Dignity Denied: Religious Exemptions and LGBT Elder Services Report Release & Panel Discussion
New York, NY 10027
Please join The Movement Advancement Project, Columbia Law School’s Public Rights and Private Conscience Project, and SAGE for the release of their report at Union Theological Seminary, detailing the increased risk of discrimination LGBT older adults face as a result of recent efforts to create a license to discriminate through religious exemption laws and policies.
Many older Americans rely on a network of service providers as they age. A majority are offered by religiously affiliated organizations. As a result of administrative, legislative, and legal efforts to create a license to discriminate, more and more service providers are allowed to exempt themselves from state and federal law and to discriminate against LGBT elders. This report provides an overview of the most concerning of these religious exemption laws and policies and how they impact LGBT older adults.
Panelists will include:
- Alex Sheldon, Research Analyst, The Movement Advancement Project
- Audrey Weiner, President and CEO, The New Jewish Home
- Carmelyn P. Malalis, Chair and Comissioner, New York City Commission on Human Rights
- Jonathan Soto, NYC Mayor’s Office: Executive Director of the Center for Faith and Community Partnerships
- Katherine Franke, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project, Columbia Law School
- Rose Saxe, Senior Staff Attorney, LGBT & HIV Project, American Civil Liberties Union
- Fred Davie, Executive Vice President, Union Theological Seminary
- Michael Adams, CEO, SAGE
- Sandy Warshaw, SAGE Constituent
Lunch will be served!