Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked Kagan whether she would have applied the same recruitment ban as was applied to the U.S. military against the Catholic Church, if it were looking to recruit and hire lawyers on Harvard’s campus.
The Catholic Church does not allow women to become priests, Graham noted. Catholic teaching, incidentally, also says that homosexual behavior is sinful.
The exchange between Sen. Graham and Kagan occurred as follows:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R.-S.C.): “Would it [the Harvard policy] apply to the Catholic Church, if they wanted to come and recruit lawyers from the law school because they don't have women priests?”
Solicitor General Elena Kagan: “Well, the way we enforced this policy is if an employer comes, we give the employer a form, and the form basically says, 'I comply with the following policy' that says, 'I will not discriminate on the basis of.' And then it says something like race and creed and gender and sexual orientation and actually veterans’ status as well. And if the employer signs the form, the employer can get the services of the Office of Career Services. And if not, not [get them].”