CLAGS reports

In celebration of Humanities Month in October, and in
conjunction with our Bad Law and Centering Disability
programming, CLAGS hosted a special half-day public program that
looked at the broad cultural and social impact, for good and ill, of
legislation and case law that end up defining such terms as ‘family’
and ‘disability’ in LGTBQ contexts. Like all civil rights movements,
LGTBQ communities press for laws and use the courts to advance
their access to rights. Yet in ways that extend far beyond the narrow
realm of jurisprudence into the culture and society at large, the
consequences even of victories are often as unexpected and troubling
as they are productive. Historians, cultural critics, and legal scholars
debated these issues in two focused panels, pictured below.