The nation’s first campus clinic in civil rights impact litigation concerning lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people is set to open this fall at Columbia Law School. Suzanne B. Goldberg, co-counsel in two cornerstone gay-rights victories in the U.S. Supreme Court, has been tapped as director of the new Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic.

Lisa Badner, co-chair of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) Committee of the New York City Bar Association, noted that “same-sex marriage is being legalized in certain states and certain countries, yet we have some states passing legislation that actually explicitly denies LGBT people their equal rights.”

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