Monday, March 19, 2007

UNCG Free Lecture on the Legality of Polygamy and Same-Sex Marriages

On Wednesday, April 4, UNCG will host Professor Martha Ertman of the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law for a lecture titled “Mormon Polygamy as Race Treason” at 3 p.m. in the Claxton Room, Elliott University Center.

According to UNCG's website, Professor Ertman will discuss Reynolds v. U.S., a 19th century dispute between the federal government and the Utah Mormons over the legality of polygamy as it relates to current debates over same-sex unions and other aspects of family and contractual law.