Virginia Tech professor Dr Courtney Thomas will discuss the impact of a recent US Supreme Court ruling weakening discrimination protection for LGBTQ+ individuals during December’s First Tuesday Talk sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County.
Join League members on Zoom at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5th, at 11:45 a.m. to hear Dr. Thomas’s insights on the Supreme Court’s ruling as well as on the Youngkin Administration’s education guidelines affecting trans students’ rights.
The Zoom meeting is at this link:
Meeting ID: 882 7435 1289
Dr. Courtney I. P. Thomas is a Collegiate Assistant Professor in Virginia Tech’s Department of Political Science where she also serves as the Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies. Her research and teaching emphasize mass political violence, political economy, international relations, queer politics, and public policy.
The Supreme Court ruled in June in favor of a Christian web designer in Colorado who refused to create websites to celebrate same-sex weddings out of religious objections. News analysts called the ruling “a devastating blow to LGBTQ protections… .”
Dr. Thomas will also share her research insights on guidelines issued by the Youngkin Administration in July involving transgender students. The guidelines directed public schools to limit some school systems’ accommodations for trans students and mandated disclosures to parents of a student’s gender identity discussions with school officials.
Mark your calendars now for Dec. 5th and plan to join the League’s First Tuesday Talk at 11:45 a.m. on Zoom to learn more about legal aspects involving LGBTQ+ rights.
Note that the League will NOT have a First Tuesday Talk on January 2, 2024 following New Year’s.