November 01, 2018 Winter 2018

SOGI CLE at Midyear 2018

LGBT legal experts provided an overview and discussions on a variety of topics, including the advances and setbacks to LGBT laws and the effect that they have had on individuals and the country; transgender issues that include the military ban, public accommodations, and in inmate rights

Other topics included the Department of Defense’s Religious Freedom memo and the Justice Department intervention in a private employment lawsuit, arguing that the ban on sex discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect workers on the basis of their sexual orientation.           

The program was moderated by D’Arcy Kemnitz Esq, Executive Director of the National LGBT Bar Association. The panelists included Hon. Phyllis Frye, Assoc. Judge for the Municipal Courts in Houston; Shannon Price Minter Esq, Legal Director of the National Center of Lesbian Rights; and Jennifer Levi, Transgender Rights Project Director for GLAD.

This CLE program was taped live at the ABA Midyear Meeting in the Vancouver Convention Center by ABA Communications and Media Relations and sponsored by the SOGI Commission.

    SKIP HARSCH
    SOGI Director

     Congratulations to the 2018 Stonewall Awardees!

Read about this year's honorees here.