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    CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE From the New Visions Project... ... MEDIA ALERT STANFORD LAW PROFESSOR TO SPEAK ON CALIFORNIA SAME-SEX UNION LEGISLATION AND
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      CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE
      From the New Visions Project...

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      MEDIA ALERT
      STANFORD LAW PROFESSOR TO SPEAK ON CALIFORNIA SAME-SEX UNION
      LEGISLATION AND WHIPPLE DOG MAULING LAWSUIT

      Who: Stanford Family Law Professor Michael Wald
      What: Public lecture and discussion on "Same-Sex Civil Marriage: Why
      California Families Need it Today"
      Date: Thursday March 15, 2001
      Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
      Place: First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, 1140 Cowper St., Palo
      Alto, CA

      Media contact: Bruce Hahne, (408)732-1698, hahne@...
      Web site: www.newvisionsproject.org


      NOTE TO EDITORS: In his discussion, Professor Wald will address the
      wrongful death lawsuit filed in San Francisco on Monday March 12 by
      Sharon Smith, partner of Diane Whipple, the lesbian woman who was
      fatally mauled by two dogs in January. Professor Wald will also
      discuss California Assembly bill AB1338, the California Family
      Protection Act of 2001, introduced on March 1 by Assemblymember Paul
      Koretz. AB1338 would enable gay and lesbian couples in California to
      enter into a civil union that would provide some of the rights and
      responsibilities which California presently gives to married
      different-sex couples.


      EVENT DESCRIPTION:

      One year after the passage of the California "Limit on Marriages"
      ballot initiative, the public debate over same-sex marriage shows no
      signs of receding. In the past 12 months, the state of Vermont has
      extended partial marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples through
      the creation of Civil Unions, major newspapers have reversed
      long-standing editorial positions and come out in support of same-sex
      marriage, and marriage-rights protest groups have formed nationwide.

      Join us for a lecture and discussion with Stanford University Law
      Professor Michael Wald, who will speak to how extending the rights
      and
      responsibilities of civil marriage to California's 400,000 same-sex
      couples will benefit families, children, and the entire state of
      California.


      ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

      Michael S. Wald is the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law at
      Stanford University. He is an expert on California family law and has
      taught courses both on family law and on children and the law at
      Stanford since 1967. He is the author of _Same-Sex Couples: Marriage,
      Families, and Children_, an analysis of the California Limit on
      Marriages ballot initiative published with the Stanford Institute for
      Research on Women and Gender.

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      This event is part of the spring 2001 series "Homosexuality and
      Christian Faith: New Visions for the New Century", a 5-week series of
      events designed to examine, and seek alternatives to, Christianity's
      traditional support of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual
      and transgendered people. The spring 2001 New Visions series is
      sponsored by 25 San Francisco Bay area churches from 11 religious
      denominations.

      New Visions web site: www.newvisionsproject.org.



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