LGBT Legal Update: Is the Door Closing on DOMA?
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December 6, 2011 | 6:00pm - 6:00pm
Morrison Foerster, 425 Market Street 33rd Floor, San Francisco, California
Join Lambda Legal and our generous host Morrison & Foerster for this free community forum exploring recent developments surrounding the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
After standing nearly fifteen years as a dark beacon of inequality, DOMA has come under heavy attack over the past year. Several federal legal cases asserting its unconstitutionality—including Lambda Legal and Morrison & Foerster's case Golinski v. Office of Personnel Management—are making their way through the courts. President Obama has announced his support for the repeal of DOMA, and the Department of Justice has taken the position that the law cannot withstand heightened constitutional scrutiny.
This community forum will delve into these developments and look beyond to a post-DOMA future. The evening will include a lively discussion and opportunities for guests to ask questions of our panel of experts.
Tara Borelli, Staff Attorney, Lambda Legal; Co-Counsel in Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Rita Lin, Attorney, Morrison & Foerster; Co-Counsel in Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Karen Golinski, Staff Attorney, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Plaintiff in Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Claudia Center, Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center; Co-Counsel in Dragovich, et al. v. Department of the Treasury, et al.
Andrea Shorter, Marriage and Coalitions Director, Equality California
Moderated by Loren Javier, Western Regional Director, Lambda Legal
Reception and Registration starts at 6:00 pm
Panel to begin promptly at 6:30 pm
Attendance is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP by December 2 to ensure availability.
To RSVP or for more information, please contact Loren Javier at 213-382-7600, ext. 234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.