Nadine Smith, CEO, Equality Florida, the state’s largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
Shannon Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Elizabeth Schwartz, Miami-based LGBT Family and Estate Planning Attorney
Vanessa & Melanie Alenier, Jorge Diaz & Don Johnston – Two of the six couples who are joining Equality Florida Institute as plaintiffs in in the lawsuit to overturn Florida’s ban on marriage equality.
Monday, February 24 @ 6:30 PM
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Register at http://www.eqfl.org/event/teletownhall. Just prior the town hall, you will receive a call providing the phone number to join the conversation. Participants will also have a chance to ask questions.
Last month, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) filed a lawsuit in Florida state court in Miami on behalf of six same-sex couples and the Equality Florida Institute, seeking the freedom to marry. The lawsuit argues that Florida’s laws barring same-sex couples from marriage violate the United States Constitution by denying them the legal protections and equal dignity that having the freedom to marry provides.