9-10 Event At U.Va. Will Examine Role Of States In Supporting Marriages
And Same-Sex Partnerships
2, 2000 -- More than 100 people are expected at a
Nov. 9-10 conference at the University of Virginia that will examine
some of the complicated issues surrounding marriage and same-sex
partnerships. All sessions of the conference, sponsored by U.Va.s
Center for Children, Families and the Law, will be in the Law Schools
psychology and law experts who hold a range of opinions on marriage
will describe efforts to promote both traditional families and nontraditional
partnerships. Sessions will run from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov.
9 and from 8:45 a.m. to noon on Nov. 10.
presentations will include:
9, 10:45 a.m., Pennsylvania State University professor Paul
Amato will address the often-asked question: Should couples
stay together for the sake of children?
10, 9 a.m., Cornell University law professor Martha Fineman
will pose the question "Why Marriage?" as she delves
into the possible ramifications of abolishing laws that support
marriage, as well as the specific consequences of marriage for
10, 10:30 a.m. Stanford law professor Michael Wald will examine
the controversial topic, "How Should Same-Sex Partnerships
public is invited to attend the conference. A registration fee of
$50 is payable at the door. U.Va. faculty, staff and students are
admitted free. For information on the conference, contact Kristine
LaLonde at (804) 924-4029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857