Lambda Law

Students Association

 

885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458

E-mail the Executive Board at:

lambdaexecboard[at]listserv[dot]bc[dot]edu

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PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

ALUMNI

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

MILITARY RECRUITMENT

F.A.I.R. v. RUMSFELD

SODOMY LAWS

 

Lambda Links:

- American Bar Association

- American Civil Liberties Union

- Association of American Law Schools

- Black Stripe

- Boston Queer Asian Pacific Alliance

- Community United Against Violence

- Deaf Queer Resource Center

- Fenway Community Health Center

- Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

- Gender Public Advocacy Coalition

- Human Rights Campaign

- International Association of Lesbian & Gay Judges

- International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Comm.

- International Lesbian & Gay Association

- Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund

- Massachusetts Chapter of Gender Education & Advocacy

- Massachusetts Lesbian & Gay Bar Association

- National Center for Lesbian Rights

- National Gay & Lesbian Task Force

- National Latina/o LGBT Organization

- National Lesbian & Gay Law Association

- Servicemembers Legal Defense Network     

 

To quote ...

 

"This is not just about marriage. Not for them, and I would humbly submit, therefore, not for our people, either. This is about individual autonomy and self-actualization. It’s about the cheesiest, deepest and most traditional of American values – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Autonomy of the body, spirit, mind and faith. We must call upon each other to rise up and respond to the attacks against our people with that breadth. This land is our land, too."

 

-Kara Suffredini

Remarks from the 2005 Lambda Alumni Dinner

 

"The Solomon Amendment requires law schools to express a message that is incompatible with their educational objectives, and no compelling governmental interest has been shown to deny this freedom. While no doubt military lawyers are critical to the efficient operation of the armed forces, mere incantation of the need for legal talent cannot override a clear First Amendment impairment."

 

- Judge Thomas Ambro

Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights v. Rumsfeld (3rd Cir., 2004).

 

“When sexuality finds overt expression in intimate conduct with another person, the conduct can be but one element in a personal bond that is more enduring. The liberty protected by the Constitution allows homosexual persons the right to make this choice.”

 

-Justice Anthony Kennedy,

Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003).

 

“Recognizing the right of an individual to marry a person of the same sex will not diminish the validity or dignity of opposite-sex marriage, any more than recognizing the right of an individual to marry a person of a different race devalues the marriage of a person who marries someone of her own race. If anything, extending civil marriage to same-sex couples reinforces the importance of marriage to individuals and communities. That same-sex couples are willing to embrace marriage's solemn obligations of exclusivity, mutual support, and commitment to one another is a testament to the enduring place of marriage in our laws and in the human spirit.”

 

-Chief Justice Margaret Marshall,

 Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, 440 Mass. 309 (2003).

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Hey class of 2008! Be sure to stop by Lambda's table during orientation this August to meet us, learn about events we have planned, and to join our e-mail list.

About Us

Lambda Law Students Association is a group of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to increasing awareness of and support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community at Boston College Law School and in the legal community as a whole. Lambda is an activist and social group that welcomes all those interested in and supportive of LGBT issues. Lambda annual events include: National Coming Out Day, National Gay and Lesbian Law Association's annual conference (Lavender Law), Lambda Alumni Dinner, speakers, and additional social events. Please e-mail us if interested in learning more.

We look forward to meeting you.

 

Lambda Executive Board:

 

Co-Chairs:

Emily Bajcsi (c/o 2007)

& Jared Wood (c/02006)

 

Treasurer:

Steven Morrison (c/o 2007)

 

Undergraduate & Alumni Liaison:

Benjamin McGuire (c/o 2007)

 

Webmistress:

Laurel Davis (c/o 2006)

 

1L Representative:

TBA in the fall.

 

Faculty Advisors:

 

Daniel Barnett

Arthur L. Berney