Location: Michigan/Michigan State
This panel covers a number of unique issues in the law and legal profession regarding Bisexuality. The areas of law covered include Family Law, Immigration, Employment Law, Public Accommodations, Constitutional Law, Legal Scholarship and Policy. Some topics touch on areas of overlap with transgender and racial issues. One common theme is the invisibility or erasure of Bisexuals throughout the legal world and particularly in LGBT litigation. Two or three of the presenters will start the session with personal testimony about what it means to be bisexual and how it affected their lives and legal careers in order to help the audience understand the experience of bisexuals within the LGBT community and their issues which have gone unexplored in the past. The balance of the program will include legal analysis of bi-erasure, other forms of family, immigration issues faced by bisexuals, and dealing with legal issues faced by bisexual clients, e.g. gender discrimination, non-monogamy, and marriage.
Speaker: Toby Adams, Merisa Bowers, Heron Greenesmith, Andy Izenson, Nancy Marcus, Bill Singer, Ann Tweedy