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Knowing this summer`s Supreme Court decision related to the constitutionality of the “Defense of Marriage Act” will have an impact on the campus, local community, and state, the UW Oshkosh LGBTQ Resource Center is sponsoring a Thursday, Sept. 19 panel discussion on the court’s ruling and what’s next.

From 6:30 to 8 p.m., in Sage Hall Room 1232, the LGBTQ Resource Center will host “Wisconsin After DOMA: What’s Next?” Panel members include Katie Belanger, President and CEO of Fair Wisconsin, who will “provide the nuts and bolts of DOMA and the Supreme Court’s ruling, Wisconsin’s current laws and their impact on Wisconsin as a whole.”

Belanger will be joined by Kathy Flores, diversity coordinator for the City of Appleton and founder of the Fox Valley/Oshkosh LGBTQ Anti-Violence Project. Flores will be discussing anti-LGBTQ backlash following the Supreme Court’s ruling and the implications of the ruling on the community level.

The panel also includes Susan Rensing, assistant professor of History and Gender and Women’s Studies at UW Oshkosh. Rensing will specifically examine the Supreme Court ruling’s impact on UW Oshkosh’s competitiveness and recruitment and retainment efforts.

Find more info about the LGBTQ Resource Center at its website: uwosh.edu/lgbtqcenter.

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