Gay Rights Liane talks with Kenji Yoshino, a professor at Yale Law School, about his upcoming article on gay rights. Yoshino argues that the fight for civil rights for the homosexual community is vastly different from that of the race-based or feminist battles. Courts have guaranteed equal protection for oppressed groups by ignoring differences in race or gender. Yoshino says gays often have not received the protection of the courts, because they are more able to assimilate their differences than other minority groups.
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Liane talks with Kenji Yoshino, a professor at Yale Law School, about his upcoming article on gay rights. Yoshino argues that the fight for civil rights for the homosexual community is vastly different from that of the race-based or feminist battles. Courts have guaranteed equal protection for oppressed groups by ignoring differences in race or gender. Yoshino says gays often have not received the protection of the courts, because they are more able to assimilate their differences than other minority groups.