What is Needed to Defend the Bipartisan Defense of Marriage Act of 1996?
Full Committee Hearing

Subcommittee on the Constitution
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2003
Time: 02:00 PM

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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights will hold a hearing entitled, "What is Needed to Defend the Bipartisan Defense of Marriage Act of 1996?," on Thursday, September 4, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building.

Senator Cornyn will preside.

By order of the Chairman

Member Statements

  1. Senator Patrick Leahy (D - VT)
  2. Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R - UT)
  3. United States Senator Russ Feingold (D - VT)
  4. U.S. Representative John Conyers (D - MI)


Panel I

  1. Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond II
    Bethel AME Church
    Boston , MA
  2. Mr. Gregory S. Coleman, Esq.
    Former Solicitor General, State of Texas
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Austin , TX
  3. Mr. Michael P. Farris, Esq.
    Chairman & General Counsel, Home School Legal Defense Association
    President and Professor of Government, Patrick Henry College
    Purcellville , VA
  4. Mrs Maggie Gallagher
    Institute for Marriage and Public Policy
    New York , NY
  5. Professor Dale Carpenter
    Associate Professor of Law
    University of Minnesota Law School
    Minneapolis , MN
  6. Mr. Keith Bradkowski
    San Francisco , CA