DOMA and PA: Legal Showdown

Tuesday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Admission: FREE as part of Constitution Day 2013
Reservations Recommended: Call 215.409.6700 or order online.

In a landmark decision this summer, the Supreme Court struck down the key section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional—invalidating its definition of marriage as between a man and a woman. Then, at a highly publicized press conference at the National Constitution Center, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced she would not defend the state’s law banning gay marriage—launching the first federal-state legal showdown.

What does this mean for the future of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania? On Constitution Day, Philadelphia magazine editor Tom McGrath moderates a timely and critical conversation with Mark Aronchick and Greg Randall Lee, representing both sides of the debate.

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Event & Parking Information  

Advance reservations recommended; call 215.409.6700 or order online.

Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.

Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first come first serve basis. Please be sure to pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.

 

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