The Center for State Constitutional Studies will present the 27th annual State Constitutional Law Lecture in the Multi-Purpose Room, located on the main level of the Campus Center.
Mary Bonauto, the Shikes Fellow in Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School will discuss, "Equality and the Impossible: State Constitutions and Marriage."
The Civil Rights Project Director for Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), Bonauto has litigated in the state and federal courts of New England on discrimination issues, parental rights, free speech and religious liberty, and relationship recognition. In 2015 she successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in the historic case Obergefell v. Hodges, establishing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide.
Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2014 MacArthur Fellowship. A graduate of Hamilton College and Northeastern University School of Law, Bonauto serves on an advisory board for the American Constitution Society and has also served as co-chair of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities.
For more information, please contact the Center at 856-225-6625.
To attend the lecture, please visit our registration page.