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After Obergefell: Finding A Contemporary State Interest In Marriage, Kari E. Hong 2016 Boston College Law School

After Obergefell: Finding A Contemporary State Interest In Marriage, Kari E. Hong

Kari E. Hong

In June 2015, in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court established that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry. The decision articulated a sweeping defense of marriage, specifically the dignity that the institution provides to its participants and the society as a whole. Many liberal critics have assailed this decision, citing concerns that the reification of marriage---and the tangible benefits of marriage---comes at the cost of disadvantaging non-marital families, a population equal to the number of those who marry. This essay is a counterintuitive attempt to realize that marriage can offer protections for vulnerable populations. Specifically, in the immigration ...


From Footnote To Footprint: Obergefell'S Call To Reconsider Immigration Law As Family Law, Kari E. Hong 2016 Boston College Law School

From Footnote To Footprint: Obergefell'S Call To Reconsider Immigration Law As Family Law, Kari E. Hong

Kari E. Hong

This chapter is an engagement with the Obergefell decision to suggest one way in which the decision’s articulation of the citizen’s relationship with the government (or ‘the State,’ as is the preferred nomenclature among some) is quite groundbreaking. American law—and American values—has a mythical and actual embrace of privacy as a valued and near-inviolable right. The belief that American citizens have a zone of privacy, a right to remain free from government intervention, has captured the imagination of both liberals and conservatives when embracing the rights to abortion, family planning, and gun ownership. However, instead of ...


After Obergefell: Finding A Contemporary State Interest In Marriage, Kari E. Hong 2016 Boston College Law School

After Obergefell: Finding A Contemporary State Interest In Marriage, Kari E. Hong

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

In June 2015, in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court established that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry. The decision articulated a sweeping defense of marriage, specifically the dignity that the institution provides to its participants and the society as a whole. Many liberal critics have assailed this decision, citing concerns that the reification of marriage---and the tangible benefits of marriage---comes at the cost of disadvantaging non-marital families, a population equal to the number of those who marry. This essay is a counterintuitive attempt to realize that marriage can offer protections for vulnerable populations. Specifically, in the immigration ...


From Footnote To Footprint: Obergefell'S Call To Reconsider Immigration Law As Family Law, Kari E. Hong 2016 Boston College Law School

From Footnote To Footprint: Obergefell'S Call To Reconsider Immigration Law As Family Law, Kari E. Hong

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

This chapter is an engagement with the Obergefell decision to suggest one way in which the decision’s articulation of the citizen’s relationship with the government (or ‘the State,’ as is the preferred nomenclature among some) is quite groundbreaking. American law—and American values—has a mythical and actual embrace of privacy as a valued and near-inviolable right. The belief that American citizens have a zone of privacy, a right to remain free from government intervention, has captured the imagination of both liberals and conservatives when embracing the rights to abortion, family planning, and gun ownership. However, instead of ...


An Overture To Equality: Preventing Subconscious Sex And Gender Biases From Influencing Hiring Decisions, Christy Krawietz 2016 Seattle University School of Law

An Overture To Equality: Preventing Subconscious Sex And Gender Biases From Influencing Hiring Decisions, Christy Krawietz

Seattle University Law Review

In many industries, women are less likely than men to be hired, and research suggests that this is due to subconscious gender bias rather than meritorious difference. To combat this bias, some orchestras use gender-blind auditions to hire their musicians. Orchestral hopefuls sit behind a screen to play their pieces, and directors listen to determine whom they want to hire. Some orchestras require applicants to remove their shoes before walking onstage, as even the perceived sound of high heels can affect a director’s decision. Before instituting gender-blind auditions, the top five American orchestras had fewer than five percent women ...


History And Analysis Of The Fayetteville, Arkansas Human Civil Rights Ordinance, Michaela E. Pecoraro 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

History And Analysis Of The Fayetteville, Arkansas Human Civil Rights Ordinance, Michaela E. Pecoraro

Accounting Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study is a thorough documentation of the introduction and development of civil rights legislation in the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Specifically, the study details local and state-wide civil rights legislation that offers civil right protections to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) community and the discrimination that they face. The state’s progression towards a more LGBT inclusive society began with local municipalities drafting ordinances protecting citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity; this study focuses on Fayetteville’s and the legislative process that followed. The discussion of LGBT civil rights is a sensitive and ...


The Limits Of Liberty: The Crime Of Male Same-Sex Conduct And The Rights To Life And Personal Liberty In Singapore: Lim Meng Suang V Attorney-General [2015] 1 Slr 26, Jack Tsen-Ta Lee 2016 Singapore Management University

The Limits Of Liberty: The Crime Of Male Same-Sex Conduct And The Rights To Life And Personal Liberty In Singapore: Lim Meng Suang V Attorney-General [2015] 1 Slr 26, Jack Tsen-Ta Lee

Jack Tsen-Ta LEE

In Lim Meng Suang v Attorney-General (2014), the Singapore Court of Appeal held that s 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalises acts of “gross indecency” between men whether occurring in public or private, does not infringe either the rights to equality and equal protection guaranteed by Art 12(1), or the rights to life and personal liberty guaranteed by Art 9(1) of the Constitution. This article examines the analyses of the latter provision by the Court of Appeal in Lim Meng Suang, and by the High Court in Tan Eng Hong v Attorney-General (2013) which was one of ...


In Her Words: Recognizing And Preventing Abusive Litigation Against Domestic Violence Survivors, David Ward 2016 Seattle University School of Law

In Her Words: Recognizing And Preventing Abusive Litigation Against Domestic Violence Survivors, David Ward

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Don’T Risk It; Wait Until She’S Sober, Patrick John White 2016 Seattle University School of Law

Don’T Risk It; Wait Until She’S Sober, Patrick John White

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Let’S Talk About Sex: A Call For Guardianship Reform In Washington State, Sage Graves 2016 Seattle University School of Law

Let’S Talk About Sex: A Call For Guardianship Reform In Washington State, Sage Graves

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Let’S Invest In People, Not Prisons: How Washington State Should Address Its Ex-Offender Unemployment Rate, Sara Taboada 2016 Seattle University School of Law

Let’S Invest In People, Not Prisons: How Washington State Should Address Its Ex-Offender Unemployment Rate, Sara Taboada

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


His Feminist Facade: The Neoliberal Co-Option Of The Feminist Movement, Anjilee Dodge, Myani Gilbert 2016 Seattle University School of Law

His Feminist Facade: The Neoliberal Co-Option Of The Feminist Movement, Anjilee Dodge, Myani Gilbert

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Prostitution Policy: Legalization, Decriminalization And The Nordic Model, Ane Mathieson, Easton Branam, Anya Noble 2016 Seattle University School of Law

Prostitution Policy: Legalization, Decriminalization And The Nordic Model, Ane Mathieson, Easton Branam, Anya Noble

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Living Under The Boot: Militarization And Peaceful Protest, Charlotte Guerra 2016 Seattle University School of Law

Living Under The Boot: Militarization And Peaceful Protest, Charlotte Guerra

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Persistence And Resistance: Women’S Leadership And Ending Gender-Based Violence In Guatemala, Serena Cosgrove, Kristi Lee 2016 Seattle University

Persistence And Resistance: Women’S Leadership And Ending Gender-Based Violence In Guatemala, Serena Cosgrove, Kristi Lee

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Thurgood Marshall Memorial Lecture: A Keynote Address By Mahzarin Banaji: Blindspot: Hidden Biases Of Good People 04-14-2016, Roger Williams University School of Law 2016 Roger Williams University

Thurgood Marshall Memorial Lecture: A Keynote Address By Mahzarin Banaji: Blindspot: Hidden Biases Of Good People 04-14-2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Conferences, Lectures & Events

No abstract provided.


Newsroom: Are You Sure You're Not Prejudiced? 04-07-2016, Roger Williams University School of Law 2016 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: Are You Sure You're Not Prejudiced? 04-07-2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Dissident Citizen, The Symposium: Sexuality & Gender Law: Assessing The Field, Envisioning The Future, Sonia K. Katyal 2016 Fordham University School of Law

Dissident Citizen, The Symposium: Sexuality & Gender Law: Assessing The Field, Envisioning The Future, Sonia K. Katyal

Sonia Katyal

We have arrived at a crossroads in terms of the intersection between law, sexuality, and globalization. Historically, and even today, the majority of accounts of GLBT migration tend to remain focused on “a narrative of movement from repression to freedom, or a heroic journey undertaken in search of liberation.” Within this narrative, the United States is usually cast as a land of opportunity and liberation, a place that represents freedom from discrimination and economic opportunity. But this narrative also elides the complexity that erupts from grappling with the reality that many other jurisdictions outside of the United States can be ...


No Vengeance For 'Revenge Porn' Victims: Unraveling Why This Latest Female-Centric, Intimate-Partner Offense Is Still Legal, And Why We Should Criminalize It, Sarah Bloom 2016 Fordham University School of Law

No Vengeance For 'Revenge Porn' Victims: Unraveling Why This Latest Female-Centric, Intimate-Partner Offense Is Still Legal, And Why We Should Criminalize It, Sarah Bloom

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Heredity In The Epigenetic Era: Are We Facing A Politics Of Reproductive Obligations?, Michael J. Crawford 2016 University of Windsor

Heredity In The Epigenetic Era: Are We Facing A Politics Of Reproductive Obligations?, Michael J. Crawford

Biological Sciences Publications

Recent research in the emerging field of epigenetics has implications with the potential to re-ignite acrimony in the discourse of reproductive rights, medical ethics, and the role of the state in our homes and in our lives. For scientists, epigenetics has profoundly realigned our understanding of heredity: epigenetics provides a mechanism through which the environmental challenges met in one generation can be inscribed and transmitted to future offspring. Although both genetic parents have the potential to transmit heritable epigenetic changes to their offspring, mothers have a particularly potent effect because nutrition in the uterine environment can exert a supplemental effect ...


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