Outlaw & Allies Presents “The Law and Ethics of Intersex Issues”
In South Carolina, the plaintiff couple adopted a child born with an Intersex condition, from the foster care system. M.C. had a court hearing for termination of his birth mother’s legal rights, but not for gender assignment surgery, the complaint alleges.
Intersexion, the documentary, premiered in 2013. Award-winning filmmaker, Grant Lahood, produced this documentary featuring Mani Bruce Mitchell – New Zealand’s first “out” intersex person.
· Anne Tamar-Mattis, Esq. – Director of Advocates for Informed Choice. Serving as legal counsel in M.C. v Aaronson, Case No. 2:13-cv-01303-DCN, filed in U.S. District Court Charleston, S.C.
· Alesdair Ittelson, Esq. – The Southern Poverty Law Center, Skadden Fellow. Serving as legal counsel in M.C. v Aaronson, Case No. 2:13-cv-01303-DCN, filed in U.S. District Court Charleston, S.C.
· Dr. Briana Patterson, M.D. – Pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston Campus & Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine
Sean Saifa Wall – Board President Advocates for Informed Choice
· Ingrid Meintjes, M.A. – PhD Candidate, George W. Woodruff Fellow – Dep’t. of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Emory University; South African AIDS and Gender researcher.
Intersex medical conditions are more common than most people realize, occurring every 1 in 2000 births; more common than cystic fibrosis.
Sponsors: OUTLAW & ALLIES at JMLS; The American Civil Liberties Union of GA; The Stonewall Bar Association of GA; M. Denise Dotson, LLC; Savannah Law School Outlaw & Allies; and the Koren M. Jones Foundation; and Atlanta’s John Marshall Student Organizations: Public Interest Law Society, International Law Student Association, Sports & Entertainment Law Society, Black Law Students Association, and Georgia Association of Women Lawyers.