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Nan Hunter

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Nan Hunter

Nan Hunter

Nan Hunter is Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. She also consults with the Williams Institute at UCLA as its Legal Scholarship Director. She co-authored the law school casebook Sexuality, Gender and the Law, now in its third edition, and has published dozens of law review articles in both sexuality and gender law and health law. During the Clinton Administration, she served as Deputy General Counsel at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Her awards include the Pioneer of Courage award from the American Foundation for AIDS Research and the first Dan Bradley award from the National LGBT Bar Association. She blogs at www.hunterofjustice.com.


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Gay rights advocates were hoping that the Court would issue a broad ruling, but the justices seem most concerned with issues of standing.


In the past few days, the Supreme Court has both affirmed and threatened equality in the US.
Hollingsworth v. Perry has a chance of being dismissed without a ruling, leaving a better case to serve as the vehicle for the court's...
If so, there will be a definitive ruling on the constitutionality of the federal law barring recognition of same-sex marriages that are...
By the end, several Justices appeared skeptical at best over whether their decision should reach the merits.
Hollingsworth v. Perry is the first gay marriage case ever argued before the Court. What’s it going to take for advocates of...
Amicus briefs from business leaders and prominent Republicans make the conservative case for marriage equality nationwide. Will the Court...
According to defenders of DOMA and Prop 8, the purpose of marriage is to entice wayward heterosexuals into committed family life.