News Tip: Experts Available to Comment on Obama's Support for Gay Marriage

Can discuss legal and political ramifications

President Obama on Wednesday said he supports gay marriage. His announcement comes one day after voters in North Carolina -- a crucial swing state in the presidential election -- overwhelmingly favored amending the state constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman.

Kerry L. HaynieAssociate professor, political science; co-director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences at Duke. specializes in state politics, African-American politics, Southern politics, and race and poverty issues. Can discuss role gay marriage issue could play in North Carolina during the presidential election.Katharine T. BartlettProfessor of law, Duke University Law School teaches family law, employment discrimination law, gender and law, and contracts, and she publishes widely on those subjects. Kathryn Webb BradleyProfessor of the practice of law, Duke University Law School, a family law expert, teaches family law and ethics and has published on both topics.