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The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by James Castle

Lack of sexual orientation protections

Published April 22, 2013

Last Friday, Ann Tweedy, a law professor at Hamline University School of Law, presented her study on bisexual discrimination and the law. In this study, Tweedy and her co-author used electronic survey...

Castle v. Netflix Inc.

Published April 15, 2013

In the U.S. District Court for the District of Everlasting Winter, plaintiff brings this action for temporary injunctive relief to prevent the defendant from streaming certain shows. For the reasons stated...

The problem with top or bottom

Published April 1, 2013

Traditional gender ideology demands that straight couples function in complementary and dichotomous ways. Straight men are expected to be dominant and strong, while straight women are expected to be submissive...

The bathroom battle

Published March 25, 2013

  Last week, in response to a recent expansion of the Phoenix non-discrimination code to include sexual orientation, disability and gender identity and expression, Republicans in the Arizona Legislature...

Sexual orientation ‘choice’ is irrelevant

Published March 11, 2013

We’ve already heard just about every argument against gay rights. The one that concludes that gay people don’t deserve rights because being gay is a choice, however, is a tale as old as time. At...

Support for same-sex marriage in the queer community

Published March 4, 2013

  On Wednesday morning, state legislators introduced a bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry in Minnesota. The bill would overturn a prohibitive statute. Not everyone, however, supports...

Legendary ladies of litigation

Published February 25, 2013

History repeats itself with the filing of a complaint by Jennifer O’Neill against popular music star Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a, Lady Gaga. The complaint was filed in a federal court in New York on...

Diversity advice for university instructors

Published February 18, 2013

Being non-heterosexual in a large university setting can be a very positive experience with lots of potential for self growth. This is especially true for those of us who come from rural or not-so-accepting...

Prostitution should be legal

Published February 11, 2013

  Under Minnesota statute, and under laws in most U.S. jurisdictions, prostitution involving consenting adults is a criminal offense. Minnesota law defines prostitution as “hiring, offering...

More barriers to equal rights

Published February 4, 2013

  The U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear oral arguments on two very important civil rights cases next month, but the impact of affirmative results in these cases likely won’t affect Minnesotans. The...

Assessing arguments against same-sex marriage

Published January 28, 2013

  In the 2013 Legislature, following the November defeat of a proposed amendment seeking to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage, state legislators will introduce proposals to allow same-sex marriage...