National Call-In: Relationship Recognition for Same-Sex Couples

30-Jan-2015

On January 16, the United States Supreme Court made history, granting a writ of certiorari for cases in four states regarding relationship recognition for same-sex couples. In taking this case, the Court may now provide a final decision on marriage equality at the state level, particularly the question of whether same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marriage. The LGBT Bar hosted a national call-in on January 30, 2015, to discuss the Court’s decision and what to expect next. Speakers from NCLR and GLAD – organizations representing two of the couples whose cases will be heard before the Supreme Court – discuss the reasons behind the Supreme Court’s decision, possible rulings and the implications for LGBT couples across the country. Speakers were Shannon Minter, the legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), and Janson Wu, executive director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD).

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