Law professor can discuss 'equality on the ballot,' marginalized communities


Mike Krings, KU News Service

LAWRENCE — As the midterm elections draw near, a slate of proposed laws and initiatives regarding the LGBTQ community, transgender athletes and related topics are on ballots across the nation. Candidates and states have made bans of transgender athletes in women’s’ sports and education central roles in various races. Kyle Velte, professor of law and associate dean for faculty at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to discuss LGBTQ topics, Title IX, elections and candidates’ rhetoric on such issues with media.

Kyle VelteVelte conducts research and teaches employment discrimination, sexual orientation and the law, evidence and torts. She can discuss transgender sports bans, laws and proposals such as Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, marriage equality, Supreme Court decisions regarding equality and related topics.

“Now more than ever, equality is on the ballot. From reproductive justice to LGBTQ civil rights, to racial equality, the stakes in this election are high for all marginalized communities,” she said.

Velte has written amicus briefs for the Supreme Court on LGBTQ rights and published articles on Title IX, employment discrimination, LGBTQ anti-discrimination, marriage equality, religious liberty and more. To schedule an interview, contact Mike Krings at 785-864-8860, mkrings@ku.edu or @MikeKrings.

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