LGBT Politics after Marriage Equality

After decades of struggle, lesbians and gays may be about to win a sweeping victory at the U.S. Supreme Court: the extension of the right to marry to all 50 states. Should this take place, it will cap a remarkable transformation in law and policy with regard to gay rights, as well as a change in Americans' attitudes about LGBT people that is nearly without parallel in recent history. Given these tremendous advances, what can we expect to happen next for the LGBT movement? In this talk, I discuss how marriage equality is changing the lived experience of gays and lesbians, the remaining steps on the unfinished journey toward full equality and inclusion for LGBT people, and consider the role LGBTs will play in our nation's politics for decades to come.



Associate Professor of Politics and Public Policy, New York University

Patrick J. Egan is Associate Professor of Politics and Public Policy at NYU. He specializes in public opinion, political institutions and their relationship in American politics. He is author of Partisan Priorities: How Issue Ownership Drives and Distorts American Politics (Cambridge, 2013) and co-editor of Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy (Oxford, 2008). He was also a principal investigator on the first political survey of lesbians, gays and bisexuals ever to be fielded with a probability-based sample in 2007. Before entering academia, he served as an Assistant Deputy Mayor of Policy and Planning in the office of Philadelphia Mayor Edward Rendell. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. He writes about politics and policy for the Monkey Cage blog at the Washington Post.


8:30 PM @ Randolph Brooklyn


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