The Tom Homann LGBT Law Association will hold its annual General Membership meeting on April 3, 2014. The election of THLA’s Board of Directors for May 2014 – May 2015 will occur at the annual meeting, which will coincide with the April meeting of the Board.
Currently there are fourteen positions on the Board, and all fourteen position are currently filled.
The deadline for nominations for the Board is March 10, 2014. Please see the below information for more information on the election ...Continue Reading →
In a historic day for LGBT rights and equality, the United States Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The Majority Opinion was written by Justice Kennedy, who also authored the landmark decisions in Lawrence (2003) and Romer (1996). The Majority Opinion can be found here.
Not only delivering a victory on the federal level, the Supreme Court also held that the proponents of California’s Proposition 8 did not have standing to appeal ...Continue Reading →
THLA has joined approximately 55 other organizations in filing an amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case Hollingsworth v. Perry. THLA recognizes the importance of showing that marriage equality is supported by a broad and diverse coalition of organizations, from all sectors of our society. For a copy of the brief, click here.Continue Reading →
The United States weighed in on the question presented by this case: whether Proposition 8 violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Download a pdf of the full brief here. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the Prop 8 and DOMA cases on March 26 and 27th with a ruling expected in late June.Continue Reading →
Founding THLA Member Paula S. Rosenstein Appointed To A Judgeship in the San Diego County Superior Court
Please join us in congratulating Paula S. Rosenstein, an attorney and shareholder at Rosenstein, Wilson, and Dean, PLC on her recent appointment to the bench by Governor Brown. Ms. Rosenstein is a founding member of THLA and served for several years as Co-President of our organization. In 2001, THLA recognized Ms. Rosenstein for her personal commitment to LGBT equality by awarding her our Outstanding Service to the Community Award. Congratulations again!Continue Reading →
The Tom Homann LGBT Law Association would like to congratulate the SDCBA’s newest elected Board Members: Ilona Antonyan, James Crosby, Ray Estolano, Danielle Hickman and Heather Riley. Congratulations! Please be sure to attend the SDCBA’s Annual Holiday Reception “Stepping up to the Bar”, where for the installation of the new board and 2013 President, Marcella McLaughlin.Continue Reading →