Tag Archives: GLBT

Boycott everything!

Chick-Fil-A had a good day yesterday, as supporters of president Dan Cathy’s* stance in support of “traditional” marriage lined up to buy chicken sandwiches.   Radio host and one-time Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee had urged his audience to stand up for … Continue reading

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Chicken in, chicken out

When the history of the struggle for same sex marriage is written, it’s unlikely that this week’s chicken battles will rate more than a footnote, but it’s an entertaining day.  Opponents of same sex marriage, mobilized by Mike Huckabee, have … Continue reading

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Rights and facts on the ground

The Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act means that Governor Mitt Romney, by campaigning to repeal the Act, is promising to take health insurance away from 30 million people, none in Massachusetts.  This is far tougher than … Continue reading

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Coming out and burrowing in: Gay marriage in New York

When New York’s legislature approved same sex marriage last week, we saw the acceleration of a well-established trend: growing acceptance for recognizing the participation of gay and lesbian people in every aspect of American life.   It’s not that everything is … Continue reading

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Are Lawyers Different?: Does the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Deserve a Defense?

Several large gay rights organizations (e.g.) celebrated the decision of King & Spalding, a large law firm, to forgo work for the House of Representatives.  When the Obama administration declined to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act … Continue reading

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Clustering Issues: Environmentalism and GLBT Politics

Politico’s Alex Guillen reported earlier this week that young environmentalists were consulting with gay and lesbian activists to figure out how to be more effective, especially in pushing President Obama. The GLBT movement has won–and is winning–several important victories, so … Continue reading

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Williams Institute 10th Anniversary

I’m honored to participate in the 10th anniversary celebration of the Williams Institute, at UCLA’s law school. The Williams Institute is an academic think tank focused on law and public policy regarding sexual orientation.  And academics celebrate achievements, like good … Continue reading

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