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

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

Can discuss legal and political ramifications

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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. Haynie
Associate professor, political science; co-director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences at Duke.
http://bit.ly/Jbr9r3

Haynie 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. Bartlett
Professor of law, Duke University Law School
http://www.law.duke.edu/fac/bartlett

Bartlett teaches family law, employment discrimination law, gender and law, and contracts, and she publishes widely on those subjects.

Kathryn Webb Bradley
Professor of the practice of law, Duke University Law School
http://www.law.duke.edu/fac/bradleyk

Bradley, a family law expert, teaches family law and ethics and has published on both topics.

                                





















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Phone: (919) 681-4515

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Contact: Steve Hartsoe
Affiliation: News and Communications
Phone: (919) 681-4515