June 8, 2013: From Stonewall to Securing Marriage Rights – What Does It Mean for Us?

First Unitarian Church of Baltimore and Free State Legal Project present: From Stonewall to Securing Marriage Rights: What Does It Mean for Us? Exploring the Legal Implications of Marriage...

First Unitarian Church of Baltimore and Free State Legal Project present:

From Stonewall to Securing Marriage Rights:
What Does It Mean for Us?
Exploring the Legal Implications of Marriage for Gay Couples

A comprehensive overview of legal marriage in the State of Maryland for gay couples. Whether you are already married or just considering, esteemed attorneys Susan Francis and Susan Silber will walk you through everything you need to know before and after you walk down that aisle. Beyond romance, learn what those 1000+ contracts and responsibilities actually mean!

Topics to be discussed include:

  • DOMA
  • MD LAW OVERVIEW
  • 1000+ LAWS
  • FAMILY LAW ISSUES
  • PROTECTING OUR FAMILIES
  • PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN
  • DIVORCE ISSUES
  • OTHER MD MARITAL ISSUES

 

EVENT INFO

June 8 Marriage Rights Workshop (event flyer)
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 9am – noon
Enoch Pratt Parish Hall, 514 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

The seminar is free and open to the public. However, space is limited, so please respond to  office@firstunitarian.net, or call 410-685-2330 to reserve your seat. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance via email.


About the presenters:

Susan Francis is Foreclosure Prevention Project Manager at Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS). Formerly an Associate at Silber, Perlman, Sigman and Tilev; Family Law Research Specialist at the Administrative Office of the Courts, Department of Family Administration. She graduated University of Baltimore School of Law, 2011. Member of Law Review and the Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society for Leadership, she has interned at the Public Justice Center, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Susan Silber has dedicated her legal career of over 30 years to advancing the rights of all families, including a focus on same-sex families. Susan founded the law firm of Silber, Perlman, Sigman & Tilev, PA, which is a full service, community-based law firm located in Takoma Park, Maryland. She is an experienced attorney in family, employment, civil rights, and municipal law, and has served as the City Attorney for Takoma Park for 30 years. Her family has been featured in three books and was interviewed by Barbara Walters for ABC’s “20/20”.

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