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2022 Midwestern LGBTQ+ Rights Conference

Friday, March 25, 2022 | 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Virtual Event

Join students, academics, legal practitioners and community members from the greater Midwest region at the School of Law in for a dialogue centered on the rights of LGBTQ+ parents, children and families.

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School of Law


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​​Keynote: True Parenthood 

Yale Law School’s Doug NeJaime analyzes the legislative reforms needed to adequately ensure parental rights for LGBTQ+ parents.

Panel I: LGBTQ+ Rights, Religion, and Family after Fulton 

University of Arkansas School of Law’s Jordan Blair Woods and Washington University School of Law’s Elizabeth D. Katz explain the impact of Fulton’s holding on foster care and adoption for LGBTQ+ couples.

Panel II: “The Parental Bill of Rights”: Expurgating the School Library and Curriculum

Washington University School of Law’s Susan Appleton and Gregory Magarian join with Washington University Brown School’s Susan Stiritz to analyze how efforts to ban books related to sexuality implicate parental and first amendment rights.

Panel III: Trans Children and the Family 

Lamba Legal’s Omar Gonzalez-Pagan describe the efforts of various state legislatures to enact law defining the rights of trans children to make decisions.

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