On the panel are three of the most distinguished names in the history of marriage equality both in California and on the national stage. Kate Kendell leads the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a relentless advocate for the rights of LGBT people that regularly brings cases on behalf of LGBT plaintiffs all across the country, including Tanco v. Haslam, one of the four marriage equality cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Honorable Therese Stewart is the former Chief Deputy City Attorney for San Francisco who argued before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that Prop. 8 was unconstitutional, and in 2013 her groundbreaking work lead to the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. Judge Vaughn Walker, who presided over the Prop. 8 case while serving on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, was one of the first judges in the country to rule that marriage equality was a constitutional right, a decision that has served as the backbone of the more than 60 marriage quality decisions decided since and leading up to the cases now before the Supreme Court.
Whether or not the Supreme Court takes this unprecedented opportunity to make history, this will be a powerful and compelling discussion of marriage equality and the future of LGBT rights that you don't want to miss.
Lunch will be provided courtesy of Morrison & Foerster LLP
Obergefell v. Hodges - Marriage Equality at the Supreme
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
- Kate Kendell, Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
- Hon. Therese Stewart, California Court of Appeals
- Hon. Vaughn Walker, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- Moderated by: Fred Smith, Professor of Constitutional Law, UC Berkeley School of Law
Bay Area Lawyer Chapter: American Constitution Society
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