Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy


Volume 10, Issue 1: Current Issues In Public Policy

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Volume 10, Issue 1: Current Issues In Public Policy
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This article is based on a presentation made on September 19, 2011 at a conference in Omaha, Nebraska titled “The Use of Human Tissue and Public Trust: The Chasm Between Science and Ethics” sponsored by the Creighton University Center for Health Policy and Ethics. This conference was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity. [read more]

 

 
 
New York is a place familiar with crises. From the crime outbreak of the 1970s to the financial crisis of 2008, New York has dealt with significant economic and social troubles. Luckily, New York does not remain in a state of decline for long. From the ashes of these crises, New York has discovered ways to regain its prominent global position. New York’s most recent improvement followed the 2008 financial crisis and took aim at a divisive social issue: same-sex marriage.... [read more]

 
 

TO-GET-HER FOREVER: A MAN HATER’S RIGHT TO SAME- SEX MARRIAGE
By: CARMEN M. CUSACK, J.D., PH.D.C.
 
 
Not all same-sex partners are born homosexual.2 Many people in same-sex relationships are born homosexual, but some choose same-sex relationships. Biologically heterosexual women can choose to live in same-sex relationships with other women: lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals, or heterosexuals. There are many reasons why a woman might want to marry another woman. A heterosexual person may choose a same-sex relationship because her life partner is her platonic best friend, or because her options for binary coupling are subpar. A woman may use a same-sex relationship as a tool to make a political statement about patriarchy.... [read more]