August 31, 2004
NEW ORLEANS – Just four days before Louisiana voters decide whether to add a ban on same-sex marriage to the state constitution, supporters and opponents of the proposed amendment will face off in a panel discussion at Tulane University Law School.
Making up the panel will be amendment author state Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Metairie), Rev. Gene Mills with Louisiana Family Forum, Chris Daigle with Equity Louisiana and Randy Evans with Forum for Equity. Scalise and Mills will speak in favor of the amendment, and Daigle and Evans will speak against the measure.
The panel will be moderated by Robert Travis Scott, chief of The Times-Picayune’s Baton Rouge bureau.
The panel likely will be the last time before the election that leaders of the campaigns for and against the amendment appear together to debate the issue.
The free public event will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Room 110 of the law school at 6329 Freret St.
The panel is being sponsored by the Louisiana chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), the Press Club of New Orleans, the Tulane Lambda Law Alliance, the Tulane chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Journal of Law and Sexuality.