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Founded in 1977 and currently on the 42nd volume, the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender (originally the Harvard Women’s Law Journal) is the nation’s oldest continuously publishing feminist law journal. JLG is an intersectional feminist publication, devoted to the advancement of feminist jurisprudence and the study of law and gender. We seek to clarify legal issues that have gendered aspects and implications, confront new challenges to full social equality, and explore the interconnections between race, class, sexuality, nationality, ability, and gender in the law.
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With the relatively recent decisions in Obergefell v. Hodges and Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, sexuality has of late been a hot-button issue for the Supreme Court. However, the subject is not new ground. The debate over what protections, if any, the Constitution and statutory law afford LGBT persons has carried on through […]Read more...
In the public debate, paid parental leave is often framed as a women’s issue. Advocates of paid leave repeatedly point to research that shows how paid leave policies boost female employment figures and decrease turnover at work among women. To make the case for parental leave stronger, the benefits for children (such as lower high […]Read more...
At a time when Roe v. Wade is deeply imperiled in the United States and reactionary conservatism is growing across Europe, Ireland offers a different path forward. In 2015, Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage by popular vote. This year, the country voted by an overwhelming margin–66% to 33%–to […]Read more...