Reflections on Windsor

Last year’s watershed case of United States v. Windsor was one of the most highly-watched Supreme Court cases in decades, establishing new rights for millions of Americans and setting the stage for the scores of marriage equality battles that have swept the nation’s courts. This luncheon plenary featured three distinguished experts who were deeply involved in the groundbreaking Windsor litigation. What were their experiences in leading the case to victory at the Supreme Court? What is the broader impact of Windsor on equality principles? And, what comes next?


Mary L. Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
Roberta (Robbie) Kaplan, Partner, Paul, Weiss LLP
Pamela Karlan, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice