Title

Collegiality and Individual Dignity

Document Type

Article

Comments

81 Fordham Law Review 829 (2012).This Essay identifies and describes the tension between the norms of collegiality and basic principles of individual dignity that LGBT scholars and lawyers encounter when confronted with the dehumanizing arguments that are regularly advanced by opponents of equal treatment under law for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. It is a transcript of remarks delivered at a March 2012 symposium on the Defense of Marriage Act at Fordham Law School, with minimal edits for publication.

Abstract

This Essay identifies and describes the tension between the norms of collegiality and basic principles of individual dignity that LGBT scholars and lawyers encounter when confronted with the dehumanizing arguments that are regularly advanced by opponents of equal treatment under law for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. It is a transcript of remarks delivered at a March 2012 symposium on the Defense of Marriage Act at Fordham Law School, with minimal edits for publication.

Date of Authorship for this Version

3-2012

Keywords

collegiality, dignity, LGBT, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, marriage, gay marriage, marriage equality, natural law, civil rights, equal protection, children, parenting