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The Delaware governor, Jack Markell, is prepared to sign into law a new Civil Union bill, making Delaware the 8th state to pass a law that creates a civil status functionally equivalent to marriage (at least on a state level until DOMA is repealed).  These laws have come to be called “Everything but Marriage” laws. […]

A new policy in New York City that removes potential roadblocks for transgender individuals who apply for marriage licenses was spurred by the work of three former students at Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic. The new policy will ensure that transgender individuals who apply for marriage licenses will not be required to […]

From Tanya Domi: From Madison to Tripoli, the conventional understanding of political order at home and abroad has been upended–turned on its head in a matter of days and weeks since the beginning of 2011. So why is this moment so critical for the future of the progressive LGBT political agenda? I was struck by […]

Above the Law ran the story below today about a decision from the NY Appellate Division, Simkin v. Blank, in which a divided court allowed Steven Simkin to reopen a divorce settlement on account of money he lost in the Bernie Madoff investment fraud.  In effect, the court allowed him to “claw back” money he […]

For students of the legal regulation of sex/work, this forthcoming issue of the Journal of Law and Society looks great.

Repeal of DADT: What Next?


December 22nd, 2010

With President Obama’s signature putting the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell today, one might think: finally!  Lesbians and gay men can now serve their country openly and as patriots just like heterosexuals.  What is more, since the U.S. military is the country’s largest employer, the repeal of DADT should be seen as a victory […]

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