VIRTUAL: President's Club Conversation on What's at Stake: LGBTQ+ Rights and the US Supreme Court

Sharon M. McGowan, Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director, Lambda Legal; Ryan Thoreson, Researcher, LGBT Rights Program, Human Rights Watch. Moderated by Juliet Sorensen.

Less than five years after the landmark US Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that declared same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, two conservative justices have again made it clear they disagree with the high court's 2015 decision. LGBTQ+ rights and equality face similar challenges globally, whether it is Russia’s “traditional values” legislation pushing to suppress the rights of transgender citizens, or Poland’s widely accepted LGBTQ-free zones, or Egypt’s systemic jailing of LGBTQ+ people and activists using vague debauchery laws. With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation, what can the United States expect from a court with a conservative majority? What are the potential impacts on civil and human rights domestically and globally?

President’s Club members and above are invited to join an exclusive Zoom conversation with our featured speakers as they discuss LGBTQ+ rights from a domestic and global perspective, SCOTUS, and how the election results could ensure damaging and discriminatory policies for years to come.

Speaker Bio



11:25 a.m. CST
Participants Join Zoom

11:30 a.m. CST
Discussion and Audience Q&A

12:15 p.m. CST
Program Adjournment