Collegiality and Individual Dignity
Tobias Barrington Wolff
University of Pennsylvania Law School
March 30, 2012
Fordham Law Review, Vol. 81, p. 829, 2012
U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-43
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: collegiality, dignity, LGBT, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, marriage, gay marriage, marriage equality, natural law, civil rights, equal protection, children, parentingAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 26, 2012 ; Last revised: November 15, 2012
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