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UNLEVEL PLAYING FIELD

Can inclusion ever reach a point of abuse? This has been the big debate concerning transgender females competing in women sports. Where identity and biology get into a clash, does identity trump biology? Should there be separate competitions? How does this affect biological women and the future of sports?

Biological men that identify as females and […]

December 16th, 2019|Issues, LGBT Rights, Social Issues, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should Hate Crimes Be Their Own Crime or a Considered Factor in Sentencing?

By: Heather Carngeie, Comments Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In today’s society, hate crimes and hate speech are rampaging more than they have in many years, but what if that behavior itself was punishable rather than being coupled with other crimes, such as assault, as a sentencing factor? Would it better […]

October 12th, 2017|Blog, Criminal Law, LGBT Rights|0 Comments

“Whoever Wants to Fight for the United States, Should Not be Discriminated Against”

By: Yesenia Alfonso, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On July 26, 2017 President Donald J. Trump (“President”), tweeted, “United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened […]

North Carolina’s Restriction on Passing Anti-Discrimination Laws

By: Idelys Martinez, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On March 23, 2016, North Carolina passed House Bill 2 (“the Bill”), stirring much controversy across the country. The Bill promulgates that state law supersedes all local ordinances as they relate to wages, employment and public accommodations. In summary, the Bill bans municipalities from […]

October 28th, 2016|Blog, LGBT Rights|0 Comments