by Web on October 20, 2015
Roberta Kaplan, constitutional lawyer and author of the book Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA, will speak in the Recital Hall of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex at Millsaps College on Wednesday, November 11, at 5:30pm. Following Kaplan’s lecture, she will participate in a book signing hosted by Lemuria Bookstore. The event is free and open to the public.An attorney with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York, Kaplan has built a strong reputation in the practice of law. Selected as one of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers” in America in 2013, Kaplan has a broad range of experience in regulatory investigations and civil litigation.
Kaplan’s book is based on her successful argument before the United States Supreme Court in the Windsor case, in which the Court ruled that a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violated the U.S. Constitution by barring legally married same-sex couples from access to benefits provided under federal law.
Since the Windsor case, Kaplan has served as the lead attorney in a successful case seeking marriage equality in Mississippi. She is also currently challenging Mississippi’s ban on adoption by gay couples.
Lemuria Books will have copies of Kaplan’s book available for purchase at the book signing after the lecture.