The Legal Recognition of Same-sex Parents: Law, Psychology, and Ethics

September 27, 2005

The Juvenile and Family Law Program, along with The Colorado Women’s Bar Association, The Federalist Society, OUTLaw, Republican Law Society, and the Student Trial Lawyers Association hosted a presentation titled "The Legal Recognition of Same-sex Parents:  Law, Psychology, and Ethics."  The presentation aimed to delve into the topic of same-sex parenting within the legal, psychological, and real-life experience contexts.  Three panels consisted of lawyers who have worked on same-sex parenting case, In re E.L.M.C., 100 P.3d 546 (Colo.App. 2004), psychologists offering sociological perspectives, and women who shared their first-hand experience as lesbians and as a lesbian adoptive mother.  Students were invited to ask questions and got to experience some of the lively debates among the panelists.