Jane Bassett Recognized by State Bar of Michigan LGBTQ+ Section in Honor of Women’s History Month
Our founding Partner, Jane A. Bassett, is one of four distinguished individuals recognized for her contributions to the legal field by the State Bar of Michigan LGBTQA+ Section in honor of Women’s History Month.
The Section is dedicated to advocating for the fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and allied individuals through legal review and analysis. The other honorees include Attorney Paula Ettelbrick, the Hon. Amanda Shelton, and the Hon. Judith E. Levy.
Bassett contributed to overturning the gay marriage ban in Michigan. She was a co-founder of the Coalition for Adoption Rights Equality (CARE), finding options for same-sex partners to have their families legally recognized and their children protected. Bassett has been passionately involved in her work since she received her license in 1994, including drafting sperm donor agreements and co-habitation agreements. She has partnered with colleagues throughout the United States to advance recognition and legal equity for families. Bassett expressed her gratitude for the recognition, stating, “What an honor it is to be named among these women who have had and continue to have such an impact on equality. Thank you.”