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Family Law Symposium--Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Parents: Law, Psychology and Ethics

September 16, 2005

The Juvenile and Family Law Program , along with a diverse group of law student organizations and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, hosted a symposium addressing the legal, psychological, and ethical issues involved in the recognition of same-sex parents.  The speakers included lawyers, psychologists, and those who feel directly affected by the issue.  The speakers came from organizations that represent a variety of perspectives on the issue, such as Focus on the Family and the GLBT Community Center of Colorado.  The event was Tuesday, September 20, 2005 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in the Lindsley Memorial Courtroom at the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder. 

List of speakers:

Michael Brewer, GLBT Community Center of Colorado
Elizabeth Dunn, adoptive mother & foster parent
Melissa Fryrear, Focus on the Family
Clare Huntington, University of Colorado School of Law
Les Katz, clinical psychologist
Bill Maier, Focus on the Family
Jim Rouse, counsel, In re E.L.M.C.
William Saunders, Family Research Council
Gina Weitzenkorn, counsel, In re E.L.M.C.