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Then Comes Marriage:
The Historic Defeat of DOMA

Date: November 2, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm
Contact: Peggy Kurtz
Phone: 718.268.5011 ext 151
Email: pkurtz@cqy.org

$5 m / $8 nm suggested donation

Renowned litigator Roberta Kaplan tells the gripping story of the landmark case she argued before the Supreme Court, which ultimately brought down the Defense of Marriage Act in one of this country’s most significant civil rights victories.  The case centered on Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer, two women who had lived together as a couple for over forty years.  Despite a legal marriage, when Spyer died, her partner was denied inheritance rights.  Herself a gay woman, Roberta Kaplan  took on this case, as well as Mississippi’s gay marriage ban, in a passionate quest for equal rights.  

This is the story of a historic victory for civil rights for all.

   
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