USC Experts on the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Hearings This Week

March 26, 2013

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The following USC experts are available to answer questions about the Supreme Court hearing arguments on California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act this week.

Expert in D.C.

David Cruz is an expert on civil rights and constitutional law. He will be in D.C. March 26 and 27 to observe the Supreme Court hearings on Proposition 8 and DOMA. He can speak on law and religion, LGBT-discrimination and the Equal Protection Clause.

Contact at or through Gilien Silsby at 213-740-9690 or

Expert in L.A.

Daria Roithmayr is an expert on legal inequality, race and gender. She will be in Los Angeles during the Supreme Court hearings on same-sex marriage.

Contact at 213-740-6228 (office), 310-367-1295 (cell) or

Expert on gay adoptive parents

Devon Brooks is an expert on child welfare, gay and lesbian foster care and adoptive placements.

Contact at 323-253-6758 or

Expert on same-sex marriage and international law

Alison Dundes Renteln is an expert on human rights and international law. She can speak about same-sex marriage on the national and international stage as well as U.S. politics.

Contact at 626-536-5963 or

Contact: Andrew Good at 213-740-8606 or