ABA Law Day Program Focuses on Gender Equality

Gender equality is the theme of an American Bar Association Law Day program tonight in Washington D.C., the ABA Journal reports. An ABA press release says the event will focus on topics such as realizing constitutional equality for women and appropriate roles of courts, legislatures and advocacy groups in advancing gender equality in our constitutional democracy. President Barack Obama issued a proclamation yesterday recognizing the Law Day theme of equality for all, and noting historical milestones such as the Emancipation Proclamation, Martin Luther King’s call for equality, the Civil Rights Act and other rights legislation.