Speakers to present diverging perspectives on same-sex marriage


KU Federalist Society, KU OutLAWS and Allies, and KC Legal are pleased to announce "Same-Sex Marriage: Diverging Perspectives" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in 104 Green Hall. We are fortunate to have two respected speakers who will give their arguments for the legalization of same-sex marriage.

The Federalist Society is proud to welcome Dale Carpenter (pictured, top right), the Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law at the University of Minnesota. He will be discussing the “Conservative Case for Gay Marriage” with Dale Schowengerdt. Schowengerdt (pictured, bottom right) is a seasoned litigator who has worked with the Alliance Defense Fund since 2003. Schowengerdt has been involved in dozens of marriage cases, including challenges to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) and challenges to several state marriage amendments. He is currently representing Congressman Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, in a case against DOMA in the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

In true KU Federalist Society tradition, Chipotle will be served for lunch. We hope you will join us on Tuesday for this exciting and informative discussion.

Samantha Horner, president, KU Federalist Society

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