About 11 attorneys, their family members and a law student represented the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) in the June 26 St. Louis Pride parade.
The attorneys are members of BAMSL’s LGBTQ+ Committee. A law student took a break from studying for the upcoming bar exam to join the attorneys.
Attorney Danny Barnett-Foster said that the committee has collaborated on a referral network for transgender people seeking counsel on healthcare and legal name changes, and that the committee plans to host a booth at next year’s Pride along with walking in the Parade.
Barnett-Foster’s husband also joined him in the parade. Barnett-Foster said that the two had planned their wedding for 2023 until the Supreme Court opinion draft was leaked and revealed that Roe v. Wade would be overturned. Out of caution for what that might mean for cases upholding same-sex marriage as well as interracial marriage, the couple married in St. Louis County Circuit Court on June 8.
“We wanted to have our marriage in place before the potential fallout of what I hope does not happen,” Barnett-Foster said.
The couple is still planning a ceremony and celebration of their union in April 2023.