Archive for the ‘HIV’ category

Yesterday, the Utah Senate Health and Human Services Committee unanimously passed a bill that would amend the Utah Criminal Code to make it much easier to charge sex workers and their patrons with a felony if they knew or should have known that they were HIV positive. The proposed amendment to the law suffers a […]

Today’s post is written by Kristine Saul, a second year law student at Columbia Law School, who is  a staff editor for the National Black Law Journal, and received a BA and an MA from NYU in Africana Studies before she came to Columbia. Meet Philippe Padieu.  He’s attractive, athletic, and charming.  Phillippe is also […]

The White House just announced that it has nominated Georgetown Law Center’s Professor Chai Feldblum as a Commissioner to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  This is huge not only because Feldblum would be the first out lesbian or gay person on the EEOC (which, as Nan Hunter points out will gain particular significance when/if ENDA […]

From the Reproductive Rights Law Prof Blog: Obama to Keep Abstinence-Only AIDS Coordinator, by Jodi Jacobson: Confirming month-old rumors, a high-level source reported last night that President-Elect Obama’s transition team has asked Ambassador Mark Dybul to remain in place as Global AIDS Coordinator, despite strong opposition by treatment access, HIV prevention, and women’s rights advocates […]

Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic yesterday secured asylum for a gay, HIV-positive man who feared persecution if forced to return to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in West Africa. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued the grant of asylum. “This case sheds light on the violence and abuse gay […]

Columbia University’s newspaper, The Spectator, ran a nice profile of Columbia Law School’s Sexuality & Gender Law Clinic as part of their reporting on AIDS Awareness Month.   The Clinic is doing important work successfully gaining asylum for HIV positive asylum seekers.  Read the article here: Clinic Fights for HIV Awareness in Courts.

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