If you haven't been following the story, NYU Law invited a scholar (and former legislator) from Singapore to teach human rights courses this fall. While a member of the Singapore Parliment, Li-ann Thio had opposed the decriminalization of gay sex. Her comments included "you cannot make a human wrong a human right", "diversity is not a license for perversity", and anal sex "is like shoving a straw up your nose to drink." Listen to the whole speech - she paints quite a picture. (She approvingly explains, for example, that it was "only after marriage was invented by the Jewish Torah that the genie of sexual impulses was forced into the marriage bottle." )
Once members of the NYU community learned details about this visitor, the inevitable uproar followed. The OUTLaw Board, and a gay African-American NYU IT employee, both wrote letters of concern. And Thio responded with a surprisingly shrill (and very defensive) retort. (All of this is documented in the Above the Law posts noted below.) NYU didn't back off its invitation but - perhaps inevitably - Thio has now decided not to visit after all. She shouldn't count on getting an invitation from another elite school - not when University of Chicago Professor Brian Leiter notes the "embarrassingly low intellectual level" of her parlimentary speech.
Brian Leiter had further comments here.