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Mary L. Bonauto '83 Helps Win Major Same-Sex Marriage Case

A historic U.S. Supreme Court opinion today legalizes same-sex marriage across the country. Civil rights lawyer and Hamilton alumna Mary Bonauto ’83 was one of the attorneys who argued against same-sex marriage bans before the court, and she won earlier legal victories that helped lay the groundwork for today’s decision.

We asked several Hamiltonians to share their thoughts about the court’s opinion, and this is what they had to say. (You can share your thoughts in the comments section of the story, on Hamilton’s Facebook page or on Twitter @hamiltoncollege.)  More ...

Mary Bonauto '83, right, speaks to the media with the plaintiffs.
Mary L. Bonauto ’83 Argues For Marriage Equality Before Supreme Court

Pioneering civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto ’83 appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 28 to argue Obergefell v. Hodges, a case that could determine whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. Obergefell combines four challenges to same-sex marriage bans, from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan.  More ...

John Hadity '83
Film Financier John Hadity ’83 is Class & Charter Day Speaker

Hamilton College’s Class & Charter Day celebration, an annual convocation recognizing student and faculty excellence during the preceding academic year, will take place on Monday, May 11, at 4:15 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center. This year’s speaker is Alumni Association president John Hadity ’83, a film financing expert and executive vice president for EP Financial Solutions. His talk is titled “The Underrated Element of Surprise.” A live webcast of the ceremony will be available online.  More ...

Mary Bonauto '83, H'05
Mary L. Bonauto ’83, H’05 WiIl Argue Against Same-Sex Marriage Bans Before U.S. Supreme Court

Pioneering civil rights attorney Mary L. Bonauto ’83 H’05 was selected from a cadre of attorneys to make an historic argument before the U.S. Supreme Court against same-sex marriage bans in Michigan and Kentucky. The court also will hear arguments on behalf of same-sex couples who want the states of Ohio and Tennessee to recognize their out-of-state marriages.  More ...

Congressman Matt Cartwright ’83 Elected Regional Whip

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright ’83 was elected Regional Whip today by his Democratic colleagues. “Now more than ever we must be unified in putting forth an agenda that will create jobs and improve our economy, support our veterans, protect the environment, and strengthen Social Security and Medicare,” said Cartwright in a news release.  More ...

Mary Bonauto '83 H'05
Civil Rights Attorney Mary Bonauto ’83, H’05 Named MacArthur Foundation Fellow

Mary L. Bonauto ’83 H’05, a leader of the campaign for same-sex marriage and LGBT rights, is among 21 recipients of a 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. She is an attorney with Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) in Boston. Bonauto received an honorary degree from Hamilton in 2005.  More ...

Career Center Program Explores Education, Film and Television

Overlooking New York City’s Times Square from the Condé Nast Building on Oct. 19,  students and alumni gathered for the Career Center’s latest “Career Explo” program. Keynote speaker Michael Stone ’72, president and CEO of Beanstalk, addressed the group before the attendees split for the two career topics of the day: one panel focused on film and television, and the other on education.  More ...

Mary Bonauto '83
Mary Bonauto ’83, H’05 Featured in New York Times

Mary Bonauto ’83, H’05  was featured in a New York Times article (3/27/13)  “In Fight for Marriage Rights, ‘She’s Our Thurgood Marshall,’” regarding same-sex marriage cases pending before the Supreme Court.  More ...

Associate Professor of Theatre Mark Cryer at the Capitol.
Hamilton at Obama's Inauguration

Associate Professor of Theatre Mark Cryer is among members of the Hamilton community who are in Washington, D.C. for President Barack Obama’s inauguration today.  The Hamilton College Democrats left for Washington at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, and arrived today at 4 a.m.  Jack Cartwright ’15  is one of the students there to watch the inauguration with his father, Matt Cartwright ’83, a new member of Congress representing Pennsylvania’s 17th district.  More ...

Students gathered in the Sadove Student Center lounge to watch election returns on Nov. 6.
Hamilton and Kirkland Alumni Run for Elected Office

Members of the Hamilton community were interested in far more than the results of the presidential election on Tuesday.  Two Hamilton alumni and a Kirkland alumna were also running for elected office.  More ...

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