One Year After the Fall of DOMA: Winning Marriage in Indiana

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July 24, 2014
7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Indiana Landmarks Center
1201 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Free, RSVP Requested

The statement from Governor Mike Pence’s office this week highlights the fact that same-sex couples throughout the state continue to be treated as second class citizens by the State of Indiana.

What does the recent, historic victory in Indiana mean for couples and families as we vigorously protect our win at a federal appellate court? What do we anticipate NEXT, as Indiana state officials continue to oppose us? And, what do we expect to see next in our civil rights movement?

Join Lambda Legal’s experts as well as our Indiana Leadership Committee for an informational evening to discuss the fight to bring marriage for same-sex couples to Indiana and our nation. After this June’s historic victory for the freedom to marry in Indiana, we invite you to join this discussion and free community forum! 

"One Year After the Fall of DOMA: Winning Marriage in Indiana - What Happens Next?"

A Program Presentation from Lambda Legal’s Midwest Regional Office

This is a FREE event, open to the public.  RSVP using the button at the top of the page.

Following last year’s landmark Supreme Court’s ruling striking down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the extraordinary state-wide coalition effort to push back the discriminatory HJR-3 in Indiana, Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit, Baskin v. Bogan, on behalf of five same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry and respect for out-of-state marriages in Indiana. On June 25th, U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young ruled that Indiana’s discriminatory ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional! Lambda Legal continues our fight in federal court to preserve this victory for same-sex couples in the Hoosier state. 

With this case moving through the courts, our panel of law and experts will address questions about regarding the freedom to marry nationwide and what Chief Judge Young’s decision means for same-sex couples and their families:  What do recent court rulings means for couples who wish to marry? How does the Indiana court battle fit into the national strategy to secure marriage equality? What issues are important for couples considering marriage in another state or here at home? What federal and state benefits are available to same-sex couples with marriage? How are our opponents using“religious exemptions”to discriminate against LGBT individuals and how could the recent Hobby Lobby decision impact civil rights? And, what’s next in our movement – for employment, healthcare, and housing protection –  even as the freedom to marry and marriage recognition is secured in more states?

Our panel, including the team who helped secure our first victories in Baskin v. Bogan, will share an overview of the recent court victories and discuss how Lambda Legal and our partners are making the case for equality on behalf of the Hoosier LGBT community and their families.

This event is supported by the Steering and Host Committees of Lambda Legal's 2014 Indiana Benefit. To learn more, visit: http://www.lambdalegal.org/indianabenefit