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Professor Suzanne Goldberg argues ban relies on sex-based stereotypes that have been rejected by courts for decades. Cross-Posted from the Columbia Law School Office of Public Affairs New York, Oct. 29, 2018—The Trump administration’s efforts to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military—which lower courts have so far prohibited from taking effect—are similar to previous […]

Reversing Roe v. Wade Won’t Help Republicans Overturning the landmark 1973 ruling, as seems more and more likely, might take away a powerful tool for energizing conservative voters — and it might motivate liberal ones. by Carol Sanger Originally Published in The New York Times, July 5, 2018 * * * * * Overturning Roe? […]

Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Files Brief in Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Case Media Contact: Public Affairs at publicaffairs@law.columbia.edu or 212-854-2650  New York, July 5, 2018—President Trump’s ban on military service by transgender individuals runs counter to decades of well-settled judicial decisions forbidding the government from entrenching sex stereotypes in law, according to an amicus brief filed July 3 […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Friday, January 19th, 8:00 am SUBJECT: New Report Reveals Pregnant Women of Color More Likely to Receive Religiously Restricted Reproductive Health Care in Many US States Women of color are more likely to access Catholic hospitals, which prohibit doctors from providing contraceptives, sterilization, some treatments for ectopic pregnancy, abortion, and fertility services […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday, December 15, 2017 Subject:  New Report Highlights Dangers of Religious Exemption Laws for LGBT Elders From: The Public Rights/Private Conscience Project (PRPCP), Columbia Law School Contact: Liz Boylan | eboyla@law.columbia.edu | 212.854.0167 * * * * * [New York] The Movement Advancement Project (MAP), the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project (PRPCP) […]

Cross-Posted on the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project Blog, and at Medium ______________________________________________ Press Release: March 29, 2017 From: Columbia Law School, The Public Rights Private Conscience Project Subject: Proposed New York State Health Regulation Contains Troubling Exemption: The Public Rights/Private Conscience Project Responds to a Proposal on Abortion Access Contact: Liz Boylan, eboyla@law.columbia.edu, 212.854.0167 ______________________________________________ A proposed New […]

Press Release: March 23, 2017 From: Columbia Law School, The Public Rights/Private Conscience Project Subject: EEOC Proposed Guidance Shows We Can Protect Religious Freedom & LGBTQ Rights Contact: Liz Boylan, eboyla@law.columbia.edu, 212.854.0167 March 23, 2017: While the President and Congress consider acts to expand religious exemptions at the expense of LGBTQ and other rights, a proposed […]

Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, on Behalf of NAACP LDF and AALDEF, Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down School Board’s Restroom Discrimination Against Transgender High School Students In an amicus brief filed today with the U.S. Supreme Court by Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, two of the nation’s leading […]

Saturday, January 21st 2017 should be marked in history as a day when people came together with the purpose of uniting to support one another’s needs.  The Women’s March on Washington, an enormous event that catalyzed in the days and weeks following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, […]

Unequal Protection


October 9th, 2014

  Russell K. Robinson The Supreme Court’s equal protection jurisprudence places people of color and LGBT people on segregated doctrinal paths heading in divergent directions.  While equality is expanding for LGBT people, it is evaporating for people of color.  Nearly 20 years ago, the Supreme Court decided Romer v. Evans, the first of a string […]

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