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Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies to Discuss Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Scott Lively

Posted Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Western New England University School of Law’s Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies will host Attorney Pam Spees from the Center for Constitutional Rights on Tuesday, April 9 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Blake Law Center Commons. The event, titled “Using U.S. Courts to Protect Human Rights Abroad: A Community Discussion of Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Scott Lively,” will take a look at the allegations that local evangelical pastor Scott Lively’s political activities in support of anti-gay legislation in Uganda constitute persecution under international human rights law. Spees will also discuss how there is an emerging role of the U.S. courts as a venue for protecting human rights abroad. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Established in 2012, the Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies is a resource for students, alumni, and faculty of Western New England University School of Law, the legal community, and the general public. The Center works to engage with the legal community, with the University, and with members of the School of Law on core issues of gender and sexuality across a broad spectrum of law, including criminal law, immigration, employment, family law, health law, discrimination, prisoners’ rights, legislation, leadership and business, and international and comparative law. For more information, visit:


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