Archive for December, 2011

Hasta luega

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December 20, 2011

Chanukah begins tonight, Christmas is only a few days away – we're talking serious kick back time. Barring an unforeseen and unlikely development in sexuality and gender law, ye olde blogger is signing off until 2012. Merry holidays to all!

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Croatia to join EU, but with warning about anti-gay violence

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December 19, 2011

From UK Gay News: The European Parliament gave the ‘green light’ to the accession of Croatia to the European Union – but with several caveats including one on gay, lesbian and transgender rights. MEPs adopted the accession resolution by a 564 to 38 margin.  It clears the way for Croatia to become the 28th member country of the European Union, […]

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Memo to students: Revise your seminar paper over the break, submit to Dukeminier compettion

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December 19, 2011

Each year, the Williams Institute conducts a competition for the best law student paper on a topic related to sexual orientation or gender identity.  The winner is published in the annual Dukeminier Journal and receives a $1,000 prize. Deadline is January 16, 2012. Details here.

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Map of cousin-cousin marriage states

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December 18, 2011

Kudos to Mac McClelland at Mother Jones for this fabulous map of where cousins can legally marry (click on image for sharper focus):

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Chief of DoJ division argues the unconstitutionality of DoMA in Golinski case

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December 17, 2011

Offering symbolic as well as substantive support, Assistant Attorney General Tony West, the head of the Civil Division at the Justice Department, appeared in court in San Francisco yesterday to present the Department's arguments as to why DoMA is unconstitutional, made to an apparently sympathetic judge. Here is Chris Geidner's report: According to the Department […]

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Justice Margaret Marshall to teach at Harvard Law, which misspells names of important cases

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December 16, 2011

Margaret Marshall, retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, will become a lecturer and research fellow at Harvard Law School. Justice Marshall is the author of that court's opinion in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health.  That's Goodridge. From the school's press release: During her 14 years on the Court before stepping […]

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