Tomorrow, in Atlanta and On The Net: “Lawrence v. Texas Five Years Out: Can the Promises of Liberty and Equality Be Fulfilled?”

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WHAT: ACS will co-host a symposium on equality and liberty, focusing on the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. Paul Smith, the litigator who argued on behalf of John Lawrence before the high court, will give the keynote address.

WHEN: 12 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST, Friday, April 11, 2008.

WHERE: Emory University School of Law, Tull Auditorium, Atlanta, Ga.

WHY: Five years have passed since the Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas that the constitutional protection of sexual privacy precludes state laws that prohibit sexual relations between adults of the same sex. In addition to Paul Smith‘s keynote address, two panels of experts will examine Lawrence over the last five years and discuss where the law should go from here. The program of events is available here.

REGISTRATION: There is no charge to attend. Lunch will be served. A closing reception is sponsored by Alton & Bird LLP. Register here. The event is approved for 3.75 general CLE hours.

MORE: The program will be webcast live, and will be made available afterward on ACS’ website. The symposium is cosponsored by ACS, Lambda Legal, ACS’ Georgia Lawyer Chapter, the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, ACS’ Emory Student Chapter and Emory EGALA.

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