Speaking Engagement

Marriage and Same-Sex Parenting

Representing LGBT Clients after Obergefell

Via Webcast and Live
CUNY Graduate Center
New York City

Blank Rome Partner Margaret L. Canby will be speaking at the New York State Bar Association’s (“NYSBA”) program event, “Representing LGBT Clients after Obergefell,” which will be held on Friday, September 11, via webcast and live at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Ms. Canby’s panel, “Marriage and Same-Sex Parenting,” will commence at 9:10 a.m. and discuss the following key points:

  • What is a parent?
  • Types of proceedings: custody/visitation; child support; paternity; adoption; probate
  • Links to a child: same-sex spouse—presumption of legitimacy; effect of out-of-state marriage or civil union
  • Biology: mother-gestational carrier; egg donor; genetic biological link
  • Equitable parenting and estoppel

Ms. Canby is a member of the NYSBA faculty, who will lead this one-day program geared towards all attorneys who are engaged in family law, employment law, trusts and estates law, and transgender law, as well as any attorneys representing LGBT clients. The faculty will discuss the challenges and obstacles that the LGBT community still faces in achieving complete equality under the law despite the 2011 New York State Marriage Equality Act and the recent U.S. Supreme Court cases, United States v. Windsor (2013) and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), which extended marriage equality to all 50 states. 

To learn more or to register to attend, please click here.