-sex couples. Last year, a federal judge ruled that DOMA violates the Constitution's 10th Amendment and equal protection guarantee. On Feb 23, the Obama administration announced it would no longer defend DOMA. The symposium will address the meaning of these dramatic legal and political developments, the diverse views of the states on federalism and same-sex marriage, and Americans' changing perceptions of gay and lesbian families.
Sponsored by the Maurer School of Law and the LGBT Alumni Advisory Board, the College of Arts & Sciences, the IU Office of Affirmative Action, the IU GLBT Alumni Association, the Center on Law, Society & Culture, and OUTlaw.
For more information, contact Steve Sanders at email@example.com.
Revised: March 12, 2011
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs