Breakthrough: Advances in LGBT Equality in the Age of Obama



LOCATION CHANGED: this event will now take place in the William Mitchell Auditorium due to strong demand.

Since the beginning of 2009, we have witnessed significant changes, both big and small, at the federal level that will forever change the legal landscape our community experiences. From the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," to the rapidly evolving legal landscape in the struggle for marriage equality, significant progress is being made. How has this progress been possible, and what might lie ahead? What lessons can we learn for advancing LGBT equality in Minnesota?

Please join us at 7pm, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Auditorium at William Mitchell College of Law for an informative and powerful conversation with:

Sharon McGowan, an attorney with the Appellate Section of the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice, who will discuss the recent efforts of the Civil Rights Division, and initiatives underway in other parts of the federal government, to ensure equal justice under law for all irrespective of sexual orientation and gender identity, and

Anthony Winer, professor of constitutional law at William Mitchell College of Law, will examine some of the LGBT-rights cases that may come before the US Supreme Court in the next few years, potentially including challenges to DOMA and Prop 8, and consider the implications federal developments for Minnesota.

After the program please stay for refreshments provided by Out!Law.

This event is made possible through the support of our sponsors: Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, ACLU of Minnesota, William Mitchell College of Law, Clarion Legal, and Out!Law.
  • William Mitchell College of Law
    875 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul
  • Wednesday Oct 12, 2011
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