As the Supreme Court recognized in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) - the case confirming a Constitutional right to marriage for same-sex couples - the institutions of marriage and family are dynamic and evolving. For judges, lawyers, mediators, therapists, and other professionals interacting with LGBTQ persons and their families, accurate and current research on those families is crucial to making informed decisions about the people and cases in front of them. This webinar will examine the most up-to-date and peer-reviewed data on LGBTQ parenting. These data include demographics, family and parenting dynamics, the psychological, medical, and educational outcomes for children raised in these families, and the impact that legal, societal and community support can have on LGBTQ parents and their children.
Todd Brower, JD, LLM is the Judicial Education Director for the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law. He is a professor of Constitutional Law at Western State College of Law in California, and is the Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy there. He has an LL.M from Yale Law School, a J.D. from Stanford Law School, an A.B. from Princeton University, and was a Fulbright scholar in France. Professor Brower served on the California Judicial Council - Access and Fairness Advisory Committee and is the author of various law review articles, research studies and publications on the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons in the courts of the United Kingdom, California and New Jersey. He has worked with the courts of several nations in Europe and North and South America, with many US states and federal agencies on judicial education programs, and with international and national judicial organizations.
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