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March 14, 2005

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Jodi Bart, UT Law Communications Coordinator, (512) 471-7330.

UT Law Professors Douglas Laycock and Louise Weinberg, and BYU Professor Richard Wilkins,
to Conduct Debate on Same-Sex Marriage

Texas Journal of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights to organize day-long conference

What: The Debate over Same-Sex Marriages Day-Long conference
Where: Eidman Courtroom in the Connally Center (CCJ) at UT Law
When: Thurs., March 24, 2005, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; debate 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Sponsor: The Texas Journal of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Streaming Video of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate Now Available in Windows Media Format: http://realaudio.cc.utexas.edu:8080/asxgen/law/depts/media/Reels/TJCLCR3-24.wmv
(Requires Windows Media Player)

AUSTIN, Texas — The issue of same-sex marriage will be debated at a day-long forum sponsored by the Texas Journal of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights on Thurs., March 24 in the Eidman Courtroom at UT Law.

The conference will feature members of the legislature, clergy, and professors. At 3:30 p.m., UT professors Laycock and Weinberg, and Brigham Young Professor Richard Wilkins will debate the constitutionality of same-sex marriage.

The event is free and open to the public. There is a registration fee for CLE credit which can be paid at the event. The $50 fee will provide 7.5 hours of credit. Please RSVP for the symposium luncheon at: tjclcr@mail.law.utexas.edu.

Related link:
Symposium schedule: http://www.utexas.edu/law/journals/tjclcr/index.html