Saturday, July 4, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Stratus Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Monaco
433 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Following the 50th Anniversary Ceremony and festivities on the Fourth, enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a spectacular city view at the elegant Stratus Rooftop Lounge, 11 stories above Independence Hall at the Hotel Monaco. James Obergefell will receive the Frank Kameny Award.
Special Invited Guests Include
Singer (America's Got Talent, Season 8)
First American soldier injured in the Iraq War
CEO, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Tamika Butler, Esq.
Co-Chair, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Executive Director, NCLR
President, Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
Bishop Gene Robinson
First openly gay Episcopal bishop
Executive Director, The Williams Institute
Highest-ranking transgender federal employee
Executive Director & CEO, Point Foundation
Jim Obergefell (Frank Kameny Award Recipient)
Plaintiff, Supreme Court Marriage Equality Case
Jim Obergefell is the plaintiff in the landmark marriage equality case Obergefell v. Hodges. A consolidation of four suits from different states, the case was argued before the Supreme Court in late April 2015 and decided on June 26, 2015, making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. The federal government recognized same-sex marriage in 2013 when it struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the United States v. Windsor. The Obergefell case examined state legality. Obergefell and his partner, John, flew from Ohio to Maryland to get married legally as John was dying from ALS. A few months later, Obergefell sued to have his name listed as the surviving spouse on his partner’s death certificate.