Seattle University will host a community meeting August 12 as we begin to grapple with changes following the Defense of Marriage Act ruling. The American Civil Liberties Union (of Washington), and seven other groups are collaborating on the event.
The meeting at Seattle U’s Pigott Auditorium will run from 6 to 8 PM, and feature panelists hoping to answer lingering questions you may have on DOMA.
The event flier says talks will center on “federal taxes, employee benefits, family law, Social Security, military benefits, immigration, and what’s being done currently to make the freedom to marry a reality in all 50 states.” Lacey All, chair of Washington United for Marriage will moderate the panel consisting of four attorneys.
You can see the speakers signed up to come, and what else to expect from the meeting courtesy of the event posting:
Now that part of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, what does it mean for you and your relationship? And what are the next steps to achieve the freedom to marry in every state in the country?
Join us for a FREE community meeting that will help answer those questions. Panelists will provide information and answer questions on issues including federal taxes, employee benefits, family law, Social Security, military benefits, immigration, and what’s being done currently to make the freedom to marry a reality in all 50 states.
The discussion will be moderated by Lacey All, chair of Washington United for Marriage. Panelists include:
• Howard Bye-Torre, Stoel Rives
• Shelbi Day, Lambda Legal
• Wendy Goffe, Stoel Rives
• Janet Helson, Skellenger Bender, P.S.
Access to Justice Institute at Seattle University School of Law, ACLU of Washington, Equal Rights Washington, Flying House Productions, Greater Seattle Business Association, Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, Legal Voice, Pride Foundation, Seattle Area Support Groups, The Seattle Lesbian, Social Outreach Seattle, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, and QLaw Association & Foundation.