Current Issues in LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Law

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

The road to equality and inclusion for LGBTQ individuals has been a long one, and recent legal developments at the local, state and federal level suggest that the journey is far from over. Panelists will discuss current issues pertaining to LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections including whether Title VII’s prohibitions on employment discrimination extend to LGBTQ individuals, a matter that will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on October 8th and likely decided by the Court by June 2020; ongoing religious-based challenges to protections afforded to LGBTQ people by state and local nondiscrimination laws, a matter that was addressed but by no means resolved by the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop; the current status of state and local non-discrimination laws that protect LGBTQ individuals from discrimination, including information on the ongoing efforts to expand these protections in Ohio and elsewhere; and other related issues.



Raphael Davis-Williams, Ohio ACLU Director of Diversity and Inclusion


Susan J. Becker, Ohio ACLU General Counsel

Matthew W. Green Jr., Associate Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Alana Jochum, Equality Ohio Executive Director


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association LGBT & Allies Committee,  ACLU Ohio, Equality Ohio, The American Constitution Society Northeast Ohio Chapter

A reception in the law school atrium will follow the program.

Registration Information

The program is free and open to the public but registration is required. 


CLE credit: 1.5 free hours pending

Category: CLE Programs, General

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