UF Law experts available to speak on U.S. Supreme Court cases on gay marriage
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments for two cases on gay marriage next Tuesday and Wednesday. One challenges California’s Proposition 8, which states that only marriages between a man and a woman are recognized in the state. The other looks at the national Defense of Marriage Act, which also bans gay marriage.
The University of Florida Levin College of Law experts are available to comment on the legal issues raised by the upcoming cases.
Hutchinson is a visiting professor at UF Law and will join the faculty full time in the fall. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of constitutional law, racial justice, LGBT rights, and other civil rights issues. Hutchinson has written extensively about questions of racial inequality, sexual orientation and constitutional law. He has delivered numerous lectures at law schools and universities in the United States and abroad, and has published articles in some of the nation’s leading legal periodicals.
Jackson is a senior legal skills professor at UF Law and associate director of the Center on Children and Families. In addition to gay and lesbian family law issues such as adoption and same-sex marriage, Jackson’s expertise extends to issues surrounding homelessness and restrictions on the provision of services to those in need.
Rush is UF Law’s associate dean for faculty development, the Irving Cypen Professor of Law, associate director for the Center on Children and Families, and co-founder of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations. Her areas of scholarship and teaching include constitutional law and comparative civil rights.