Written by National Association of Women Judges|October 13, 2021|News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2021
Contact: Laurie Denham, (202) 393-0222 x 4
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN JUDGES (NAWJ) PASSES RESOLUTION BARRING FUTURE NAWJ CONFERENCES IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE LGBTQ PROTECTIONS ARE REPEALED OR WHERE DISCRIMINATORY LGBTQ LAWS ARE ENACTED
WASHINGTON, DC – The members of NAWJ passed the following Resolution in Support of our LGBTQ members at the Annual Business Meeting held on October 9, 2021 in Nashville, Tennesee.
RESOLVED, That the National Association of Women Judges will not sponsor or hold any mid-year or annual meetings or conferences in states that have voided or repealed state or local protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, or have enacted laws that authorize or mandate discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. A current list of those states is attached as Appendix A. This list shall be updated as necessary and shall conform to the lists maintained by those states which track the enactment of such legislation, including, but not limited to, the State of California Attorney General’s office.
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Honorable Elizabeth A. White
President, National Association of Women Judges