WEBINAR: Cutting-edge Research on LGBT Discrimination and Workplace Protections
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
9:30-10:30 a.m. PDT
Williams Institute experts will present on the latest research on LGBT discrimination, the effectiveness of non-discrimination protections, RFRs, and the business case for LGBT inclusion. Areas of research discussed will include:
• ongoing discrimination against LGBT people,
• the health and economic impact of discrimination on LGBT people,
• additional challenges that transgender people face and the cost of transition-related health care services to employers,
• religious exemptions, and
• the economic impacts of discrimination.
Speakers will include:
Gary Gates (moderator), Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and Research Director, is a recognized expert on the demography of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population. He co-authored The Gay and Lesbian Atlas and publishes extensively on the demographic, geographic, and economic characteristics of the LGBT population.
M.V. Lee Badgett is a Williams Distinguished Scholar at the Williams Institute. She is also the director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as a professor of economics. She studies family policy issues and labor market discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, and gender.
Andrew R. Flores is a Public Opinion and Policy Fellow at the Williams Institute. His research has appeared in academic journals, edited volumes, and political science blogs. His research includes questions of gays and lesbians in the American democratic process, from intra-group politics and public opinion to representation.
Christy Mallory, Anna M. Curren Fellow and Senior Counsel, oversees state law and policy work at the Williams Institute. She focuses on a variety of topics, including sexual orientation and gender identity non-discrimination protections, state-level recognition for same-sex couples, and other state and local level laws and policies impacting LGBT people.
Adam P. Romero is Senior Counsel and Arnold D. Kassoy Scholar of Law at the Williams Institute. Previously, he was a senior associate at the law firm WilmerHale, where he was a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation and Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Groups. He successfully represented the plaintiffs in Cooper-Harris v. USA, the first case in the nation to declare unconstitutional laws barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages in the veterans-benefits context.
Jody Herman, Williams Institute Scholar of Public Policy, focuses on the impact of gender identity-based discrimination and issues related to gender regulation in public space and the built environment. Her work has included research on the fiscal and economic impact of marriage for same-sex couples, the fiscal impact of employment discrimination against people who are transgender, and the development of trans-inclusive questions for population-based surveys.
Douglas NeJaime is a Visiting Professor of Law at the Williams Institute and a Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law. His research and teaching interests are primarily in sexual orientation law, family law, law and social movements, cause lawyering, and antidiscrimination law.