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U of M experts available to discuss potential impacts of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment

November 1, 2012

With the vote on Minnesota’s Marriage Amendment taking place on November 6, 2012, human sexuality and sexual experts from the University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center are available to discuss various aspects of the proposed amendment and the potential impact of its passage or failure.

Eli Coleman, Ph.D.
Professor, Director, Chair in Sexual Health, Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota Medical School

Coleman is a well versed international authority on sexual health and sexual orientation. Coleman has studied and worked with LGBT relationships and families, and can speak to a wide range of issues. He is a clinical psychologist, researcher and educator in the field of human sexuality.

Simon Rosser, Ph.D.
Professor, Director, HIV/STI Intervention and Prevention Studies (HIPS) Program, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public

Rosser has advanced degrees in psychology, epidemiology, and behavioral medicine, with postdoctoral training in clinical/research sexology. He is best known for his research in the areas of HIV prevention, male homosexuality, homophobia, sexual health, internet sex and structural level interventions.

Katie Spencer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Transgender Health Services, Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota Medical School

Spencer is a clinical psychologist, educator and advocate in the field of human sexuality. She can speak to the issues impacting same-sex families including the resiliency and health of children of same-sex couples and the impact of stigma on LGBT individuals.

For interviews contact: Caroline Marin, Academic Health Center, 612-624-5680,


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