Archive for the ‘Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic’ category

Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Files Brief in Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Case Media Contact: Public Affairs at or 212-854-2650  New York, July 5, 2018—President Trump’s ban on military service by transgender individuals runs counter to decades of well-settled judicial decisions forbidding the government from entrenching sex stereotypes in law, according to an amicus brief filed July 3 […]

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 […]

Amicus Brief Filed in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Argues Exclusion of Lesbian and Gay Couples From Marriage Violates U.S. Constitution’s Equality and Due Process Guarantees Media Contact: Public Affairs, 212-854-2650 or Brief can be viewed here. Full Press Release can be viewed here. New York, October 25, 2013—The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals should […]

Students Help Asylum Seeker Convince Officials of Imminent Danger in Her Homeland Media Contact: Public Affairs, 212-854-2650 or New York, May 18, 2012—Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic has secured asylum in the United States for a gay woman who feared she would be persecuted in her native Peru because of her sexual orientation, citing the […]

Media Contact: Public Affairs, 212-854-2650 or New York, May 15, 2012—Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic today sent letters to all New York State Senators and Assembly Members urging support for a bill that would prohibit the use of condoms as evidence in prostitution cases.  The letters say the bill addresses a […]

Florida Conference Focuses on Improving Services and Support for LGBT Seniors New York, May 7, 2012— Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic participated in the first White House LGBT Conference on Aging in Miami, Florida.  The Conference brought together federal government officials; national and state advocates; and the public to focus on the […]

Columbia Law School Press Release: Columbia Law School Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Helped Equality Florida Draft Legislation The Key West City Commission voted unanimously on February 22 to pass an equal benefits ordinance that requires companies doing business with Key West to provide domestic partners with benefits equal to those offered to married employees. […]

Congratulations to Andrea L. Johnson, former Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic student.  She is a 2011 Super Lawyers Pro Bono Award Recipient. Andrea L. Johnson is a third year law student at Columbia Law School in New York. Andrea founded a new Columbia Law School spring break initiative, a pro bono “Care-a-Van,” that brought Columbia Law students […]

Columbia Law School Press Release: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Grant of Asylum, Highlighting Dangers for GLBT Individuals in Mauritania and Worldwide Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic has won asylum in the United States for Ahmed A., a gay man who feared persecution because of his sexual orientation if he had […]

Columbia Law School Press Release:  Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic submitted a brief amicus curiae Friday to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on behalf of 60 global experts in sexual orientation, gender, and family law. The brief argues that the Chilean Supreme Court violated the American Convention on Human Rights when […]



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