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Communication Associate: Public Relations | Lori Melton | | (218) 726-8830

April 9, 2004
Susan Beasy Latto, UMD Director of Public Relations (218) 726-8830
Tom Powers, UMD Department of Political Science (218) 726-8697

UMD Presents Panel Discussion
"Gay Marriage and the Modern American Family"
April 14

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) will hold a panel discussion:

"Gay Marriage and the Modern American Family"

April 14

7 p.m.

Solon Campus Center room 120

The panel will discuss issues of and surrounding same-sex marriage, not whether or not the unions are right or wrong. The group will provide a context for what is marriage and family, with historical and personal perspectives and real-life experiences.

Participating in the discussion will be Earl Austin from the Northland Gay Men's Center; Larry Knopp from the UMD Geography Department; Ashley Lundstrom, a UMD student; Bruce Mork from the UMD Sociology-Anthropology Department; Beth Olson, a gay parent; and Tom Powers from the UMD Political Science Department as the panel's moderator.

The event is free and the public is welcome.

The panel is sponsored by the UMD Diversity Commission and UMD GLBT Services. For more information, contact Tom Powers at (218) 726-8697 or

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