January 30, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Pacific Time
ACS Bay Area: Trans Rights and the Constitution Under Siege
The rights and even existence of transgender people continue to come under heavy fire in many states. California continues to lead the way on protective laws and policies, including a recent youth sanctuary law. What's coming in 2023 state legislative sessions? What's the best way to fight for trans rights on the ground? Do constitutional principles both underpin and endanger trans rights? What does this heated battle tell us about bodily autonomy and individual liberty in a divided America? Can we expect the Supreme Court to continue its assault on equal protection and due process under the guise of religious liberty? Please join the American Constitution Society At-Large, Austin, Bay Area, Delaware, MSP, San Diego, and Washington, DC Lawyer Chapters; the National Trans Bar Association; BALIF (Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom); National LGBTQ+ Bar Association; Los Angeles LGBTQ Bar Association; APSAC (American Professional Society of Abused Children); and Americans United for Separation of Church and State for a discussion on these issues.
Hon. Zooey Zephyr, Representative for the 100th district of Montana's House of Representatives and Montana's first openly transgender lawmaker.
Erin Reed, Activist, legislative researcher, and content creator who tracks all transgender-related bills in state legislatures.
Rafael Langer-Osuna, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs; Co-Chair, National Trans Bar Association; Co-Chair, BALIF Amicus, Programming, and Community Activism Committees; and trans rights advocate.
Richard Katskee, Vice President & Legal Director, Americans United for Separation of Church & State.
Mary Kelly Persyn, BALC Board Member and Diversity and Inclusion co-chair; VP of Legal Affairs, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco