USD Law and OUTlaws Host LGBT Symposium Thursday–Friday

Lavender Lecture 2015
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If you’re interested in LGBT issues, head to Vermillion today and tomorrow for a series of thought-provoking discussions. This evening at 5:30, the South Dakota Law Review and the USD OUTlaws host their third annual Lavender Lecture. Dr. Ryan Scott of Indiana University will discuss the “gay/trans panic” defense and efforts to keep this offensive defense out of courtrooms. This speech takes place at the USD School of Law Courtroom.

Then tomorrow, the Law Review hosts “Many Voices: A Discussion of LGBTQ Marriage Rights and Transgender Rights,” three panel discussions also at the Law School Courtroom. The Law School has invited experts from all over the place to present all sides of the debate on transgender rights, and same-sex marriage:

  • Panel I (10:00–11:30 a.m.): Transgender Rights
    • Professor Gabriel Arkles, Associate Academic Specialist, Northeastern University School of Law
    • Professor Luke Boso, Visiting Professor at San Francisco School of Law
    • Brody Ray, Speaker on Transgender Issues
    • Attorney Dick Casey, Specialist in Employment Law
    • Dean Richard Bales, Dean of Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
  • Panel II (1:00–2:30 p.m.): Same Sex Marriage
    • Professor John Culhane, Distinguished Professor of Law, Widener School of Law
    • Dr. Mark Strasser, Trustees Professor of Law, Capital University School of Law
    • Dr. Susan Mezey, Professor of Political Science, Loyola University
    • Professor George Dent, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Panel III (3:00–4:30 p.m.): Same Sex Marriage
    • Dr. Vincent Samar, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University
    • Professor Aaron Fellmeth, Professor of Law, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’ Conner College of Law
    • Professor Teresa Collett, Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law,
 USD students, Vermillionaires and neighbors, the Lavender Lecture and Friday’s panel discussions promise to be enlightening. Bring a friend and attend!

2 Responses to USD Law and OUTlaws Host LGBT Symposium Thursday–Friday

  1. mike from iowa

    Meanwhile,Indiana goobernor Pence signed a legal discrimination law into effect for Indiana today. Don’t like Gays? You don’t have to serve them,wait on them,cater to them etc.

  2. hobbylobby gave corporations religious beliefs. religionists argue lgbt sexuality as mere beliefs. atheists do not see scientific support for belief in god(s). climate deniers dispute 97% of climate science as a hoax. and the IRS gives religion a tax break. do I have this right.