Janie Long and Steven Petrow Discuss Upcoming Vote on Amendment One

Janie Long
                   Janie Long

On May 8th, North Carolina residents will vote on Amendment One, which proposes adding a clause to the state constitution that would define the only domestic legal union as a marriage between one man and one woman.

Janie Long, director of Duke's Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Life (LGBT), opposes the amendment and is concerned about how its passage might affect Duke students and families. Long, a 1981 graduate of Duke Divinity School, has served as the director of the LGBT center since 2006.

In a live "Office Hours" interview on April 12, she discusses Amendment One and its implications.

Joining her is Duke alumnus Steven Petrow, a former president of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. Petrow has written numerous books and columns on LGBT issues. His work has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, NPR, The Huffington Post and elsewhere.

Watch the webcast live Thursday beginning at noon on the Duke University Ustream channel. To pose a question for Long or Petrow, email live@duke.edu, post to the Duke University Facebook page or Tweet with the hashtag #dukelive.

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Duke's "Office Hours" webcast series allows members of the Duke community and others to engage in live conversations with faculty about their research and scholarship. Visit the Office Hours website to see a schedule of upcoming topics, watch past episodes and sign up for email reminders.