November 12, 2019

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Eastern Time

ACS Northeast Ohio: Current Issues in LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Law

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, OH

Join the ACS Northeast Ohio Chapter, the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association LGBT & Allies Committee, the ACLU of Ohio, and Equality Ohio for a panel discussion on current issues in LGBTQ non-discrimination law. 

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 non-discrimination protections including: whether Title VII’s prohibitions on employment discrimination extend to LGBTQ individuals, a matter that was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on October 8th and likely decided by the Court by June 2020. The panelists will also discuss ongoing religious-based challenges to protections afforded to LGBTQ people by state and local non-discrimination laws, a matter that was addressed but by no means resolved by the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop. Lastly, the panelists will discuss 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.


Susan Becker, General Counsel, The ACLU of Ohio

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

Alana Jochum, Executive Director, Equality Ohio


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

1.5 hours of CLE credit is available for this event.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the event in the law school atrium.