GSL Online

Gender & Sexuality Law Online is a webjournal published by the Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law.
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How the Legal Regulation of Transgender Bodies Aff...

Author: Rita Vavra, LLM 2013 Abstract:  The legal regulation of transgender bodies, which is often highly oppressive, restrictive and arbitrary, is commonly regarded as a problem that only affects the transgender community and its allies. This essay, however, argues that the legal regulation of...

Overseas and Under Siege: Why Congress Needs to Am...

Author: Emily Brailey, JD 2012 Abstract: This seminar paper explores the U.S. Military’s position regarding abortion procedures. It focuses on the 2012 Shaheen Amendment that seeks to extend federal funding to allow overseas military facilities to provide abortion in cases of rape or incest. The...

Female Genital Cutting: The Pressures of Culture, ...

Author: Aisha Nicole Davis, JD 2012 Abstract: This essay examines the international scrutiny of female genital cutting (FGC) often referred to as female genital mutilation (FGM), and how international legislation overlooks the women affected by the procedure. It focuses on FGC on the continent of...

latest from Sex Discrimination Overseas and Under Siege: Why Congress Needs to Amend 10 U.S.C. 1093 and Provide Overseas Servicewomen with the Same Reproductive Rights that Civilian Women Enjoy

Author: Emily Brailey, JD 2012 Abstract: This seminar paper explores the U.S. Military’s position regarding abortion procedures. It focuses on the 2012 Shaheen Amendment that seeks to extend federal funding to allow overseas military facilities to provide abortion in cases of rape or incest. The paper...

latest from Sexual Orientation Discrimination Orientalism and EU Accession

Author: Laura Stafford, JD 2011 Abstract: This paper seeks to analyze EU accession procedures and their effects on subject countries. It examines the EU’s accession process as it relates to Romania’s decriminalization of homosexuality. The paper suggests that the EU “orientalizes”...