Reprinted from Elizabeth Anderson, “Love Is Love,” ABA Rule of Law Initiative Updae, January 2016. © 2016 American Bar Association. Reprinted with permission.
When one thinks of Valentine’s Day, admittedly, lawyers do not figure prominently in the picture. It’s a day for verse not legalese, for love not litigation. And yet, love, in particular equality in love and sexual rights, has been a growing focus for the ABA Rule of Law Initiative’s (ABA ROLI’s) work, with some important recent wins for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it seems an opportune time to highlight these successes and the strategies that are yielding them.