Amendment One, DOMA, and Gay Law 101

Thursday August 1st

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
LGBT Community Center of Charlotte
2508 N. Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC, 28205

Before Amendment One passed last year, there was a lot of talk about what it would mean. Now a year later, we have a much better idea of the reality of Amendment One. Here’s a hint: so far it hasn’t made any legal changes.

Find out more at this Legal Presentation by Attorney Connie Vetter at the LGBT Community Center
Thursday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Connie will talk about the impact of Amendment One, how North Carolina law effects LGBT individuals and couples, and ways to protect yourself. In addition, DOMA’s recent repeal and its significance (at both national and state levels) will be discussed.

Please plan to join us (with questions and comments!) for what is sure to be a valuable and informative evening.

More about Connie Vetter:

Attorney Connie J. Vetter, a member of the North Carolina State Bar and Mecklenburg County Bar, opened her law office in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1994. Her practice focuses primarily on the needs of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender individuals as well as couples. In addition to practicing law, Connie is an experienced mediator and is available to help people resolve disputes without going to court.
Connie has served on the Boards of the Lesbian & Gay Community Center, NC GALA Institute for Equal Rights, North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Attorneys, Mecklenburg Gay & Lesbian Political Action Committee, Equality NC, Time Out Youth, and OutCharlotte. She was appointed to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee by Charlotte City Council in 2004.

Connie has received numerous honors including the LGBT Award of the Social Justice Conference, the Volunteer Mediator of the Year Award by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Dispute Settlement Program, and the Don King Community Service Award recognizing her for her years of service to the LGBT community. In 2006, she was the Parade Marshall for the North Carolina Gay Pride.

Educating people about the law is most important to Connie and is evidenced in her frequent talks on LGBT legal issues to organizations, college lectures, and professional forums.