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Rainbow flags and corsages were waving high in front of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village last night.  There’s much to celebrate about the 9th Circuit’s ruling issued yesterday confirming the lower court finding that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional.  As I noted yesterday and Nan Hunter pointed out as well in her reading of the […]

The 9th Circuit just issued its decision in the Prop 8 case, upholding by a vote of 2-1 the lower court’s finding that Prop 8 was unconstitutional.  They did so, importantly, on very narrow grounds – resting the holding on the specific facts and circumstances surrounding the passage of Proposition 8.  They made clear that […]

The Israeli Supreme Court last Thursday cut the prison term for a man convicted of “rape-by-deception” from 18 to 9 months.  It seems that lying about your ethnicity converts consensual sex to rape.  Really?  Well only if a Palestinian male citizen of Israel tells a woman he hooked up with that he was Jewish when […]

From today’s New York Times (and the headline wasn’t my choice, I preferred Marriage: It’s Complicated).  It’s hysterical that the Times is running ads for diamond wedding rings right above the Op-ed. Marriage Is a Mixed Blessing WILL the New York State Legislature ultimately put itself on the right side of history by allowing same-sex […]

The Army, Navy and Air Force have all created new websites with official information about DADT.  The Navy’s, called ”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Implementation Information” is here, the Army’s is here, and the Air Force’s is here. Given that Columbia University has now signed an agreement with the Navy to bring NROTC (Naval Reserve […]

Tanya L. Domi, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, offers the following thoughts on why some powerful and famous men behave like pigs (originally posted on The New Civil Rights Movement):               “Beyond Shakespeare!” That is what a colleague said in response to my question, […]

When Paul Clement left King & Spalding last week and joined up with the Bancroft firm, he took his big new client with him, the House of Representatives, who had hired him to defend against repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.  According to the new retainer agreement Clement signed with the House, he and […]

Update from Tanya Domi on the Namigadde case: Brenda Namigadde, a Uganda lesbian who is fighting deportation to Uganda, has been released tonight, United Kingdom-based  LGBT Asylum News just tweeted late this afternoon. The judge however, Lord Justice Maurice Kay, has prohibited the government, press and any one else in the United Kingdom from speaking or […]

Jane Kim, is a J.D. candidate in her third year at Columbia Law School and an aspiring civil and human rights advocate, activist, and scholar.  Here are her thoughts on hate speech in the university setting: Last Wednesday evening, Yale College fraternity pledges of Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) marched through the College’s Old Campus – […]

The US armed forces have returned to our campus for law student recruitment.  The military’s on-campus recruitment directly violates the Law School’s longstanding policy forbidding employers from recruiting on campus if they discriminate based on, inter alia, sexual orientation.  In response, the faculty members listed below have issued the following letter: We, the undersigned members […]

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