U.S. Supreme Court Marriage Case to be Focus of Family Research Council Panel Discussion

CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866)-372-6397

WASHINGTON,D.C.-- On April 28th, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear Obergefell v. Hodges, et al., consolidated cases which will decide whether state laws defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman violate the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. The debate about marriage and human sexuality has been ongoing for decades and this historic hearing will set the stage for the Court's written opinion on the matter -- expected in June.

To discuss the implications of these pending cases, Family Research Council (FRC) has brought together an exceptional panel of experts to discuss the marriage and sexuality issues before the Court. The panel will feature leading analysts who will discuss the roles constitutional law, statutes, social science, and the media will play in the Court's decision.

WHO: Cathy Ruse, Esq., (moderator), is a Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at FRC and former chief counsel to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution

Gene Schaerr, Esq., is a graduate of Yale Law School and has clerked for former Chief Justice Warren Berger and for current Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

D. Paul Sullins, Ph.D., social science researcher and associate professor at Catholic University of America

John-Henry Westen, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of LifeSiteNews

WHAT: Obergefell v. Hodges Preview Panel

WHEN: Wednesday, April 22nd at Noon EST

WHERE: In Person at 801 G St. NW, Washington D.C., 20001

Online at: http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=EV15D01

To request a media credential for this event, please email media@frc.org