Sexual Orientation

Steinfeld v Secretary of State for Education: Court of Appeal has Granted Leave to Appeal

Steinfeld v Secretary of State for Education: Court of Appeal has Granted Leave to Appeal

It has recently been announced that the challenge to the prohibition on opposite sex couples entering into civil ...
Using the Convention Against Torture to Advance Transgender and Intersex Rights

Using the Convention Against Torture to Advance Transgender and Intersex Rights

Violence and cruelty towards LGBTQI people worldwide is still far too common, making the Convention Against ...
Animus and Unequal Dignity: The Purpose and Effect of North Carolina’s New Anti-LGBT Law

Animus and Unequal Dignity: The Purpose and Effect of North Carolina’s New Anti-LGBT Law

On March 24, 2016, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) North Carolina residents woke up to a new and ...
Bureaucratising Sexual Rights in Brazil

Bureaucratising Sexual Rights in Brazil

At times, Brazil’s sexual rights revolution has been a quiet one. Increasingly, bureaucratic bodies have stepped ...
In Deference to Majoritarian Oppression: Justice Scalia’s Indifference to LGBTQ Lives

In Deference to Majoritarian Oppression: Justice Scalia’s Indifference to LGBTQ Lives

On June 26 2015, in Obergefell v. Hodges, a five-member majority of the United States Supreme Court struck down ...
Same-Sex Foster Parents Face Discrimination from U.S. State Court Judge

Same-Sex Foster Parents Face Discrimination from U.S. State Court Judge

In the wake of the Obergefell decision, it can be easy to forget that the fight for LGBT rights is far from over ...
Visa to Europe: The Convertible Currency of Human Rights in Ukraine

Visa to Europe: The Convertible Currency of Human Rights in Ukraine

For almost two years the world has watched as the West and Russia have battled over competing visions for ...
Constitutional Reasoning About Same-Sex Marriage

Constitutional Reasoning About Same-Sex Marriage

By including same-sex couples within the constitutional right to marry, the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in ...
Will Obergefell Stifle Growing Support for LGBTQ Rights?

Will Obergefell Stifle Growing Support for LGBTQ Rights?

In his recent post The Beginning Rather Than The End, Karl Laird discusses the potential policy backlash that may ...
Empathy, Craft and other Lessons to Learn from the US Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Empathy, Craft and other Lessons to Learn from the US Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Three narratives provide the human face to the text of Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark US Supreme Court ...
The Beginning Rather Than the End: Obergefell v Hodges and the Continuing Struggle for LGBT Equality

The Beginning Rather Than the End: Obergefell v Hodges and the Continuing Struggle for LGBT Equality

There is no doubt that the Supreme Court’s judgment in Obergefell v Hodges is an historic one. That is not to say, ...
US Supreme Court Requires Recognition of Marriage Equality

US Supreme Court Requires Recognition of Marriage Equality

The US Supreme Court has ruled, in Obergefell, by a 5-4 majority, that the Fourteenth Amendment to the US ...

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