The Evolution Toward Marriage Equality: Pederson and Windsor

Thursday, September 19, 2013
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Levinson Auditorium
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Yale Law School OutLaws and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut will present a panel discussion about marriage equality. The national debate over same-sex marriage has intensified since Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1996. The recent Supreme Court rulings have been lauded as victories for those seeking marriage equality in the United States, yet the process is far from complete. The panel will bring together a group of leading activists and experts who have played key roles in the struggle for marriage equality-including a married lesbian couple who successfully sued the federal government for benefits denied them under DOMA, a civil rights activist who helped lay the foundation for the legalization of gay marriage in Connecticut, an Assistant United States Attorney from the District of Connecticut's Civil Division, and a political journalist with insight into the recent dramatic shift in public opinion relating to LGBT rights nationwide.

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