Saturday, January 1, 2011

Suspect Symbols: The Literary Argument For Heightened Scrutiny For Gays - Kenji Yoshino - November 1996 | 96 Colum. L. Rev. 1753

This Article can be read as a response to a question a federal appellate judge asked me. During a clerkship interview, the judge inquired about a course on my transcript subtitled "Queer Theory." I told him it was a course on legal, political, and sociological theories of sexual orientation and mapped some of its themes. He listened attentively, then stated: "Actually, what I wanted to know was what the word queer' means." Quick to rationalize authority, I assumed he knew what the word meant, and was attempting to gauge the subtlety of my understanding of it. So I responded: "My understanding is that it's a term once used in a derogatory way towards homosexuals that has been co-opted by the gay-rights movement, like the pink triangle." 1 I was about to continue, when he interrupted: "What's the pink triangle?" A beat. I replied: "The pink triangle was used by the Nazis during the Holocaust to designate homosexuals." The judge said: "I didn't know that." Photo

I knew that the judge recently had heard a controversial case considering whether gays should be accorded heightened scrutiny under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and therefore assumed he had a certain modicum of cultural literacy about gays. 2 My immediate reaction to his question about the word "queer" was to interpret it as a test given by a teacher. When he asked about the pink triangle, I could no longer sustain the illusion…
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Kenji Yoshino
Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law
New York University School of Law

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