Scales of (In)Justice: Legal Issues and the GLBT Person

Texas Tech Student Diversity hosts GLBT legal issues forum to highlight legal issues faced by minority groups.

The forum hosted by the Office of Student Diversity Relations, will focus on topics such as same-sex marriage, adoption and foster parenting, Proposition 8, and “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.”

The forum hosted by the Office of Student Diversity Relations, will focus on topics such as same-sex marriage, adoption and foster parenting, Proposition 8, and “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.”

Legal issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people will be the topic of discussion at a forum from 4-7 p.m. April 16 at the Texas Tech University School of Law Lanier Professional Development Center at 18th Street and Indiana Avenue.

“Scales of (In)Justice: Legal Issues and the GLBT Person,” touching on topics such as same-sex marriage, adoption and foster parenting, Proposition 8, and “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in Commuter West Lot C-17, across the street from the Law School and west of Indiana Avenue.

After a welcome reception in the lobby area, presentations will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Hunt Courtroom. Speakers for the presentation portion of the forum are Paul Scott, executive director of Equality Texas and Equality Texas Foundation; and Aaron Tax, of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.

A roundtable panel discussion and question and answer session will take place from 6-7 p.m. Panelists include Scott and Tax, as well as Joyce Carter, associate professor in the Department of English; and Grace Rogers, retired teacher, and a member of the Lubbock Chapter of Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). Calvin Lewis, associate dean for Student Affairs and Diversity at the Law School will moderate.

The event is sponsored by Texas Tech’s School of Law, Office of Student Diversity Relations and Student Counseling Center, as well as PFLAG Lubbock Chapter, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and Equality Texas and Equality Texas Foundation.