Commonwealth National Podcast

Legal Strategies in the Fight for Marriage Equality (2/17/09)

Therese Stewart, Chief Deputy City Attorney, City of San Francisco
Shannon Minter, Legal Director, National Center For Lesbian Rights
Jo Hoenninger, San Francisco Civil Rights Attorney - Moderator

Is there a constitutional basis for using the ballot initiative process to remove or alter the constitutional rights of minority groups? As both sides fight heatedly while the nation watches, what is the legal status of Proposition 8? Stewart and Minter will provide an overview of the legal challenges to the proposition and preview the court battle ahead.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on February 17, 2009.

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