Hammer Forum

Untying the Knot of Separate and Unequal Marriage

Friday Sep 11, 2009 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM This is a past program

While more states move to legalize same-sex marriage, California has instead eliminated this right with the passage of Proposition 8. Legal scholar Tobias Barrington Wolff and civil rights attorney Eva Jefferson Paterson join us to discuss the uncertain future of marriage equality in California. Wolff served as co-chair of Obama’s LGBT advisory committee during the 2008 presidential campaign. He writes and teaches civil procedure and constitutional law at the University of Pennsylvania and is a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. Paterson is the president and founder of the Equal Justice Society and former executive director at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.

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This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.
Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.