Elena Kagan’s extremely radical record as Dean of Harvard Law School (2003-2009) regarding the promotion of homosexuality and transgenderism has been largely untouched and ignored. Until now.
Over the last few weeks there’s been a lot of discussion about Elena Kagan, Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. Her views, activities, and positions on abortion, guns, foreign law, judicial philosophy, constitutional rights, and more have been dissected at length.
But except for her well-known opposition to “don’t ask don’t tell” and to military recruiters on campus over the gay issue, very few people know the extent of her radical activities in that area, particularly during her tenure as Dean of Harvard Law School (HLS).
MassResistance has uncovered Kagan’s record of bizarre and disturbing activities during that period, which we’ve compiled in a report, “How Elena Kagan ‘queered’ Harvard Law School.” During that time it was clear that Kagan was committed to the radical campaign pushing acceptance of homosexuality and transgenderism as “civil rights” — and changing the mindsets of a generation of Harvard lawyers to embrace those views.
Will she do the same to America?
Kagan accelerated and legitimized the GLBT “rights” concept and law studies at Harvard Law School and in the larger university community.
Kagan encouraged Harvard students to get involved in homosexual activist legal work. At a time when she as Dean pushed students to engage in “public interest law” and to get “clinical” legal experience, the Harvard Law School established the LGBT Law Clinic. How could a “Justice Kagan” on the Supreme Court be impartial involving cases brought by “gay” legal activists — when she so openly advocated for homosexual legal goals and integrating homosexuality into legal studies and practice at Harvard?
Kagan recruited former ACLU lawyer (and former ACT-UP activist) William Rubenstein to teach “queer” legal theory. Few Americans can comprehend the radical nature of “queer” academics. Rubenstein described one of his courses as involving “new identities (bisexual, trans, genderf**k),” and “polygamy, S&M, the sexuality of minors.”
Kagan promoted and facilitated the “transgender” legal agenda during her tenure at Harvard. In 2007, HLS offered a Transgender Law course by “out lesbian” Professor Janet Halley and Dean Spade, a transsexual activist attorney, both of whom she recruited. (Halley’s extremism and contempt for natural gender boundaries is illustrated by her calling herself a “gay man.”) Kagan also brought in Cass Sunstein (currently Obama’s regulatory czar) who has written in support of polygamy and other free-for-all marriage relationships.
Kagan engaged in ongoing, radical advocacy opposing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and demanding an end to the ban on homosexuals serving in the military. Her highly partisan actions are unbecoming of a future judge — especially one who would be called upon to adjudicate such weighty and divisive matters.
Even after Kagan and Harvard lost their legal campaign to ban military recruiters and Harvard Law School was forced to let them back on campus, she encouraged ongoing student protests against them — deputizing the radical Lambda group to come up with ideas of how to harass the recruiters legally. Kagan’s actions blatantly disrespected our military and exposed her as the out-of-touch, socially leftist academic that she is.
Kagan attended functions of radical homosexual (GLBT) groups at Harvard University, absorbing and apparently agreeing with their goals.
Kagan followed the wishes of campus homosexual organizations — within a month of meeting with a Harvard GLBT student group, she was agreeing with their demand to ban military recruiters on campus.
Radical “trans” activism at Harvard: Kagan’s active promotion of the GLBT agenda at Harvard likely accelerated the campus environment that was becoming so “tolerant” of homosexuality and gender confusion that there was even a campaign during her tenure to make the campus “trans inclusive” — using Harvard’s “gender identity” nondiscrimination policy (in place since 2006). This included discussions between GLBT student activists and the law school administration (i.e., Kagan) “to make our restrooms safe and accessible for people regardless of their gender identity or expression.” (Read: allow men who identify as “women” to use female restrooms and locker rooms, etc.)
As a likely result of Kagan’s (and other administrators’) activism, Harvard has become so committed to radical transsexual activism that its health insurance policy now partially covers “sex-change” breast “treatment” for transsexuals — either men taking hormones to develop breasts, or women having their healthy breasts removed to become the “men” they believe they are. (And so-called “bottom surgery” is being considered!)
Where does Kagan stand on transgenderism and transsexuality and the law today? That’s just one of many questions that need to be asked.
*Contrada is research director at massresistance.org, where a complete report on Kagan is available.