Coming off the incredible Supreme Court wins defeating the federal Defense of Marriage Act and reinstating marriage equality in California, the LGBT rights movement struggles to accomplish marriage equality nationwide whilst taking action around the many other issues facing LGBT people. Homelessness is extremely prevalent among LGBT youth, rates of discrimination and violence against transgender people are massive, and most states show a gross lack of legal protections for same-sex parents. How will our movement navigate this challenge?
Minter was lead counsel for couples in the California marriage equality case which held that all couples have the right to marry and that laws limiting rights based on sexual orientation are inherently discriminatory and subject to the highest level of constitutional scrutiny. He serves on the boards of Faith in America and the Transgender Law & Policy Institute and has formerly served on the American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
Join Basic Rights Oregon for Marriage and More: The Future of the LGBT Rights Movement, a talk from Shannon Minter Wednesday, October 2nd at 5:30pm in the White Stag Lecture Hall of UO in Portland and Thursday, October 3rd at 7pm in 175 Knight Law Center in Eugene!