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Gay Rights

The judge with an eye on history

The Washington Post today has an interesting profile of Judge Arenda Wright Allen who penned the historic judgment (covered in my last blogpost) overturning Virginia's ban on gay marriage, surely, with an eye in its place in the history books.               Arenda L. Wright Allen google_ad_client = "ca-pub-2053570438689237";/* Individual posts… Read more

Virginia is for lovers: Happy Valentine's Day

In the latest of a succession of federal court that have overturned states' bans on same-sex marriage, a federal judge in Richmond, Virginia ruled that the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage is a violation of the United States Constitution.  Her decision has been stayed, pending an appeal. Leaving little… Read more

Gay, gayer, gayist?

From the comfort of my armchair in Washington and no longer inhabiting the ivory towers of academia, I had no idea what a shitstorm of debate, both in Ireland and in the social sciences, I was wading into with my blog post It certainly provoked mixed responses: @IrishTimes February 7,… Read more