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DeBoer v. Snyder: Marriage Equality in the Supreme Court

  • University of Memphis (UC Ballroom C) 3720 Alumni Ave Memphis, TN, 38111 United States (map)

Memphis attorney Maureen T. Holland and local plaintiffs Ijpe DeKoe and Thomas Kostura will discuss "DeBoer v. Snyder:  Marriage Equality in the Supreme Court" 

Context: In January, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry throughout the United States. Local plaintiffs DeKoe and Kostura, represented by attorney Holland, joined other couples in a consolidated marriage equality case from four states-Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio-that do not recognize same-sex marriages. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on April 28 with a decision expected in June.

Event Sponsors: Helen Hardin Honors Program, Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, Honors Student Council, American Constitution Society, Stonewall Tigers, and Outlaw