There are seemingly millions of blogs out there covering every topic imaginable. Plus I already like to blog on Daily Kos. It seems to me though that there is a derth of information out there on LGBT rights law yet it’s an area of great interest to many people, gay and straight alike. I would say there’s a couple of reasons for this:
1. It’s law. I just went through three years of hell to get a JD and despite months of intensive study am still sweating it out waiting for my Bar results. Law is difficult and complicated. Unlike politics, not just anyone can spout off on politics.
2. Most LGBT lawyers don’t do LGBT rights law. That’s right. Many of our best attorneys can be found practicing corporate law, tax law, and estates and trusts, often in private practice. The great gay lawyers aren’t working at Lambda Legal or for the Human Rights Campaign. They’re in Big Law, billing hours. A lawyer who’s one of the finest tax lawyers in the country isn’t going to know a whole lot about LGBT rights just because he happens to be gay.
My goal with starting up this blog is to provide a forum for LGBT rights law, a place to exchange information, debate strategy, and discuss major case law developments.