LGBTQ Rights, The U.S. Supreme Court, and Nevada Law


Thursday, October 10, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm


BSL Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility #151

William S. Boyd School of Law Workplace Law Program


LGBTQ Rights, The U.S. Supreme Court, and Nevada Law
Thursday, October 10, 2019
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
William S. Boyd School of Law
Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility
Approved for 1.5 CLE credits

The event is free. Registration is required. 
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Program Description

Panelists will discuss the federal law of employment protections for LGBTQ individuals, focusing on the three cases that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this term that will determine whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The speakers will also explain how new remedies provided by recent amendments to Nevada anti-discrimination law will further protect LGBTQ individuals in employment, even if the federal law is found not to protect these individuals. Finally, the Director of Silver State Equality, a new pro-LGBTQ rights organization in Nevada, will identify legislative and other measures in Nevada and the U.S. Congress that the organization supports to guarantee true equality for LGBTQ individuals in all areas of the law.


Marcia L. McCormick, Professor of Law and Women’s and Gender Studies at Saint Louis University
Ann McGinley, Co-Director, UNLV Workplace Law Program and William S. Boyd Professor of Law
Kathleen England, Esq, Gilbert & England Law Firm
Andre Wade, State Director of Silver State Equality


4:00-4:05    Welcome and Introductions
4:05-5:15    Presentation
5:15-5:25     Questions and Answers
5:25-5:30    Closing Remarks