I am traveling for conferences quite a bit this month, so that has been on my mind and will be the subject of the next few posts. On that note then, I noticed that Stanford is hosting two different conversations on same-sex marriage this week. The first is a 3-day conference (starting Thursday, October 10) sponsored by the law school and seems to be a bit (too much) of a victory parade for Edith Windsor. At the very least, only the very last panel of the conference is dedicated to the theme—seemingly reluctantly, and christened skeptically with a question mark—of "Alternatives to Marriage: Still in the Mix?"
In response, the Stanford Students for Queer Liberation are sponsoring another conversation entitled "Imagine More than Marriage: A Queer Conversation on LGBT Rights." This group also appears to have plans to leaflet the SLS conference with information explaining a queer position on same-sex marriage and its sponsors.
I'll be curious to see how this all plays out. Firsthand reports are always welcome!