Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2011
    10:45 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Day-long Workshops
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Cyril Magnin II
    Floor: Fourth Floor Level

    The California marriage litigation and subsequent federal lawsuit highlight a particular tension in family law: equal treatment and full faith and credit on one hand and the value of preserving states as laboratories for experimentation where new and different forms of family recognition can be developed, on the other. Similarly transgender persons have achieved some successes in individual states, but are hampered by lack of national uniformity regarding legal sex, which produces uncertainty on issues of marriage and child custody.  In addition, this panel reflects on constitutional change by considering issues raised by the marriage litigation such as the appropriate level of scrutiny and the problem of differentiating between animus and morality.

Session Speakers
Organization: The University of Chicago, The Law School

Organization: University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Organization: Western New England University School of Law

Organization: National Center for Lesbian Rights

Organization: University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law

Session Fees

Fees information is not available at this time.