Archive for February, 2012

Another federal judge finds DoMA unconstitutional

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February 22, 2012

Judge Jeffrey White issued an opinion today in Golinski v. OPM, ruling that DoMA is unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause. Golinski, a federal government employee, sought health insurance coverage for her spouse; the two were married in California during the period when same-sex marriages were legal there (after the California Supreme Court ruled that […]

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Bill Eskridge on Perry and the constitutional politics of marriage

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February 22, 2012

[posted at Stanford Law Review online] In Perry v. Brown, the Ninth Circuit ruled that California’s Proposition 8 violates the Equal Protection Clause.[1] Reacting to the state supreme court’s recognition of marriage equality for lesbian and gay couples, Proposition 8 was a 2008 voter initiative that altered the state constitution to “restore” the “traditional” understanding […]

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Prop 8 backers to seek en banc review

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February 21, 2012

From MetroWeekly: Charles Cooper, the lead attorney for the proponents of Proposition 8, tells Metro Weekly that the proponents of the California marriage amendment will be asking the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to review the three-judge panel decision issued on Feb. 7 holding that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. Although Cooper, […]

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Matt Coles on the Perry decision: Can it be limited to California?

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February 21, 2012

Matt Coles, former Director of the ACLU LGBT Rights Project and now Deputy National Legal Director of the ACLU, and I will be trading comments this week on the Ninth Circuit panel decision in Perry v. Brown [2012 WL 372713].  Following are Matt's comments on the decision. I will respond in a future post.   […]

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The week ahead: February 20, 2012

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February 19, 2012

February 23-25 – A conference on Democracy and the Workplace at UNLV Law School, exploring the dynamics of employee participation in workplace governance issues. February 24 – A conference on Reproductive Justice: Examining Choice and Autonomy in the New Milennium will include discussion of access to reproductive technologies by lesbians; at Thomas Jefferson School of […]

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The week ahead: February 13, 2012

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February 13, 2012

Thursday, February 16 – London – Program on "Family Migration, Asylum and Same-Sex Couples in the U.S. and U.K"; details here. Friday-Saturday, February 17 -18 – "Privatization of Social Responsibility," a conference co-sponsored by the Feminist Theory Project at Emory Law School.

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