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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 […]

Big day in Big Law and Gay Law – not only did King & Spalding end their firm representation of the “Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the House of Representatives” (BLAGHOR??) in defending the (indefensible) Defense of Marriage Act, BUT Paul Clement, the King & Spalding partner who dragged the firm into it, resigned as […]

Metro Weekly has the story, but this is outrageous.  Paul Clement, partner at King & Spalding, signed the firm up to represent the House of Representatives in defending DOMA, the agreement between the firm and the government contains a provision that prohibits all King & Spalding attorneys and non-attorney employees from any advocacy to “alter […]

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to pass a law that creates a civil status functionally equivalent to marriage (at least on a state level until DOMA is repealed).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. […]

By: Tanya Domi The UN Human Rights Council, represented by 85 countries from every region of the world, strongly condemned violence against LGBT persons and affirmed that human rights apply to gays and lesbians yesterday during its annual meeting in Geneva. The Council’s reiterated condemnation of violence perpetrated against LGBT persons was levied during the […]

Columbia University’s newly formed Task Force on Military Engagement is considering whether the University should reverse it’s 42 year old policy severing an on-campus relationship with ROTC.  (Columbia students who wish to enroll in ROTC can do so through Fordham’s program. and receive full financial and other benefits.) The University Senate, that has responsibility for […]

February is, we all know, the month for lovers.  In recognition thereof, the Gender & Sexuality Law Blog will be releasing the incredibly fabulous videos about love, relationships and marriage made by our students in a class on Gay Marriage in the fall of 2010. These videos honor, indict, parody, revere, and most importantly, cause […]

The Governor of Illinois signed a Civil Unions law this week – this event gained much media attention.  But most of the coverage described the new law as offering same-sex couples the legal rights that married couples get by virtue of marriage.  Well, that’s only 1/2 the story.  In fact, unlike in most jurisdictions in […]

LGBT Asylum News is reporting that Ugandan lesbian Brenda Namigadde’s deportation hearing in London has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 7th. Via  Twitter: “Update:  #BrendaNamigadde next hearing is Monday, in London http://bit.ly/fvnvzj.” Namigadde is the Uganda lesbian who last week won a temporary reprieve from her certain deportation death, as British officials claimed she was unable to “prove” […]

Tanya L. Domi, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, offers the following thoughts on the murder of David Kato: Just as Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) claimed Matthew Shepard’s hate-crime murder was the by-product of a robbery, police in Kampala, Uganda, are calling LGBT activist David Kato’s brutal death-by-bludgeoning a […]

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