COR Meeting: LGBTQ Advocacy - Legal & Lived Equality

  • 6/09/2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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  • COR Meeting: LGBTQ Advocacy - Legal & Lived Equality

    Join us for our COR monthly educational meeting! Please register for the online meeting at:

    LGBTQ Advocacy
    This June will mark the five year anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case, Obergefell v. Hodges, that established marriage equality. That was a big step towards LGBTQ equality, but it is not the end of the story. It is still legal to fire someone, deny housing or public accommodations because of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Join us to learn about current protections, legislation and how you can get involved.


    Emily Meyer (she/her/hers) is a Staff Attorney in the Equality Ohio Legal Clinic. She graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2008. After a number of years practicing law in Cincinnati, including both transactional and litigation work, she returned to graduate school to pursue an M.A. in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from the University of Cincinnati. She is a founding member of both the Cincinnati Women’s Fund’s Engagement Committee and the YP Board of Cincinnati Works, a local nonprofit working towards poverty reduction by connecting job seekers with employment training and opportunities. Emily is committed to LGBTQ equality as well as gender and racial justice—and the intersections therein.

    Jen Scott (she/her/hers) is a native Ohioan from Forest Park, Ohio. She attended Northwestern University earning a degree in Chemistry. She believes strongly that an individual’s right to religious freedom should not infringe on the rights of others. In 2019, she co-founded the Community of Reason (COR): Atheists and Humanists of Ohio and Kentucky based in Cincinnati. Through her volunteer roles, Jen learned how to use personal passion to empower a community to make a real difference in the lives of others. She brought that passion to Equality Ohio when she joined the team in 2019 to establish and expand their work in the southwest Ohio region.


    The following is an approximate timeline for events. We will start the presentation promptly at 7 pm.

    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Social Time
    7:00 pm - 7:20 pm: Jen Scott - LGBTQ Advocacy & Policy
    7:20 pm - 7:50 pm: Emily Meyer - LGBTQ Legal Clinic
    7:50 pm - 8:15 pm: Q&A & Group Discussion
    8:15 pm - 8:30 pm: COR and Committee Updates


    If you’d like to support the Community of Reason, please visit our website at to make a donation, learn about becoming a voting member, and about volunteer opportunities.

    Please register for the online meeting at: