Archive for March, 2012

The week ahead: March 26, 2012

March 25, 2012

March 29 – “Taxing Civil Rights Gains.” a panel on tax issues for same-sex couples, featuring Professors Anthony Infanti and Bridget Crawford, at Seton Hall Law School, 5 to 7 pm. March 30 – The Fordham Law Review symposium will focus on the Defense of Marriage Act: Law, Policy and the Future of Marriage.  March […]

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Congratulations Judge Fitzgerald

March 16, 2012

From the Washington Blade: The Senate on Thursday confirmed to the bench a gay judicial nominee whom Republicans had held up for four months from receiving a floor vote along with other appointees. Michael Fitzgerald, whom President Obama nominated for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in July, was […]

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Does the reasoning of the Perry decision hold water?

March 14, 2012

I have been traveling out of the country for the last two weeks, and so am belatedly responding to the post by Matt Coles, who defended the Ninth Circuit decision in Perry v. Brown as solid constitutional law. I agree (and will also post the more extensive essay on the same topic that I have […]

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Is Golinski a watershed decision?

March 13, 2012

An essay by Professor Julie Nice, University of San Francisco Law School, published in Jurist:  [Those who have been watching the Prop 8 litigation and the progress of marriage equality legislation in several states] might have missed the importance of Golinski v. US Office of Personnel Management, a sleeper case decided recently by the US District Court […]

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LGBT officeholders now visible in Latin America, in tandem with continuing anti-gay violence

March 12, 2012

From USA Today: Tatiana Pineros, a man by birth and a woman by choice,…is the first transgender individual to be appointed to head Bogota's social welfare agency. Pineros, 34, is also a high-powered public servant who manages a $360 million budget and nearly 2,000 employees in Colombia's biggest and most powerful municipal government. Her appointment by Bogota's […]

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