“Passions We Like…And Those We Don’t: Anti-Gay Hate Crime Laws and the Discursive Construction of Sex, Gender, and the Body”

    Passions We Like…And Those We Don’t: Anti-Gay Hate Crime Laws and the Discursive Construction of Sex, Gender, and the Body
    Yvonne Zylan, 16 Mich. J. Gender & L. 1 (2009)

    “I investigate the ways in which law helps define and delimit sexuality as a set of practices, experiences, and identifications. I do so by analyzing the discursive dimensions of anti-gay hate crime laws, demonstrating that such laws produce discrete discursive objects (doctrine and argument) within a specific set of institutional practices (the juridical field), and that these objects and practices in turn legitimate certain limiting narratives, instantiating them as social knowledge and as the ground of sexed and gendered performances.”


  • Posted: 09/14/2009
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: works.bepress.com

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Calgary West MP under fire from Muslim group over political pamphlet

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal: Hate speech law unconstitutional

Dutch to prosecute Arabs over Holocaust cartoon

New York Releases 2008 Hate Crime Statistics

Journalism professor calls for “hate beat”

Erik Stanley on The Word 100.7 FM with Janet Mefferd: Hate Crimes Legislation

The ENDA vote: 13 votes needed?

MA: Stoneham pols speak on transgender anti-discrimination bill

The folly of “hate crime” laws

    Richard Cohen writing at Real Clear Politics: “The real purpose of hate-crime laws is to reassure politically significant groups — blacks, Hispanics, Jews, gays, etc. — that someone cares about them and takes their fears seriously. That’s nice. It does not change the fact, though, that what’s being punished is thought or speech. Johns is dead no matter what von Brunn believes. The penalty for murder is severe, so it’s not as if the crime is not being punished. The added “late hit” of a hate crime is without any real consequence, except as a precedent for the punishment of belief or speech. Slippery slopes are supposedly all around us, I know, but this one is the real McCoy.”


  • Posted: 08/04/2009
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.realclearpolitics.com

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Does Ga. need its own hate crimes law?

“Gay activists: Marriage secondary to basic rights”

Racial and Religious Hate Speech in Singapore: Reclaiming the Victim’s Perspective

“Senate, House to negotiate gay hate crimes”

Senate OKs defense bill with “hate crimes” amendment

A glimpse of America’s future?

    Elizabeth Delaney reports in the Cincinnati Christian Examiner: “Reports from last week indicated that today could possibly be the day when the Senate would vote on the hate crimes bill. . . . And then there are a few Christian Attorneys at the Alliance Defense Fund who have actually read the bill (as opposed to Obama and members of our congress who evidently don’t necessarily read bills) and told the Christian post, ‘No one should fall for the idea that this bill does anything to bring about greater justice for Americans.’”


  • Posted: 07/23/2009
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: www.examiner.com

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“Hate crimes” bill threatens the innocent

Hate crimes amendments pass easily

Bloggers misrepresent ADF on Hate Crimes

ACLU: “Senate passes Hate Crimes Amendment lacking free speech and association protections”

    ACLU Press Release: “However, the Senate version of the hate crimes bill lacks the strong protections for speech and association included in legislation passed by the House of Representatives in April. The American Civil Liberties Union believes that without the speech and association protections included in the House bill, the Senate hate crimes legislation could have a chilling effect on constitutionally protected speech and membership.”


  • Posted: 07/20/2009
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.aclu.org

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David French on Reality Check to discuss Lopez suit

“Kennedy praises hate crimes bill”

“NY man guilty of hate crime in transgender slaying”

“Senate votes to expand federal hate crimes law”

“Should religious conservatives fear the hate crimes bill?”

“Christian groups eye hate crimes bill”

Controversial Homosexual “Hate Crimes” Act Set for Senate Vote Thursday

‘Hate Crime’ Laws: A Phony “Crisis” Intended to Suppress Free Speech

“Senate takes up hate crimes bill covering gays”

Senator McCain attacks “hate crimes” sleight of hand

Hate crimes bill to be introduced as amendment to DOD authorization

MA: “Transgender activists promote hate-crimes law expansion on eve of hearing”

ADF attorney to testify before Mass. Legislature on ‘hate crimes’ bill for the sexually confused

Lords back free speech shield in ‘gay hate’ law

South Dakota: “Hate-crimes bill spurs dueling warnings”

Proposed federal law would be “hate crime” against America

Revised ENDA to be unveiled

U.S. Civil Rights Commissioners oppose “hate-crimes” bill

Lawyer for censored Christians: Beware of ‘hate crimes’

Canadian HRCs have an “appetite for censorship”

“Group: Gay bias killings highest since 1999″

FactCheck.org skews hate crimes bill

“Christian conservatives fight expansion of hate-crimes law”

Obama aide: “Hate crimes to pass this week.” + Update: Vote scheduled

Senate to pass hate crimes bill as amendment

“Hate crimes” law passed unanimously in Scotland

Sen. DeMint threatens to filibuster “hate crimes” legislation

Erik Stanley debates the “hate crimes” bill

Erik Stanley: “FactCheck.org: Missing the Point on the Hate Crimes Bill”

    ADF attorney Erik Stanley, who heads up the ADF Pulpit Initiative, writes at Townhall: “FactCheck.org recently posted an article that proposes to “answer” some questions about the impact of the Hate Crimes Bill, currently pending in the Senate as S.909…but perhaps they ought to check their facts. The article summarily dismisses claims that the Hate Crimes Bill would muzzle pastors and churches and states, ‘In reality, there is nothing in the bill that says pastors must zip their lips rather than denounce homosexuality… The article misses the point entirely.’”


  • Posted: 06/03/2009
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Southern Baptists say no to ‘hate crimes’ Ask GOP Senate Judiciary Committee leader to fight bill

New York’s Hate Crime Provisions Upheld In Recently Released Opinion

Why Homosexual Behavior Is More like Consensual Incest and Polyamory than Race or Gender – Part 1

    Robert A. J. Gagnon writes at the Christian Post: “The problem is that the analogy to race and gender doesn’t work well. Race and gender are 100% heritable, absolutely immutable, and primarily non-behavioral conditions of life, and therefore, intrinsically benign. Homosexuality and transsexuality are none of these things. While there probably are some biological risk factors for some homosexual development and even transgenderism, science has failed to establish that homosexuality and transsexuality develop deterministically like race and gender. Even the Kinsey Institute has acknowledged that at least one shift in the Kinsey spectrum of 0 to 6 is the norm over the course of life for those who identity as homosexual (75%). Most importantly, unlike race and gender, homosexuality and transsexuality are in the first instance impulses to engage in behavior that is structurally discordant with embodied existence (as male and female). They are therefore not intrinsically benign conditions.”


  • Posted: 05/21/2009
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.christianpost.com

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Aren’t all violent crimes ‘hate’ crimes?

Erik Stanley on the Michael Medved Show: Reasons to oppose “Hate Crimes” legislation

Mats Tunehag: While in UK: Shut up!?

Hate Crimes: Intent vs. Motivation

    Andrew Sullivan writing at his Atlantic blog, The Daily Dish: “The real reason for the invention of hate crimes was a hard-left critique of conventional liberal justice and the emergence of special interest groups which need boutique legislation to raise funds for their large staffs and luxurious buildings. Just imagine how many direct mail pieces have gone out explaining that without more money for HRC, more gay human beings will be crucified on fences.”


  • Posted: 05/14/2009
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com

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Michigan lawmakers weigh changes to “bias crime” law

The empty symbolism of hate crimes legislation

    Steve Chapman writing at Reason Magazine: “Federal law enforcement officials are not plagued by idleness these days, thanks to the demands on their time from terrorists, drug traffickers, human traffickers, Ponzi schemers, and crooked politicians. But Congress never stops trying to ensure full employment for FBI agents and U.S. attorneys. The latest stimulus is the Matthew Shepard Act, billed as an overdue effort to prevent violence against gays and lesbians.”


  • Posted: 05/12/2009
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: reason.com

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Christian broadcasters warn of hate crimes bill’s effect on religious freedom

A real and present threat to religious freedom

Erik Stanley on Reality Check: “Hate Crimes” Bill in Congress

Prison Awaiting Hostile Bloggers

Michael Savage responds to UK ban: Threatens suit, questions involvement by U.S. Government and role of Islam

Hungary: Socialists to push constitutional amendment on hate speech

Michael Savage banned from UK

Christian Attorneys Urge Senate to Vote Against ‘Hate Crimes’ Bill

    Christian Post: “Attorneys at a Christian legal group are urging the U.S. Senate not to pass the expanded ‘Hate Crimes’ bill, which the House this week voted 249-175 in favor of. The attorneys at the Alliance Defense Fund insist that the bill, H.R. 1913, could severely impede Americans’ constitutional rights to freedom of religion and freedom of expression while creating additional legal protections for those engaged in homosexual behavior that are not available to everyone else.”


  • Posted: 05/04/2009
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: www.christianpost.com

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“House approves gay hate crimes bill”

ADF: U.S. Senate should not pass ‘hate crimes’ bill

U.S. House passes “hate crimes” bill

Christian Leaders Condemn Hate Crimes Bill

    Human Events: “‘What’s at risk is the ability to preach the Gospel.’ So said Bishop Harry Jackson, standing with other black religious leaders and Republican congressmen at a press conference yesterday. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) led a group of members of Congress and Christian leaders yesterday in denouncing HR 1913, the federal hate crimes legislation that was passed on a straight party line vote out of the House Judiciary Committee late last week.”


  • Posted: 04/29/2009
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.humanevents.com

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Debate Continues Over Hate Crimes Bill

Vote looms on legislation that could outlaw preaching on homosexuality

Chancellor wants UNLV bias policy rewritten

Hate Crimes Bill Protects Cross-Dressers and Pedophiles but Not Veterans or Grandmas