Posts Tagged ‘LGBT history’

Georgetown and gay rights: A healing moment

April 7, 2013

This year is the 25th anniversary of a watershed case involving the conflict between religious liberty and lgbt rights.  In Gay Rights Coalition v. Georgetown University, the DC Court of Appeals held that the DC Human Rights Law required the University to accord the benefits of recognition to gay student groups at the Law Center […]

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Gay marriage, ca. 1970

December 24, 2012

This feature from AP tells the back story of Baker v. Nelson, the first gay marriage case to reach the Supreme Court, in which the  Court in 1972 dismissed the plaintiffs’ claim “for lack of a substantial federal question.” In other words, the Supreme Court considered the couple’s Equal Protection argument to be so patently […]

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Alice loves George: McGovern and the gays

October 23, 2012

Toklas Club on McGovern  LA journalist Karen Ocamb has posted a fascinating recounting of the little known connections between the late George McGovern and the infant gay civil rights movement. Much of it concerns the environs of the Democratic Party, circa 1972. During the presidential primaries, the Alice B. Toklas Club in San Francisco was […]

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