Gay Marriage in California: Legal and Political Prospects - Event Audio/Video
February 28, 2007Kenneth W. Starr, David C. Codell, John C. Eastman, Shannon Price Minter, Dean A. Reuter
The following audio and video were recorded on February 28, 2007.
Meanwhile, in February 2004, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome, citing his contention that Section 300 violates both the California and U.S. Constitutions, announced that he was authorizing the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. But the California Supreme Court revoked those licenses in August 2004, citing the lack of any executive authority in California to issue them.
The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear six separate cases, collectively challenging whether California domestic partner statutes and their assorted provisions comport with Section 300 and Proposition 22, as well as whether Section 300 or Proposition 22 violate the California or U.S. Constitutions. Our panelists will explore the merits of these cases, and engage in a general discussion concerning same-sex marriage.
This panel was published by the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review in the spring of 2007.
- The Honorable Kenneth W. Starr, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean, Pepperdine University School of Law
- Mr. David C. Codell, Founding Partner, Law Office of David C. Codell
- Professor John C. Eastman, Chapman University Law School
- Mr. Shannon Price Minter, Legal Director, Center for Lesbian Rights
- Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Practice Groups Director, The Federalist Society, Moderator
The Westin Bonaventure
Los Angeles, California