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ADVISORY: Maryland Attorney General Gansler to Speak at CAP on Effect of Legal and Social Inequalities on LGBT Families

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Contact: Christina DiPasquale
Phone: 202.481.8181

All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families

October 25, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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About This Event

More than 2 million children in the United States have, to varying degrees, become collateral damage after decades of ideology, laws, and policies that hurt lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people and families. To shine a light on this issue, LGBT, allied, and child welfare-focused organizations are, for the first time, releasing a comprehensive report that profiles and documents the experiences of the 2 million children with LGBT parents, the many ways that state and federal laws hurt and exclude them, and the common-sense policy solutions that can make things better.

Please join the Center for American Progress and Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler to discuss a new report, "All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families." "All Children Matter" was released by the Center for American Progress, the Family Equality Council, and the Movement Advancement Project, in partnership with COLAGE, The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and the National Association of Social Workers (with a foreword by the Child Welfare League of America).


Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress

Opening remarks:

Douglas F. Gansler, Attorney General of Maryland (D)


Jeff Krehely, Director of LGBT Research and Communications, Center for American Progress

Ineke Mushovic, Executive Director, Movement Advancement Project


Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director, Family Equality Council

Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families

The Revered Dr. Dennis W. Wiley, Covenant Baptist Church


Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post


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Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

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Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center


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