Attorney in landmark gay rights case speaks at final Fall Forum at USM

Attorney in landmark gay rights case speaks at final Fall Forum at USM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The lead attorney in the landmark Supreme Court case that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act was the featured speaker at the University of Southern Mississippi's final Forum for the Fall Semester Tuesday night.

Roberta Kaplan spoke at the Thad Cochran Center.

She was lead attorney in the 2013 U.S. v. Windsor case that directed the federal government to provide equal treatment to same-sex spouses. Kaplan spoke about her arguments in front of the High Court and afterwards, signed copies of her book, "Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA."