Symposium on a Federal Marriage Protection Amendment
J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Friday, September 9, 2005
For abstracts of presentations, see
Sponsored by the Marriage & Family Law Research Grant
and by a grant from the Ashton Family Foundation.
8:30-8:55 a.m. Registration and light breakfast (outside Moot Courtroom)
8:55-9:05 a.m. Welcome (Moot Courtroom 303 JRCB)
Dean Kevin J. Worthen
Professor Lynn D. Wardle
9:05-11:05 a.m. Session One:=20
Comparative & Federal Perspectives on
Protecting Marriage and Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage=20
Moderator: Professor A. Scott Loveless, World Family Policy Center,
BYU Law School
Robert Wintemute, Professor of Human Rights Law, School of Law, Kings
Same-Sex Marriage: When Will It Reach Utah?
Monte N. Stewart, President Marriage Law Foundation (Former Director
of Advocacy, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University),
The Judicial Role in Enacting a Federal Marriage Amendment.
Nicholas Bala, Faculty of Law, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada,
The Debates About Same-sex Marriage in Canada & the United States:
Controversy Over the Evolution of a Fundamental Social Institution.
Lynn D. Wardle, Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham
Comparative Constitutional Protection for the Institution of Marriage
and Considering A Convention Call for a Federal Marriage Amendment.
11:20-11:40 a.m. Tour, J. Reuben Clark Law School, & Howard W. Hunter
11:40-11:50 a.m. Walk to Wilkinson Student Center for lunch in Skyroom
11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m Lunch in Skyroom, WSC
12:50-1:00 p.m. Walk back to J Reuben Clark Law School
1:00-3:00 p.m. Session Two:
Federalism, Separation of Powers and the
Proposed Federal Marriage Protection Amendments
Moderator: Professor Gary Bryner, Department of Political Science, B.Y.U.
Mark Strasser, Trustees Professor of Law, Capital University,
Some Undesirable Intended and Unintended Consequences of the Proposed
Federal Marriage Amendment.
Robert E. Riggs, Professor Emeritus, J. Reuben Clark Law School,
Brigham Young University,
Can the Supreme Court Be Expected to Preserve Marriage as a Union
Between a Man and a Woman?
Scott Dodson, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (DC),
Constitutional Thematics and the Peculiar Federal Marriage Amendment
John Eastman, Professor of Law, Chapman University School of Law &
Director, The Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional
Full Faith and Republican Guarantees: Gay Marriage, DOMA, and the Courts
3:00-3:20 Break & snacks
3:20-5:20 p.m. Session Three:=20
Social & Political Dimensions of the
Movements to Constitutionally Ban or Compel Legalized Same-Sex
Marriage (Moot Courtroom 303 JRCB)
Moderator: William C. Duncan, Director, Marriage Law Foundation
Linda C. McClain, Rivkin Radler Distinguished Professor of Law,
Hofstra University School of Law,
"God's Created Order," Gender Complementarity, and the Federal
Camille S. Williams, Director, Marriage & Family Law Research Grant,
J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University,
Women, Equality, and the Federal Marriage Amendment
Kenneth K. Hsu, J.D., 2005, U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law,
Senior Staff Editor of the Berkeley Business Law Journal, 2003-04,
Why The Politics Of Marriage Matter: An Essay On the Unsuccessful
Legal And Strategic Battles Waged By Gay Marriage Proponents To Win
The Right To Marry.
Arthur Taylor, Founder, Families for America and CFO, Nebraska
Coalition for Marriage
Fears of an Article V Constitutional Convention (for an FMPA)
5:20-5:25 p.m. Conclusion and Adjournment of Conference
5:30-6:00 p.m. Tour of BYU Museum of Art
6:00-6:10 p.m. Walk to Dinner in Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court
6:10-8:00 p.m. Dinner for speakers, participants, and students at WSC
8:10 p.m. Return to Marriott Hotel (hotel shuttle will pick up at WSC
East covered pickup area)