NAFSA to Host Virtual Brown Bag on U.S. v. Windsor

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U.S. v. Windsor: Implications for International Students and Scholars and their Host Institutions

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States held in U. S. v. Windsor that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. The ruling will have implications for immigration benefits that derive from a marital relationship, and many questions have arisen about how to advise students and scholars in same-sex marriages and how to revise international office policies and practices to accommodate the ruling. This virtual brown-bag provided a review of the decision, explored the implications, and described two institutions’ approaches.

Date and Time

The virtual brown-bag was held on August 1, 2013, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. EDT.


  • David A. M. Ware, Esq., Founding Partner, Ware|Gasparian
  • Machelle Allman, Assistant Director and International Student Adviser; University of Washington International Services
  • Robin V. Catmur, Director, ISSIS, University of Georgia Office of International Education


Registration is now closed.