GSL Online

Gender & Sexuality Law Online is a webjournal published by the Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law.

Subject: Sexual Harassment

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...

Taking the Sex out of Sexual Harassment: How the “Equal Opportunity Harasser” Defense Threatens to Change the Contours of Sexual Harassment Under Title VII, and Why it Should be Eliminated

Author: Shana Khader, JD 2011 Abstract: The “equal opportunity harasser” defense to a sexual harassment claim—allowing for an employer to escape liability under Title VII by showing that members of both sexes were sexually harassed—is problematic on its face. Intuitively, it seems both wrong and...

Sheltering and Discriminating: Homosexuality and Immigration Law in the United States

Author: Claire O’Sullivan, JD 2010 Abstract: Noting that America’s relationship with homosexuality is defined by a willingness to tolerate homosexuality (to an extent) but an unwillingness to view homosexuals as actual equals, as demonstrated by Wendy Brown, this paper argues that the interplay...