What Do Young Americans Think About LGBT Discrimination And Equality?
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 1, 2013 — The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will consider two laws — the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 — to determine the constitutionality of same-sex marriages. A meeting on Feb. 7 in Dallas, Texas, will examine whether young Americans who have grown up in a multicultural, social media-driven society have different definitions and experiences with those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
The meeting, sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, will bring together law students, young lawyers, experienced civil rights advocates and others in the community to explore how the legal profession should address inequality, intolerance and discrimination for people who identify as LGBT.
The program will consist of a keynote address followed by small group discussions. It is part of a series of open sessions at law schools around the country that examine equality as it relates to race, gender, disability rights and LGBT issues. The Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities will develop a report at the completion of the program series.
James J. S. Holmes, chair of the ABA Commission Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Advocating for Equality in the Next Generation: LGBT
Sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities
4 – 6 p.m.
Hilton Anatole Hotel
Carpenter Ballroom. Lobby Level, Atrium I
Dallas, TX 75207
There is no charge for media covering this event. For media credentials and more information, please contact Maria Gutierrez at 202-662-1091 or Maria.Gutierrez@americanbar.org.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.