February 2, 2021

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Eastern Time

Box v Henderson Case Discussion: Equality for Indiana Families


Please join the ACS Indiana-McKinney Student Chapter and the Lambda Law Society on February 2 at 4:30 via zoom for a case discussion regarding Indiana’s discriminatory attempt to deny same-sex couples the same presumption of parenthood that is afforded to opposite-sex couples. Attorneys representing the couples who brought suit, Richard Mann and Megan Gehring, will be hosted by Professor Nicole Goodson to discuss the issues presented by the case, the long-waited opinion by the Seventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court’s denial of Indiana’s writ of certiorari. 

A Q&A period will follow the discussion. 

Please register to attend this event here.

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Speaker Bios:

Richard Mann ’80 – Mr. Mann is a Certified Family Law Specialist practicing Family Law for more than 40 years in the Indianapolis area and throughout the State of Indiana. Mr. Mann and his firm are proud to have been one of the firms who represented same-sex couples who were successful in overturning Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage. He continues to fight discrimination in the law. Mr. Mann has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers from 2009-2020. Mr. Mann was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 2015.

Megan Gehring – Ms. Gehring’s practice focuses on Family Law matters and Appeals with the Mann Law Office in Indianapolis and was instrumental in the firm’s protection of same-sex couples rights for both mothers to be recognized as parents of their child. Ms. Gehring is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, ’12, magna cum laude. Ms. Gehring was admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 2020. Additionally, Ms. Gehring participates as a Guardian ad Litem with Kid’s Voice of Indiana. 

Professor Nicole Goodson - Nicole L. Goodson is an attorney with the direct representation program at Child Advocates, and has taught the Child Advocacy Law Clinic at IU McKinney School of Law since its inception in 2016. Prior to joining Child Advocates, Ms. Goodson was a staff attorney with Kids’ Voice of Indiana in their Children’s Law Center, and prior to that was an attorney with Disability Legal Services of Indiana, providing special education advocacy to families throughout Indiana. Ms. Goodson is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University. She presently serves as the Chair of the Children’s Rights Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association, is the Indiana State Coordinator for the National Association of Counsel for Children, and volunteers with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Kids’ Voice of Indiana.