University of Pittsburgh

Out and Equal in the Workplace: Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 · 7:00 pm

This event is Free and Open to the Public. Due to limited seating, preregistration is requested. Please register below if you plan to attend.


M.V. Lee Badgett

M.V. Lee Badgett -- Director, Center for Public Policy and Administration and Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Research Director, Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, UCLA School of Law.

M.V. Lee Badgett studies family policy issues and labor market discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, and gender. Her latest book, When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage (NYU Press, 2009), focuses on U.S. and European experiences with marriage equality for gay couples. Her first book, Money, Myths, and Change: The Economic Lives of Lesbians and Gay Men (University of Chicago Press, 2001), presented her groundbreaking work debunking the myth of gay affluence.

Badgett’s policy-related work includes testifying as an expert witness in legislative matters and litigation, analyzing public policies, consulting with regulatory bodies, briefing policymakers, writing op-ed pieces, speaking with journalists, and advising businesses.

Badgett received a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990, and earned a BA in economics at the University of Chicago in 1982.

Panel Discussion

Following Badgett’s lecture, a panel will join her to discuss current legal developments, proposed legislation, and human resources initiatives.


  • Anthony C. Infanti, Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law


  • Susan Frietsche, Senior Staff Attorney, Women’s Law Project
  • Dan Frankel, Legislator, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Gerald T. Hathaway (JD ’79), Shareholder, Littler Mendelson PC



For additional information, call 412-648-1490.

CLE Information

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for one and one-half (1.5) hours of ethics credit. For CLE credit, a
fee of $25 will be collected at the door.

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