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Fear of 'Bigot' Label a Cynical Dodge by Marriage Equality Opponents

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

They have expressed in supposedly sad tones that they merely believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that it is unfair that their "simple and innocent" belief would have them labeled "bigots." It's a game many of them play to distract us from a real issue.

The Supreme Court Has Just Stolen Our Golden Anniversary

James Heffernan | Posted 08.28.2013 | Comedy
James Heffernan

Now all our plans have been wrecked. How can we celebrate our Golden Anniversary when the Supreme Court of these United States has just made a grotesque mockery of marriage itself?

Analysis: Supreme Court Rules Prop 8 Proponents Lack Standing, Restores Marriage Equality to California

Jacob Combs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jacob Combs

Some have argued that the Supreme Court's decision should only affect the two couples who filed suit against Prop 8, or the two counties in which the couples reside, because the suit wasn't brought on behalf of California's same-sex couples as a class. This argument has little merit.

The Top Ten Lines from the Supreme Court's DOMA Decision

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aaron Zelinsky

Here is a list of the 10 most important lines from today's Supreme Court opinions in Windsor.

Marriage Inequality as Gender Discrimination?

William D. Blake | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William D. Blake

Buried in the oral argument transcript of the Proposition 8 case is a potential revelation of how Justice Kennedy might be thinking: Don't think of it as "gay marriage" but as "same-sex marriage." Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation isn't the problem; gender discrimination is. Wait, what?

Court: Driver Records Are Protected

AP | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says lawyers may not obtain personal information from state driver license records to recruit clients for lawsuit...

That's Not What I Meant!

Radley Balko | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

Over at the New York Times, Adam Liptak interviews the Innocence Project's Peter Neufeld, who is none too pleased at the way Supreme Court Justice Ant...

New Developments Could Shift Big Court Decision On Gay Marriage

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Three U.S. states and three countries have approved same-sex unions just in the two months since the Supreme Court heard arguments ...

Why Gay Marriage May Hinge on One Footnote

William D. Blake | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William D. Blake

To a lot of people, it may seem downright strange that a Supreme Court justice is asking how social scientists would project the impact of their potential ruling. As a social scientist myself, I find this an interesting phenomenon, of which there is quite a history.

Is the Supreme Court Going to Settle for 'States' Rights' on Same-Sex Marriage?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Should the states decide whether black Americans can marry white Americans? In 1967, the nation's highest court knocked down state anti-miscegenation laws. Now the nation -- and the Supreme Court -- confronts a very similar situation, only this time the issue is same-sex marriage.

Equal Rights For All

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Why don't we make this easy and agree that equal rights belong to all Americans, and then legislate and litigate accordingly? Fair enough?

WATCH: Colbert Talks John Roberts' Gay Cousin

Posted 03.29.2013 | Comedy

Even though the oral arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act have ended, Stephen Colbert is on pins and needles waiting for a decision. ...

Spilled Milk: 5 Ways Gay Marriage Is Wrecking America (and Causing Global Warming)

William Lucas Walker | Posted 05.28.2013 | Comedy
William Lucas Walker

The undeniable, sharp and measurable uptick in global warming has come since 2004, in the nine years since marriage between gay people became legal in Massachusetts. Katrina anyone? Sandy? Melting ice caps? Rush Limbaugh's persistent sunburn? Real-world consequences.

Prop 8 Likely to Be Repealed Narrowly; Court Hears DOMA Today

Paul Hogarth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Hogarth

It is never wise to predict U.S. Supreme Court decisions on oral arguments, or else Obamacare would have been repealed. Based on the Justices' line of questioning, however, it appears that they will overrule Proposition 8 -- but on narrow grounds that will only affect California.

Justice Kennedy: Prop 8 Hurts Children Of Same-Sex Parents

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.26.2013 | San Francisco

During Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments over the constitutionality of Proposition 8, Justice Anthony Kennedy--who is widely considered the swing vote...

They Saw the DOMA and Prop 8 Cases Coming

Ian Bassin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ian Bassin

The lesson we all can take from the vision of those who foresaw this week is that often in quests for social justice, what seems impossible at first becomes inevitable later. And it's those who are willing to bear the brunt of being told that their ideas are impossible that move us forward.

The Moment Is Now: Prop 8 Comes to the Supreme Court

Paul Hogarth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Hogarth

Despite having strong political and religious feelings about the issue, how are opponents "harmed" by same-sex couples getting married -- and having their relationship recognized by the law?

Voting Rights: Americans Died for It, the Free World Admires It, the Supreme Court Should Preserve It

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

To uphold standing for a litigant whose record is so bad that it would be swept in under any law implies that those who would uphold Alabama in this case effectively oppose all voting rights for any Americans.

The Constitutional Case for Marriage Equality

Doug Kendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Doug Kendall

For us, marriage equality cases aren't a matter of politics or ideology; they are a fight for the true meaning of one of America's most sacred constitutional rights.

Ryan J. Reilly

7 Justice Kennedy Quotes That Have Progressives Worried About The Voting Rights Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Anthony Kennedy is likely the only hope that voting rights advocates and the Obama administration have for the Supreme Court to ...

A Gay Dad's Invitation To A Supreme Court Justice: Come To Dinner With My Family

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

The future of our family rests in your hands. You have the power to make it devastatingly difficult. You can make it confusing and convoluted. Or you can do the right thing. Please, Justice Kennedy, please, please, do the right thing.

Robert Bork Leaves Legacy for Right and Left

Hans Johnson | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Hans Johnson

The death of influential former judge Robert Bork marks the conclusion of a career in conservative advocacy, on and off the bench, and the closing of an era in American politics.

Will Justice Kennedy Defend Marriage Equality and Outlaw Affirmative Action -- With One Stroke?

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

With both gay marriage and a challenge to affirmative action on its agenda, the Supreme Court will weigh in on two of the most charged issues. Progressives are full of nervous excitement about the marriage cases and just plain nervous about affirmative action.

WATCH: Could This Supreme Court Justice Become A Gay Icon?

The Huffington Post | Brooke Sopelsa and Mike Sacks | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Supreme Court is poised to take up a same-sex marriage case this term, and they have plenty to choose from, most being cases that deal with the co...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #24, Supreme Court Appointments

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Electing Romney would be devastating to the future of the Supreme Court and the country. If Romney is elected and Ginsburg retires, over the next four years a real shift in power would occur.