Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy

An annual interdisciplinary journal devoted to gender issues in the context of law and public policy with emphasis on practical analysis. Explores connections between social science and the law, and connections between scholarship and public policy and pr

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 2, August

A Christian Perspective on Gender Equality
Gender equality in American jurisprudence is an important objective. The Supreme Court of the United States has tried to remedy gender disparity in education by affording women a quality military education, (1) and the United States Congress has...
"A Rank Usurpation of Power" - the Role of Patriarchal Religion and Culture in the Subordination of Women
I. INTRODUCTION A fundamental assumption of contemporary feminist theory and practice is that gender is a form of power, and a universal one at that. (2) The system facilitating and entrenching this power--patriarchy--can be defined as the manifestation...
Caught in the Crossfire: How Catholic Charities of Boston Was Victim to the Clash between Gay Rights and Religious Freedom
SECO SEDITIO (1) On a Wednesday, the first of March 2006, Geri Denterlein and six other members of the Board of Catholic Charities sent in their resignations. Geri told the press, "I simply didn't feel I could continue to serve as board member...
"Talking about Sexual Orientation, Teaching about Homophobia" - Negotiating the Divide between Religious Belief and Tolerance for LGBT Rights in the Classroom
INTRODUCTION--SEXUALITY POLITICS, RELIGIOUS BELIEF AND THE CLASSROOM The question of whether or not people in the LGBT (2) community should be able to enjoy certain fundamental rights taken for granted by most Americans is a contentious issue....
"The Importance of Objective Analysis" on Gays in the Military: A Response to Elaine Donnelly's Constructing the Co-Ed Military
On February 28, 2007, former Rep. Martin Meehan (D-MA) and a bipartisan group of co-sponsors reintroduced the Military Readiness Enhancement Act in the House of Representatives to amend title 10 United States Code [section] 654 ("Policy Concerning...
The Positive Effects of Legalizing Polygamy: "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"
INTRODUCTION Long thought to be a hidden, rare, and cultish phenomenon, polygyny is in fact practiced by an estimated 30,000 to 100,000 people in North America. (1) It has recently been the focus of an FBI "Most Wanted" national manhunt, a raid...
Unholy Troika: Gender, Race and Religiosity in the 2008 Presidential Contest
B.C. "Thy Husband Shall Rule Over Thee [Genesis, Old Testament] A.D. "Let wives be subject to their husbands as to the Lord; because a husband is head of the wife just as Christ is head of the Church ... just as the Church is subject to Christ,...
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