WKU’s Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility will present The Road to Marriage Equality: Past Discrimination, Current Victories, & Future Challenges with Dr. Patricia Minter at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 in Downing Student Union, room 2123.
On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled in a split decision of 5-4, recognizing the right of same-sex couples to marry throughout the United States. Since this historic decision, many legal questions have come to light regarding various aspects of individual rights. In Kentucky, the rights of county clerks issuing the marriage license have been called into question.
Dr. Minter, an associate professor in WKU’s History Department, will discuss implications of the decision on states and local governments and next steps for Kentucky.
Dr. Minter will also examine a few of the next frontiers for LGBTQ equity including workplace and housing discrimination. This talk will consider local and national efforts to fight these forms of discrimination, and the legal ramifications decisions on either topic could have. Dr. Minter, a former faculty regent, is active within the Bowling Green community and maintains an outspoken interest in race relations and civil rights and liberties.
The discussion is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. The event is wheelchair accessible. For information or accommodation requests, contact the ICSR at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 745-3218.
Contact: Tiara Na’puti, (270) 745-3217