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Marriage

Breaking: Supreme Court Tells NOM, No, We Will Not Stop Oregon Same-Sex Marriage For You

by David Badash ● 4:49 PM June 4, 2014
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The U.S. Supreme Court has just issued a one-sentence denial of the anti-gay group’s request to stay a federal judge’s ruling that found Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

News

In Historic Move, Governor Appoints Lesbian Judge To Puerto Rico Supreme Court

by David Badash ● 1:17 PM June 4, 2014
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Governor Alejandro García Padilla has just appointed Maite Oronoz Rodríguez to the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.

Marriage

Breaking: Supreme Court Wades In To Oregon Marriage Ruling

by David Badash ● 8:06 PM May 28, 2014
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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has stepped in to the Oregon same-sex marriage case at NOM’s request. Will the Court halt marriages?

Marriage

Anti-Gay Marriage Group Asks Supreme Court To Stop Oregon Same-Sex Marriages

by David Badash ● 8:20 AM May 28, 2014
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More than a week after a federal judge ruled Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, the nation’s top anti-gay marriage group formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene by halting same-sex marriages in that state.

Civil Rights

Breaking: Arkansas Supreme Court Halts Same-Sex Marriages — For Months

by David Badash ● 5:48 PM May 16, 2014
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With a one-sentence statement and giving absolutely no reason or explanation, the Arkansas Supreme Court has haled the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. That ruling will likely last for months as the Court takes the summer off.

Civil Rights

Arkansas Legislature Sends Strong Message To Supreme Court: Don’t Ban Marriage

by David Badash ● 12:19 PM May 16, 2014
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In what was designed to be a strong message sent to the Arkansas state Supreme Court insisting it reinstate and permanently keep the unconstitutional state ban on same-sex marriage, the Arkansas legislature inadvertently has sent just the opposite message: let same-sex couples marry.

Civil Rights

Report Proves Scalia Most Likely To Side With Conservative Speakers In Free Speech Cases

by David Badash ● 2:16 PM May 6, 2014
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In yet another example of how the Supreme Court has become rigged to favor conservatives, a new study proves that all conservative justices on the nation’s highest court side with fellow conservatives in free speech cases at least three time more than with liberal speakers.

News

Fox News Compares Atheists To Hitler’s Germany (Video)

by David Badash ● 9:28 AM May 6, 2014
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Todd Starnes appeared on “Hannity” last night, and compared atheists who are trying to maintain a wall of separation between church and state, with Hitler’s Nazi Germany and Mussolini’s Italy.

Marriage

Wisconsin Same-Sex Couple Files Lawsuit In Supreme Court For Right To Marry

by David Badash ● 2:29 PM April 16, 2014
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Katherine Halopka-Ivery and Linda Halopka-Ivery, a Wisconsin same-sex couple, have just filed a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court asking for the right to marry.

News

Watch: Jon Stewart Explains The Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case

by David Badash ● 10:11 AM March 27, 2014
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Jon Stewart takes a sarcastic, mocking look at this week’s historic Supreme Court case that will decide the future of Obamacare.

Analysis

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens Calls For Six New Constitutional Amendments

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:15 PM March 6, 2014
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End gerrymandering, restrict gun ownership, and impose campaign finance laws. Retired Justice John Paul Stevens thinks America desperately needs six new constitutional amendments.

Marriage

Utah Same-Sex Couples In Fight To Keep Marriage Legal, File Supreme Court Brief

by David Badash ● 12:53 PM January 3, 2014
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Same-sex couples have met a deadline imposed by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in a case brought by the state of Utah which is trying to ban more marriages. Read what they had to say.

Celebrities

On Our Radar – An Overdue Thank You To Pamela Karlan

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:44 AM December 29, 2013
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A genuine hero of the fight for marriage equality is leaving to champion voter rights. Let’s take a moment to say thank you and wish her well. Today, Pamela Karlan is On Our Radar.

Discrimination

Utah To Ask Justice Sotomayor For Emergency Stay

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:14 AM December 27, 2013
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Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes will ask Justice Sotomayor to stay same-sex marriages in the state until the full court can consider the case.