Law and Public Policy: Marriage Equality in Maryland with Gov. Martin O'Malley
February 7, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: School of Law Moot Court Room
Contact Name: Office of External Relations
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Legislation that would have legalized same sex marriage in Maryland passed in the Senate in the 2011 session but fell short by a few votes in the House of Delegates. The Law and Public Policy series has examined this issue from a variety of perspectives and will look at it again in this session.
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has already introduced a marriage equality bill for consideration during the 2012 legislative session. According to Governor O'Malley, the bill will be one of a handful of bills that he will make a priority and will both address "religious freedom and protect marital equality rights equally under the law."
Please join us for a discussion of this important public policy issue. Guest speakers will include Governor O'Malley and J. Joseph Curran, LL.B. '59, former Maryland lieutenant governor and attorney general; discussion will be moderated by Professor Jane C. Murphy. The session will include an opportunity for audience members to ask Governor O'Malley about his position on this issue and the important state and federal policies at stake.
Please note that this session is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.