Author Archives: Jeff Kosbie

Strong Amicus Brief from the American Sociological Association

Cross-posted on Queer(ing) Law The American Sociological Association just filed an amicus brief in the same-sex marriage cases at the Supreme Court presenting the strong social science consensus that children of same-sex couples fare just as well as children of opposite-sex couples. … Continue reading

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Collective Memory of Police Surveillance?

While doing dissertation research, I came across an op-ed in The Advocate, criticizing the elimination of some protections against police surveillance (see here). The piece was written by a lawyer from the National Center for Lesbian Rights and argued that LGBT … Continue reading

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Symbolic Value of Obama’s SSM Announcement

If you just glanced at the mainstream media over the past few days, you might think all LGBTQ people are ecstatic. President Obama just announced he supports same-sex marriage. And so, the mainstream narrative goes, of course LGBTQ people are … Continue reading

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