Obama and the Gay Marriage Debate
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/10/20/Gay_Marriage_A_Debate A panel of prominent marriage advocates and lawyers analyze President Obama's stance on the same-sex marriage debate. ----- With a potentially precedent-setting legal challenge to California's Proposition 8 working its way through the federal court system, the National Constitution Center presents a timely program on the issue of same-sex marriage. Last November, California voters approved the Proposition 8 ballot measure, amending their state Constitution to ban marriages between same-sex couples. A lawsuit filed on behalf of two gay couples wishing to marry has attracted national attention. David Boies, one of the leading lawyers in the case, is joined in a conversation by Keith Boykin, Maggie Gallagher and Glenn Stanton. Margot Adler moderates. - National Constitution Center Glenn T. Stanton is the Director for Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs as well as directing a major research project on international family formation trends at la Institut du Mariage et de la Famille Canada. David Boies is the founder and chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. He was named Lawyer of the Year by the National Law Journal and runner-up for Person of the Year by Time Magazine, served as Special Trial Counsel for the United States Department of Justice in its successful antitrust suit against Microsoft, and from 1991 to 1993 was counsel to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in efforts to recover losses for failed savings and loan associations. Keith Boykin is the editor of The Daily Voice online news site, a CNBC contributor, a BET TV host, and a New York Times best-selling author. He served in the White House as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton. Maggie Gallagher is president of the National Organization for Marriage, which the Washington Post recently called the "pre-eminent organization dedicated to preventing the legalization of same-sex marriage."