Experts explore flaws in amendment and supporting arguments
The video from Evan Wolfson’s inspiring speech at today’s luncheon on the marriage discrimination amendment will be up shortly. In the mean time, check out the slide shows prepared by Professors Maxine Eichner and Holning Lau.
Eichner’s presentation helps show just how remarkably expansive the proposed amendment is (it could quite possibly jeopardize public recognition of things like domestic violence protections and hospital visitation rights for unmarried couples of all sexual orientations).
Lau’s presentation debunks some of the arguments put forth with straight faces by amendment proponents (such as the absurd claim that same sex marriage somehow undermines heterosexual marriage and promotes divorce).