Thursday, July 26, 2007

Welcome to Bent Law!

The purpose of this blog is to provide a forum to discuss legislation and judicial decisions that deal with the rights of sexual minorities, a subject that I teach at the University of Washington School of Law. While designed as a forum for faculty and students at the University of Washington School of Law and other law schools, practicing attorneys and non-attorneys who are interested in discussing these issues from a legal perspective are encouraged to participate as well.

Why the name "Bent" Law for this blog? There are a few reasons: (1) it is the opposite of the word "straight"; (2) it is British slang for "gay"; (3) I like it better than the word "queer," and I prefer it to alphabet soup terms like GLBTQ...; (4) it is the name of a song by Matchbox 20 that I am rather fond of; and (5) "Gay" Law was already taken by someone else!

1 comment:

Monica Hammer said...

Thanks for starting this, professor! I am planning to refer to this unique and valuable cyber forum often.