Past Event

Getting Equal and the Marriage Equality Movement

Thu, Jun 14 2012 - 6:00pm

Getting Equal and the Marriage Equality Movement: What Does President Obama's Endorsement Mean?

Stuart Gaffney, National Media Director, Marriage Equality USA
John Lewis, Legal Director, Marriage Equality USA
Robin McGehee, Director and Founder, GetEQUAL

The fervor historically reserved for following sports teams has been extended to following court rulings on equality measures in the LGBT community. As plaintiffs in the California case for equal marriage rights decided by the California Supreme Court in 2008, Gaffney and Lewis are uniquely qualified to clarify the maze of recent marriage equality rulings and provide a comprehensive update. In the struggle from the beginning, they'll discuss what it has been like to ride the recent tidal wave of support following President Obama's endorsement of marriage equality. McGehee was propelled into national-level activism post-Prop. 8 and represents a generation of activists demanding total equality. She is among only a handful of people who have been both arrested at the White House and later invited there. She’ll be discussing new national strategies to achieve full equality.

MLF: LGBT
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Laurie Wagner