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Press Release: March 23, 2017 From: Columbia Law School, The Public Rights/Private Conscience Project Subject: EEOC Proposed Guidance Shows We Can Protect Religious Freedom & LGBTQ Rights Contact: Liz Boylan, eboyla@law.columbia.edu, 212.854.0167 March 23, 2017: While the President and Congress consider acts to expand religious exemptions at the expense of LGBTQ and other rights, a proposed […]

In these uneasy times, it is important that we as lawyers, activists, advocates and citizens seek out clear and factual information and analysis, so as to be able to navigate the waters of uncertainty. As members of the Columbia Law School community, we are grateful for a position where we can develop thoughtful discourse and […]

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 […]

In recent months litigation in federal courts has resulted in the lifting of a ban on same-sex couples access to civil marriage in 33 states. (This number is changing almost every day as new jurisdictions are ordered to lift the ban on marriage for same-sex couples.)   In the wake of this wave of successes […]

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 […]

From Center for Gender & Sexuality Law Public Rights/Private Conscience Director Kara Loewentheil. What do tractors have to do with birth control? I’m glad you asked. To find out, let’s take a look at a fascinating exchange that occurred recently during oral argument in one of the cases challenging the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage […]

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