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SCOTUS Optimism

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For political wonks, June is not the month to celebrate grads, dads, and brides, but instead the biggest SCOTUS month of the year. This year, the biggest two (or the two with the biggest political overtones, at any rate) will likely be held back until the very end of the month.

Republicans Begin Evolving on Gay Marriage

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It'll likely be years before we see Republicans (at least on the national stage) boldly taking pro-marriage-equality stands, and it'll likely take at least one more groundbreaking Supreme Court decision before the issue loses all of its political weight in the party. But glimmers of such a future can at least now be seen, which wasn't true even as recently as a year ago.

Both Liberals and Conservatives Are Wrong on Marriage

Noah Baron | Posted 03.02.2014 | College
Noah Baron

As the debate over marriage equality continues, two significant questions have consistently reared their heads: First, is marriage?; and second, who should regulate it?

WATCH: The Testimony That Should Have Stopped DOMA Before It Started

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

Almost 17 years after its passage, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week on whether the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional. Whi...

Let the Next Generation Marry for Love

Cathy Kidman | Posted 02.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Cathy Kidman

Everyone should have the right to stand in front of friends and family to make a lifetime commitment to a partner. Everyone should have the right to be a family, and to be able to protect that family.

Gay Marriage Back On Trial

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court panel forced a Justice Department lawyer into an awkward position Thursday, making him explain the government...

Republican State Lawmakers Introduce Anti-Gay Marriage Resolution

Posted 07.25.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy the Windy City Times: A group of Illinois lawmakers has introduced a resolution aimed at re-affirming the state's ban...

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional Again

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

The Defense of Marriage Act suffered another defeat in federal court Wednesday when a New York district judge ruled the statute unconstitutional. T...

Looks Like Leno, Letterman Are Setting Tone at HHS, Justice Department

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Freedom for religion means that government cannot interfere with the internal governance of religious institutions.

Jaweed Kaleem

Catholic Bishops Change Rules On Sexual Abuse, But Victims Say It's Not Enough | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion

After a scathing grand jury report in March that three-dozen Philadelphia priests were kept in ministry despite "credible" sexual abuse allegations an...

Amanda Terkel

Did John Boehner Break The Law? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives has signed a contract to pay a law firm up to $500,000 (and possibly more) to defend the Defense of Marriag...

Lucia Graves

Democrats Push Legislation To Secure Immigration Rights For Same Sex Couples | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats on Thursday re-introduced the Uniting American Families Act, legislation that would grant same-sex couples the same resi...

Newt Gingrich Discusses Potential Obama Impeachment

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Friday that President Obama had overstepped his constitutional authority with his recent decision to or...

Sam Stein

House Dems To Push Legislative End To DOMA | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In light of the Obama administration's decision to drop its legal support for the Defense of Marriage Act on the grounds that the presid...

White House: Obama Still 'Grappling' With Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama is "grappling" with his personal views on gay marriage even as he's ordered the Justice...

Obama: DOMA Is Unconstitutional, DOJ Should Stop Defending It

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a major policy reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law bann...

Barney Frank: Obama Made "Big Mistake" On Defense Of Marriage Act

Boston Herald | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, one of the nation's leading gay rights champions, blasted President Obama yesterday over a controversial anti-gay marriage cou...