Kaplan, who represented Edith Windsor in a U.S. Supreme Court case that found the Defense of Marriage Act violated the Constitution, told graduates they “have a duty to act” by seeking opportunities to make the world better.

“When you see a problem, don’t just wait for a solution to magically present itself. Instead, ask yourself: ‘If not me, who? If not now, when?’” Kaplan said. “The people who stand the most to lose from the battles raging around us do not have the privilege of being at this ceremony today. They need your help, now more than ever.”


Read this at the New York Law Journal.