By Fatima Baddredine “Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.” Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“UDHR”), Article 16. In 1948, the United … Continue reading DOMA Fail

Words Are Nice, Actions Are Better

by Mat Wadsworth "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”1 … Continue reading Words Are Nice, Actions Are Better

The State of Same Sex Marriage Today

by Ben Helford On Friday, the Law Journal for Social Justice will be hosting its second symposium, “Legally Gay.”  Appropriately enough, as it follows a February that brought with it many significant advances for proponents of same sex marriage.  In the courts, the Ninth Circuit affirmed Judge Walker’s ruling overturning California’s Proposition 8 as violating … Continue reading The State of Same Sex Marriage Today

Outing Hypocrisy

By Tim Koch There is currently a petition to amend ER 8.4, Rule 42, of the Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court to include the following language: “It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to knowingly manifest bias upon race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or socioeconomic status … Continue reading Outing Hypocrisy

Why Loving is Enough

by Timothy R. Koch, MDiv, PhD JD Candidate 2012 In 1967, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Virginia’s anti-miscegenation statute was unconstitutional; the poetically apt name of the case was Loving v. Virginia.[1]  The Court held: “The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly … Continue reading Why Loving is Enough