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Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Hosts Marriage Before The Court - The Future of the Defense of Marriage Act and CA Proposition 8

May 20, 2013

New York —

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management announced today that, in partnership with the Williams Institute - UCLA School of Law, it will host a panel discussion to explore the primary arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the pending Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, at the Firm’s Purchase, NY offices on Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m.

“This event serves as one of the many ways in which we are engaging clients and prospective clients in a discussion of the personal financial implications of the DOMA ruling,” said Doug Ketterer, Head of Field Management and Private Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.  “We are pleased to once again partner with The Williams Institute in this latest of a series of wealth planning seminars for LGBT couples around the country.”

The event, which is open to the public with advance registration, will be moderated by Brad Sears, Executive Director, The Williams Institute, and Roberta Conroy, Scholar of Law and Policy, UCLA Law School.  Panelists will include David Codell, Legal Director, The Williams Institute, and Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law.  The speakers will give an in-depth perspective on the primary argument before the Court, comment on their merits and outline the possible outcome of the two cases.


“These two landmark cases could establish the trajectory of LGBT rights for years to come,” said Sears.  “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management with this nuanced discussion of what these cases will mean for same-sex couples and LGBT rights more generally.”

The event will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. 2000 Westchester Avenue, Purchase, NY 10577.  Reservations are required for security access, and limited seating is available.  Please R.S.V.P. to or your Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor.

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