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Cross-posted to Medium. New York, June 13, 2017–Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic released a comprehensive country conditions report documenting the serious risks LGBT people in Guyana face. The report, Documentation of Country Conditions Regarding the Treatment of Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgender Individuals in Guyana, which can be filed as an index by […]

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 […]

Link to Document/Text here: http://bit.ly/1TOUnSu Media Contact: Elizabeth Reiner Platt Associate Director, Public Rights/Private Conscience Project ep2801@columbia.edu April 12, 2016 Fifteen law professors, most from universities in Missouri, issued a memorandum today arguing that Missouri’s Senate Joint Resolution 39, which would amend the Missouri constitution to create new and very broad religious liberty rights, is […]

More than 50 legal scholars today strongly urged President Obama to resist calls for an overly broad religious exemption in a proposed executive order prohibiting sexual orientation and/or gender identity discrimination by federal contractors. The effort is being spearheaded by Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, as part of its recently launched […]

This week the British government introduced a bill into Parliament that would allow same-sex couples to marry.   While the bill may signal progress on the issue of marriage equality in Britain, some details about the bill and the circumstances surrounding it are worth noting: – Britain now has a civil status called “Civil Partnerships” which […]

Last Thursday, Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, stood on the deck of the U.S.S. Iwo Jima with the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, and signed an agreement to bring NROTC (Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps) back to Columbia after an almost 40 year ban.  President Bollinger’s formalization of an on-campus relationship with the Navy […]

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 […]

In May 2002, the New York Post printed on Page Six (the gossip page): “There is a persistent rumor around town that one Mets star who spends a lot of time with pretty models in clubs is actually gay and has started to think about declaring his sexual orientation.” Everyone who knew anything about New […]

Seems that a full-fledged gender-panic may be breaking out.  As if the whole mishigas with Constance McMillen being told she couldn’t wear a tux to her senior prom weren’t enough, now a mom in Maple Shade, New Jersey has had a fit that has gone viral on Facebook about the humiliation her son would face […]

As most followers of the current “prom season” are aware, Constance McMillen was barred by her high school from wearing a tux and bringing her girlfriend to her senior prom at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Mississippi.  The school district maintained that girls must wear dresses and could only be accompanied by boys as […]

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