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The Dallas Way Presents: Dr. Wesley Phelps on Baker vs. Wade

  • Station 4 ("S4") in the Rose Room [doors open at 6:00 PM] 3911 Cedar Springs Road Dallas, TX, 75219 United States (map)
Dr. Wesley Phelps

Dr. Wesley Phelps

The Dallas Way returns to the stage once again for its new 2018 speaker series featuring Dr. Wesley Phelps, a professor of history at Sam Houston State University, who is currently writing a book covering legal challenges to Texas sodomy laws, including a chapter on Dallas's own landmark civil rights case, Baker vs. Wade, bringing to life the heroic story of the Texas Human Rights Foundation like never before. Come hear the fascinating story of how a humble law suit in Dallas, Texas, filed on behalf of a volunteer plaintiff named Don Baker, rallied the GLBT community of the entire state and started a chain reaction in the world of courts and judges that ended up changing the world for gay people throughout the country.  In the end, state laws criminalizing same-sex relations were ruled no longer tolerable under the United States Constitution ... the bold premise of Baker vs. Wade.  [The doors to S4 / Rose Room open at 6:00 PM ... The program begins promptly at 7:00 PM.  Click on the courtroom photo on the left for address/location details.]  

Earlier Event: December 3
2017 Fall Brunch