UF Law professor debates legal expert over DOMA
October 19, 2011 – More than 200 people watched Wednesday as Danaya Wright, UF Research Foundation and Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law, debated with a legal expert from the Alliance Defense Fund over Congress’s power to define marriage. “The Federal Defense of Marriage Act: Is It Constitutional?” was a debate sponsored by the UF Federalist Society and OUTLaw: UF Law’s Gay & Straight Alliance. Students, faculty and others interested in the subject were invited to the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180, at the UF Levin College of Law to watch Wright and Austin Nimocks, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, argue the issues behind the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Webcast of the debate is presented below.