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With California the center of this year’s debate over marriage equality, APA’s 2010 Annual Convention in San Diego features several timely presentations on the topic. They include:

Div. 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues):

  • “Intersection of Law, Policy and Scholarship in the Gay Rights Debate,” Gregory M. Herek, PhD, R. Bradley Sears, JD, Scott M. Malzahn, JD. Chair: Jutta Tobias, PhD. Aug. 13, 4–4:50 p.m.

  • “In Their Own Voices — Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Activists on Marriage and Gay Rights,” Moof Mayeda, Carlos Marquez, Fernando Lopez. Aug. 13, 5–5:50 p.m.

  • “Religion and Sexuality — Screening of For the Bible Tells Me So.” Chair: Adam W. Fingerhut, PhD. Aug. 14, 11 a.m.–12:50 p.m.

  • “Religion and Sexuality — Discussion of For the Bible Tells Me So,” Joseph W. LaBrie, PhD, Daniel Karslake. Discussant: David M. Frost, PhD. Chair: Adam W. Fingerhut, PhD. Aug. 14, 1–1:50 p.m.

Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs):

  • “Opposing Discriminatory Legislation and Initiatives,” Douglas Kimmel, PhD, Stacey Prince, PhD, Judith M. Kovach, PhD, Jo Linder-Crow, PhD. Discussant: Erica H. Wise, PhD. Chair: Clinton W. Anderson, PhD. Aug. 13, 8–9:50 a.m.

Div. 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues):

  • “Proposition 8 and Gay Marriage — Clinical Research and Economic Perspectives,” Adam W. Fingerhut, PhD, Jamie F. Wilkinson, Beverly Greene, PhD, Christopher Carpenter, PhD, Robert-Jay Green, PhD. Chair: Shara Sand, PsyD. Aug. 13, 2–3:50 p.m.

  • “Same-Sex Marriage — Impacts, Strategies and New Directions,” Douglas Kimmel, PhD, Nathan G. Smith, PhD, Sharon G. Horne, PhD, Sharon S. Rostosky, PhD, Glenda M. Russell, PhD, M.V. Lee Badgett, PhD. Chair: Glenda M. Russell, PhD. Aug. 14, 8–9:50 a.m.

  • “Invited address: Freedom to Marry,” Evan Wolfson, Aug. 14, 10–10:50 a.m.

APA Committee on Legal Issues:

  • “APA’s Role in the Battle for Marriage Equality — Bringing the Research to the Courts,” Paul M. Smith, JD, Nathalie F.P. Gilfoyle, JD. Chair: Charlotte J. Patterson, PhD. Aug. 13, 10–10:50 a.m.

APA Board of Directors:

  • “Presidential program — Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples: Science and the Legal Debate Part I,” Carol D. Goodheart, EdD, Gregory M. Herek, PhD. Co-chairs: Carol D. Goodheart, EdD, Bonnie R. Strickland, PhD. Aug. 13, 11–11:50 a.m.

  • “Presidential program — Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples: Science and the Legal Debate Part II,” Ilan H. Meyer, PhD, Letitia A. Peplau, PhD, Charlotte J. Patterson, PhD, M.V. Lee Badgett, PhD. Co-chairs: Carol D. Goodheart, EdD, Bonnie R. Strickland, PhD. Aug. 13, noon–1:50 p.m.