UF Law Students Schedule Saturday Conference On Implications of ‘Lawrence v. Texas’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Prominent national spokesmen and legal educators will be featured here Saturday as a University of Florida Levin College of Law student group holds a conference on implications of a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a Texas statute making it a crime for same-sex persons to engage in sexual conduct.

Scheduled for 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., in Holland Hall law school auditorium by the Lambda Legal Alliance student organization, the event is entitled, “Re-Framing the Debate: Legal and Social Implications of ‘Lawrence v. Texas’ in the areas of Gay Marriage, Florida’s Gay Adoption Ban and U.S. Military Policy.”

Speakers will include Karen Doering, National Center for Lesbian Rights; Gary Scott Edinger, North Florida Chapter, American Civil Liberties Union; Assistant Professors Dr. Scott Ryan, Florida State University, and Dr. Aaron Belkin, University of California-Santa Barbara; Grant Ford, pastor, Sunshine Cathedral; Jeff Cleghorn, director, Military Education Initiative; and Alison Nathan of Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, Washington, D.C., representing Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.

Also participating will be UF law school’s Professor Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, David H. Levin Chair in Family Law; Levin Mabie & Levin Professor Berta Hernandez-Truyol; Professor Diane H. Mazur, and Associate Professor Danaya C. Wright.

For additional information:

Lambda Legal Alliance: lambdaUF@ufl.edu (President Diane Dick)
Faculty Sponsor Danaya Wright: 352.392.5004

Published: January 22nd, 2004

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