4.14.2009

Law Professor Contributes to Family Restoration Legislation

Last week, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine signed legislation that will require state high schools to incorporate a curriculum on marriage into their Family Life Education Program.

Lynne Marie Kohm, John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law helped work toward, draft, and testified on behalf of this legislation that will require schools to teach the benefits, responsibilities, value, and challenges of marriage. Kohm said that high school curriculum currently only briefly mentions cohabitation as an option for two people who care about each other.

“I respect the Governor all the more for doing what he deemed right and appropriate despite what appears to be political and media pressure,” said Kohm who encourages supportive Virginians to thank the Governor for his efforts in passing these bills.