OutLaws and Allies is a support system and safe social circle for LGBT students, staff, faculty and their allies within the University of Kansas School of Law who share a vision for equality regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, while providing a forum for the exploration of, and education in, advancing LGBT rights.
OutLaws and Allies hosts events that impact the entire Kansas community. In late September, OutLaws and Allies, the Federalist Society and KC Legal co-hosted a gay marriage debate. The event featured Dale Carpenter, a professor of civil rights and civil liberties law at the University of Minnesota, and Dale Schowengerdt, a litigator for the Alliance Defense Fund. Carpenter is a frequent writer and speaker in the area of sexual orientation law. Schowengerdt has litigated against same-sex marriage and in defense of a number of traditional marriage-law acts, including the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The event offered a rigorous discussion of diverging perspectives on the topic of gay marriage to a standing-room-only audience.
The evening before the event, KC Legal sponsored a networking reception with Dale Carpenter in Kansas City.
OutLaws and Allies’ next event will be a TGIT event, co-sponsored with the Public Interest Law Society. For more information about the TGIT or about OutLaws and Allies, please contact Matthew Riley at email@example.com.
Andrea Kalish, vice president, OutLaws & Allies
Labels: KU Law, LGBT, same-sex marriage, student organizations