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Chinyere Ezie, Columbia Law School class of 2010 is Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law and former President of Outlaws (the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer/Allied student organization at Columbia Law School), offers the following reflections on ongoing attempts to bring lbgt people within the protection of federal hate crimes legislation in light of the deeply […]

Katherine Darmer is a is a Professor of Law at Chapman University and is also a Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Gender & Sexuality Law Program this fall.   She offers the following observations about on-going litigation challenging a California High School’s failure to protect LGBT students from homophobic threats and violence: Earlier this year, the […]

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is back in New York for the annual fall gathering of heads of state at the U.N. General Assembly meeting.  As expected, his remarks to the body on Wednesday provoked outrage, walkouts, and general condemnation by various states and the media.  If all you did was read the press reports about […]

Today, the House of Representatives voted on a bill that had come before them in 2007 and failed, the Matthew Shepard Act (officially, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 or LLEHCPA).  Last Friday the Act passed the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 15–12.  Today, the House considered and passed […]

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