Tuesday, February 17, 2009

UC Irvine Law School's February 10th Forum, "Is Proposition 8 Legal? A Forum on Marriage Equality"

2/17/09 UC Irvine "New University" newspaper: "The three panelists [of the forum] included [Chapman University Law Professor Katherine] Darmer, Tiffany Chang, a second-year at Chapman Law and Erwin Chermerinsky, dean of UCI’s Law School and long time advocate of marriage equality." Professor Darmer filed in an amicus brief seeking to overturn Prop. 8. “Remember that this is not the first time that groups in our country have to fight for their right to marry the person of their choice,” Darmer said. Like Darmer, Chermerinksy said that “the issue of marriage equality is a relatively easy one, it is about equal protection. Gays and lesbians should have the same right to express love and commitment to a marriage as heterosexuals have always had.” Chermerinsky believes that the California Supreme will probably uphold Prop. 8, but not make it retroactive.

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