Panel Looks at Legal Aspects of Amendment Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage at TU April 15

Friday, April 09, 2004

Published on 4/9/04

The public is invited to a free panel discussion about the legal arguments opposing a constitutional amendment that would prohibit same-sex marriage at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in the Price Turpen Courtroom at The University of Tulsa College of Law, 3120 E. Fourth Place. A reception will follow.

Panel members will be Mark Bonney, Oklahomans for Human Rights; Brian Chase, staff attorney, Lambda Legal in Dallas; William Hinkle, president of Oklahoma ACLU; and journalist Paula Sophia of the Gayly Oklahoman. The event is sponsored by the TU chapters of the American Constitution Society, Women’s Law Caucus and Public Interest Law Society.

"Whether an amendment is passed is a political matter, whether it survives is a matter of law," said Bruce Shalon, president of the TU chapter of the American Constitution Society. "The student organizations sponsoring the event want to remove the emotional spin on the subject and address the legal issues."