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The Principles of Equality. The Practice of Inequality.

June 5@9:00 am-11:00 am

Although in 2013 the Minnesota legislature gave same-sex partners the right to marry, and although in 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell gave same-sex people the right to marry, many people are surprised to learn that in Minnesota, same-sex parents still do not have access to the same basic fundamental rights that heterosexual couples enjoy. Many people referred to Minn. Stat. § 517.01 as our ‘marriage equality’ statute and believed that Minnesota had put an end to all sex-based distinctions in marriage by choosing to provide for the domestic rights of same-sex couples. Unfortunately, in practice, the door to the courtroom is closed to same-sex parents seeking to establish their rights following the breakup of the relationship with their partner.

Presenter: Geri C. Sjoquist, Sjoquist Law LLC

Time: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Registration: 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Awards Presentation: 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Location: First National Bank Building Training Room, 332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul
Credit: 1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE credits approved
Cost: FREE for RCBA members; $30 for non-members
Teleconference: FREE for RCBA members; $30 for non-members

The Excellence in Diversity Award will be presented to Melitta Drechsler at the CLE.

Offered by RCBA Diversity Committee

Instructions for accessing the teleconference will be sent prior to the CLE. If you have any questions, please email us at info@ramseybar.org or call 651-222-0846.