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April 30, 2015

'Notorious RBG' destroys every argument put forward against gay marriage

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had the perfect response to every argument against gay marriage put forward at the Supreme Court on Tuesday (28 April).

The 82-year-old justice has become a liberal champion for her support of gay marriage and has been dubbed the 'notorious RBG' by younger fans.

First, Ginsburg promptly shut down the argument that the court does not have legal right to change a 'millennia' of tradition.

September 5, 2014

Ceremony to take place at a time when number of potential marriage equality cases that might go before the high court grows

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an associate justice of the US Supreme Court, is set to perform yet another same-sex wedding ceremony this weekend - her fourth.

Ginsburg, 81, will be conducting the ceremony of her former law clerk, Danny Rubens, and his fiance Danny Grossman.

August 31, 2013

Will be US Supreme Court Justice to officiate over a same-sex marriage

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will make history this weekend when she becomes the first US Supreme Court Justice to perform a same-sex wedding.

Ginsburg, part of the high court's liberal wing, will conduct the ceremony of Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President Michael M. Kaiser and economist John Roberts.

The ceremony will take place at the Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington DC on Saturday (31 August).

November 2, 2012

Lecture informs debate over America’s most gay-friendly Ivy League university opening a campus in a state where homosexuality is illegal

In an attempt to placate the controversy around America’s most gay-friendly Ivy League university opening a campus in a state where homosexuality is illegal, Yale hosted a lecture about the gay rights movement in Singapore on Wednesday.

National University of Singapore (NUS) law professor Lynette Chua gave the lecture which was based on research interviewing 100 Singaporean gay rights activists.

April 11, 2012

Yale faculty concerned about civil rights in Singapore, where homosexuality is illegal

An agreement between Yale and the National University of Singapore has hit controversy after a resolution that states ‘concern regarding the history of lack of respect for civil and political rights in the state of Singapore’ was passed by the faculty last week.

Yale has already agreed to open its first overseas campus in Singapore, where homosexuality is illegal, so the vote is largely symbolic, but it’s evidence of a fierce debate about whether a liberal arts university should open a campus in a less than liberal location.

February 29, 2012

Harvard group which seeks degrees for gay students expelled in 1920 will hold rally during Lady Gaga visit today

Protesters are today calling on Lady Gaga to back their campaign for Harvard University to overturn its expulsion of gay students almost a century ago.

In 1920, Harvard president Abbott Lawrence Lowell began a 'secret court' which hunted down gay people studying at the Ivy League college in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

February 29, 2012

Harvard group which seeks degrees for gay students expelled in 1920 will hold rally during Lady Gaga visit today

Protesters are today calling on Lady Gaga to back their campaign for Harvard University to overturn its expulsion of gay students almost a century ago.

In 1920, Harvard president Abbott Lawrence Lowell began a 'secret court' which hunted down gay people studying at the Ivy League college in Cambridge, Massachusetts.