On Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Albany Law School’s OUTlaw student group (this organization provides support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, staff and faculty) will be hosting a symposium on Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples.  
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Location: West Wing Classroom, on the Albany Law School’s campus.  Event is open to the public.    For more details,   Click on: Albany Law School’s Facebook

Speaker 1: Ross D. Levi, Esq., Director of Public Policy & Education, Empire State Pride Agenda.
Speaker 2: Albany Law alum, Dishpaul S. Dhuga, Esq., Immigration & Domestic Violence, Empire Justice Center.

Other Spring Events (open to the Public) :
1) Movie Night: Milk”, Starring Sean Penn  (Pizza will be served)Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: East Wing Classroom, Albany Law School

2)  What do LGBTQ rights, juvenile justice, and court reform have in common? 
ANSWER: They are all topics at the “Our Changing Families” symposium! 
WHEN: Friday, April 17, 2009
TIME: 9:00am – 3:30pm (Reception to follow)
WHERE: Room 200, on Albany Law School’s campus
WHAT: National experts will discuss the following topics:
– Emerging Trends in Family Law, Children & the Law, Reforming Courts to Better Serve Families. Keynote Speakers: Justice Leslie E. Stein (Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Third Dept) & Judge Jan H. Plumadore (Deputy Chief Admin. Judge for all Courts Outside NYC). 
For a glimse of the Amazing Panelists, Click Here

Below are some articles that the student President of OUTlaw, Patrick Harkins, ’10 would like to share.  If you have questions, please contact Patrick at: pharkins@albanylaw.edu

1) NYS Appellate Court: No parental rights for lesbian mom:
http://www.365gay.com/news/appeals-court-no-parental-rights-for-lesbian-mom/

2) NY gov. calls for gay marriage vote:
http://www.365gay.com/news/ny-gov-calls-for-gay-marriage-vote/

3) NH Senate takes up marriage bill:
http://www.365gay.com/news/nh-senate-takes-up-marriage-bill/

4) Poll: Support strong for gay marriage in New York State:
http://www.365gay.com/news/poll-support-strong-for-gay-marriage-in-new-york-state/

5) MAINE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES HE WILL SIGN SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BILL INTO LAW

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/newsupdate.php?updates/update-baldacci-to-sign-gay-marriage-into-law

Flier for the Symposium HERE.