Defining a Person

July 30, 2008 | Comments Off on Defining a Person

“Personhood” is defined as a fertilized egg, created at the moment of conception. Or at least it will be in Colorado, if voters pass Colorado’s Amendment 48 this November. The Amendment, which has completed the approval process for the fall ballot, reads in full (PDF): “As used in … the state Constitution, the terms ‘person’ […]

New Jersey Abolished the Death Penalty

December 14, 2007 | Comments Off on New Jersey Abolished the Death Penalty

Special Guest Column New Jersey abolished the death penalty this week – an historic moment to be sure, but also just one step in a long nationwide move away from capital punishment. It was two years ago that the New Jersey state legislature put a moratorium on executions and appointed a commission to study the […]

by Anon In this article, James Antle argues that the seemingly anomalous results of interstate custody battles over children of civil unions is due to the creation of an institution to parallel marriage, but which does not take child rearing as its central purpose. In the case he discusses (Miller-Jenkins v. Miller-Jenkins) a lesbian couple […]

ACS Equal Rights working group project a success!

November 1, 2006 | Comments Off on ACS Equal Rights working group project a success!

As many of you know, our chapter has 3 working groups, each tackling a mini-project in a specialized field of the law.  One of these, the “Equal Rights” group, set out to work on a project concerning Virginia’s Marshall/Newman marriage amendment.  For those of you who aren’t aware, the Marshall/Newman Amendment seeks to amend Virginia’s […]

Marshall-Newman Amendment Speaker

October 24, 2006 | Comments Off on Marshall-Newman Amendment Speaker

The LGLA will be hosting a discussion in the Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Amendment at 5pm on October 30th in room 119. Their honored guest, Richmond attorney and Equality Virginia board member Jay Squires, will be discussing the possible legal ramifications of the Marshall-Newman amendment to the Virginia state constitution. A reception, free and open to […]

Homophobia In Our Backyard

October 4, 2006 | Comments Off on Homophobia In Our Backyard

The broad language of the proposed Marshall-Newman Amendment to Virginia’s Constitution has progressives working hard to combat homophobia in Virginia. There’s even proof of this hatred in our own backyard. The University of Virginia Law School recently held a panel to discuss the proposed amendment. The Commonwealth of Virginia could use a little bit more […]