CANCELED: The Amendment in Historical & Legal Context

Monday, April 16, 2012 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3037Duke Law Events

How does NC's proposed "defense of marriage" amendment fit into the larger picture? This is not the first time the North Carolina has attempted to codify a constitutional amendment to resist social change. Segregation and the ban on interracial marriage were adopted into the state constitution under very similar circumstances, using very similar language. Come join Professor James Coleman, Professor Katharine Bartlett, and Supreme Court veteran Professor Walter Dellinger to discuss "Amendment One" and its relationship to the broader picture of civil rights. For more information, please contact Christine Kearsley at

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