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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Symposium on After Marriage at Florida State Law

I'm delighted to share the news of this upcoming symposium at FSU on January 31, 2014, entitled "After Marriage."

The symposium, “After Marriage,” explores what a national marriage equality precedent would mean for gay rights, marriage, the family and anti-discrimination law more generally. Numerous conferences and symposia have been devoted to exploring the road toward marriage equality for same-sex couples. This symposium is devoted instead to the road after marriage equality. It uses the two marriage equality cases recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court as an opportunity to think about what the future holds for these areas of the law in the wake of marriage rights for same-sex couples. The event will bring together scholars and movement members of national prominence to explore this important and largely uncharted question. 

Issues to consider might include:

  • What would marriage equality on a national level mean for marriage as an institution?  What would it mean for the family more generally? 
  • Many activists and movement members have framed marriage for same-sex couples as an end point.  What if we reconceive marriage equality as the beginning rather than the end?  What might it be the beginning of?
  • How, if at all, would marriage equality impact other progressive movements, including the movements for economic equality, for reproductive rights, for racial justice, for disability rights, and for transgender rights?
  • What, if any, consequences would there be to a Court decision in favor of marriage equality (rather than, say, a state or federal legislative decision)?  How plausible and persuasive is the backlash thesis in the particular context of marriage (as opposed to, say, reproductive rights)? 

Click here to view the program schedule.  More information about the speakers and CLE credit and how to register or watch the webcast after the jump.

Symposium available via webcast. Registrants will be provided a link to the webcast a few days prior to the event.

Featured Presenters and Commentators

Mary L. Bonauto, Esq., Civil Rights Project Director, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

Courtney Cahill, Donald Hinkle Professor, Florida State University College of Law

Mary Anne Case, Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

Dennis G. Collard, Partner, Kessler & Solomiany Family Law Attorneys

Kara S. Coredini, Esq., Executive Director, MassEquality

Martha M. Ertman, Carole & Hanan Sibel Research Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

William N. Eskridge, Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School

Hayley Gorenberg, Deputy Legal Director, Lambda Legal

Michael Klarman, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Melissa Murray, Professor of Law, University of California - Berkeley School of Law

Douglas NeJaime, Professor of Law, University of California - Irvine School of Law

Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Charles M. and Marion J. Kierscht Professor of Law, The University of Iowa College of Law

Laura Rosenbury, Professor of Law and the John S. Lehmann Research Professor, Washington University School of Law

Elizabeth F. Schwartz, Esq., Attorney, Elizabeth F. Schwartz Attorneys & Mediators

Marc Spindelman, Isadore and Ida Topper Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Deborah A. Widiss, Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Mary Ziegler, Assistant Professor, Florida State University College of Law

Registration: The registration fee for this event is $35. The fee covers all sessions and a boxed lunch. Click here to register.

Papers will be published in the Florida State University Law Review

CLE credit approved (reference number 1307138N).

For more information, contact Derinda Kirkland. Telephone:  850.644.5799 or e-mail: dkirklan@law.fsu.edu.

Posted by Dan Markel on January 14, 2014 at 09:27 AM in Constitutional thoughts | Permalink

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