Celebrity Salon: Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

As part of a series organized by

Westchester Community College Foundation,

come hear James Esseks discuss

Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage


Wednesday, May 30th, at 7:00pm

Location: Edgemont

Guest: James Esseks


The American Civil Liberties Union has a long history of fighting for the lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer community (LGBTQ), including working for the freedom to marry for the same-sex couples over 45 years. Lawyer James Esseks is at the forefront of this effort as the director of the ACLU's LGBT & HIV Project. Esseks represented the late Edie Windsor in the United States v. Windsor, the successful challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act; represented Jim Obergefell in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that brought marriage equality to the entire country; and directed the ACLU's marriage work in legislature and ballot campaigns across America. Hear the inside scoop on the making of this culture and legal sea-change.

The Celebrity Salon series is a benefit for the Westchester Community College Foundation's program and scholarship fund.

  • Students at Westchester Community College, represent 105 countries & speak more than 50 languages.
  • In its 48-year history, the Foundation has awarded over $20 million in scholarships and grants that have helped more than 16,000 students.
  • In the 2017-2018 academic year, $2 million in scholarships and air will be awarded.

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May 10, 2018 at 6:00pm - 9pm

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