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NYC: Women's Panel Discussion and Reception with Lambda Legal
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Reception and Panel Discussion with Jenny Pizer, Camilla Taylor and Carmina Ocampo on LBT Women's Issues, including Hobby Lobby (religious exemptions), marriage equality, intersectionality. FREE but RSVP required:

Save the Date:

Join Lambda Legal, Sidley Austin LLP & the Host Committee for

A Reception and Women's Panel Discussion on LBT Women's Issues and recent Legal rulings

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Check-in 6:00 PM
Panel Discussion
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

FREE to attend but RSVP required:

Hosted & Generously Underwritten by National  Lambda Legal Sponsor Sidley Austin LLP
787 7th Avenue (Bet 51 & 52nd Sts), NYC. 

Lambda Legal is proud to present a special panel and reception as part of our “Libations and Litigation” series. The discussion will feature staff attorneys from regional offices highlighting different issue areas of the legal work affecting LBT women and allies, including how the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision on religious exemptions may affect the LGBT community, marriage equality and intersectionality work.

Panel Speakers:

Jenny Pizer Lambda Legal Law and Policy Project National Director - Based in California

Camilla Taylor Lambda Legal Counsel and Marriage Project National Director.  Mostly recently, Indiana's Marriage Ban

Carmina Ocampo Lambda Legal Staff Attorney and the Immigrants’ Rights Strategist. Most recently, Arizona marriage ban. 

Moderated by Miriam Edelstein Lambda Legal Director of Strategic Partner Programs


   Host Committee (to date)

Nan Bailey
Sheri L. Bonstelle
Kelsey Breck
Wendy Chang
Benson R. Cohen
Shawn Cowls
Karen K. Dixon
Leslie Gabel-Brett
Faith Gay
Fran Goldstein
Natasha Haase and Jennifer Rexford
Laurie Hasencamp
Jennifer Hatch
Kathleen Klock
Lisa Linsky
Laura Maechtlen
Patricia Martone and Barbara Rosen
Patty Rogers
Michelle Waites
Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

Columbia Pride
CUGALA (Cornell)
DGALA (Dartmouth)
FFR/Princeton BTGALA
NYU LGBT Alumni Network
 Stanford Pride
Yale GALA 


Speakers Bios:

Jenny Pizer Lambda Legal Law and Policy Project National Director - Based in California  (Harvard '82, NY Law '87)

Since joining Lambda Legal in 1996, Jenny Pizer has litigated many cases to protect family relationships including with marriage, to win fair conditions for LGBT people in health care, employment and education, and to stop the use of religion to discriminate. Pizer also drafts legislation, advises policymak­ers, and works with community advocates to advance nondiscrimination and family protections, and to oppose overbroad religious exemptions. She has received many professional and community service awards, including being named among California’s top women litigators seven times.


Camilla Taylor Lambda Legal Counsel and Marriage Project National Director  (Yale '93, Columbia Law)

Camilla Taylor, along with Paul D. Castillo and the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, co-counseled Bogan v. Baskin, a federal suit that challenged the constitutionality of Indiana's marriage ban. Taylor argued the case before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which issued a sweeping decision that not only struck down Indiana's ban but also held that all laws targeting people based on their sexual orientation now warrant elevated scrutiny. In addition to her work as a litigator, Taylor was the primary drafter of Illinois marriage legislation, has contributed to legislative efforts concerning marriage and parenting around the country, and has testified multiple times before state legislatures in support of marriage bills and in opposition to measures that would permit discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. 


Carmina Ocampo Lambda Legal Staff Attorney and the Immigrants’ Rights Strategist (UCLA)


Carmina Ocampo successfully challenged Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage and she is also currently representing a gay teacher in an employment discrimination suit who was suffered discrimination and harassment because of her sexual orientation. Prior to joining Lambda, Carmina was at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles which was formerly the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans. Carmina was a lead attorney in a lawsuit APALC joined with the EEOC representing 70 Filipino-American nurses harassed at work and barred from speaking Filipino languages that earned a landmark settlement of nearly $1 million dollars. Carmina received a “Community Advocate of the Year” award in 2012 from the Philippine American Bar Association. Carmina received her JD from UCLA and specialized in Critical Race Studies.


Moderated by Miriam Edelstein Lambda Legal Director of Strategic Partner Programs


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