Beyond the recent SCOTUS victory for same-sex marriage, important challenges remain in securing legal equality for LGBT individuals.

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LGBT Equality: The Challenges Ahead

Beyond the recent SCOTUS victory for same-sex marriage, important challenges remain in securing legal equality for LGBT individuals.
THIS FRIDAY: Congressman David Cicilline keynotes an important conference on the continuing crusade for LGBT rights.

beyond same sex symposiumBRISTOL, R.I., October 27, 2015: Now that the issue of marriage equality has been definitively settled by the Supreme Court of the United States, some believe that the fight for LGBTQ equality rights has been fought and won.  However, important legal challenges remain, including issues of family law, trusts and estates, housing, employment, education and other civil rights discrimination, and the rights of transgender individuals.

Join an impressive array of practitioners and legal scholars for a discussion of the road ahead, from both a Rhode Island and a federal perspective, Beyond Marriage Equality symposium at Roger Williams University School of Law on Friday, October 16, 2015, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m.

The symposium keynote will be delivered at 4:00 p.m. by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), who recently co-sponsored and introduced a federal LGBT rights bill (the “Equality Act”), which would explicitly ban anti-LGBT discrimination in all areas of civil rights law. Congressman Cicilline’s keynote will focus on the Congressman’s perspective of the status of LGBT rights and what can be done to continue striving for equality.

Registration fee of $25 includes all symposium sessions, and 4.5 Rhode Island MCLE credits with zero legal ethics credits. Register here.

Judiciary, RWU Law Class of 2015 alumni, RWU/RWU Law students and students at area colleges may attend the symposium for FREE, but registration is required here.

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