Alumnus Darren Spedale JD/MBA ’03 weighed in on the gay marriage debate with publication of Gay Marriage: For Better or for Worse? What We’ve Learned from the Evidence, which he co-wrote with Yale Law School professor William Eskridge, Jr. Using government statistics from Scandinavia to identify trends in societies after the legalization of gay marriage, the book, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that legal acceptance of homosexual marriage in the United States could improve overall marital cohesion and family stability.

“We’re trying to shed light on an issue that’s not always clear,” Spedale said in an April interview with New York Law Journal at the New York offices of White & Case, where he is an associate in the mergers and acquisitions practice. “Let’s not work on this issue off rhetoric.”