Marriage Equality and Reproductive Rights: Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead

Friday 28 February, 2014
9am - 1:30pm, $0/Rsvp

Columbia Law School, Greene Hall
435 West 116 Street

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This conference will highlight lessons learned through the successful, multifaceted challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act and explore how those lessons might apply in ongoing gender and sexuality law work on marriage equality and reproductive rights. Speakers include the nation's leading LGBT and reproductive rights advocates. 

9:00am - 10:30am | Litigating the Cases: DOMA Undone; Marriage and Abortion Access Battles Ahead 
Brigette Amiri, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project 
Mary Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders 
James Esseks, Director, ACLU LGBT and AIDS Project 
Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights 

10:45am - 12:15pm | Advocacy Outside the Courtroom: Legislative, Media, and Community Advances and Challenges 
Silvia Henriquez, Principal, ConwayStrategic and Manager, Coalition for Abortion Access and Reproductive Equity 
Sharon McGowan, Deputy General Counsel for Policy, U.S. Office of Personnel Management 
Hilary Rosen, Managing Director, SKDKnickerbocker 
Heather Sawyer, Minority Counsel, House Judiciary Committee 
Rachel Sussman, Director of State Policy and Advocacy, Planned Parenthood Federal of America 
Evan Wolfson, Founder and President, Freedom to Marry 

12:30pm | A Conversation with Edie Windsor 
Edie Windsor, Plaintiff, United States v. Windsor 

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