LGBT Rights and the Law
On September 29 and October 1 JustUs, in conjunction with the Kienbaum Law Group and Swogger, Bruce and Millar Law Firm, hosted lectures on the current status of LGBT rights in America. The lectures focused in particular on how the latest advancements in LGBT rights affect employers, and took place in Detroit and Traverse City, Michigan. The watershed Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges that granted same-sex couples the right to marry has significant implications on the duties of employers, not the least of which is the fact that employers who offer healthcare benefits must now give same-sex couples the same offerings as heterosexual couples. The lectures were part of an ongoing series called "Hot Topics" that JustUs, the Kienbaum Law Group, and Swogger, Bruce and Millar Law Firm host quarterly.