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Hollingsworth v Perry

Two Days In March (Part 3)

James Stack | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Stack

My 61st birthday was on the Sunday before the two days of oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in the Prop 8 and DOMA cases, which will determine whether or not my life as an American citizen qualifies for equal rights under the law.

A Gay Old, and New, Time at the Supreme Court

Alex Glashausser | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alex Glashausser

It is not the Constitution that changes. It is we, the people. When applying an old principle to a modern situation, we need not be hostages of history.

Howard Fineman

Supreme Court Must Decide Its Own Role In The Revolution | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- We are watching a social revolution hit the Supreme Court. The only question is whether the justices slow it down a bit or accelerate it...

Plaintiffs, Attorneys Address Media After Supreme Court Hearing

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

After the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, concluded Tuesday, plaintiffs and attorneys in the case addre...

Scalia Makes Awkward Reference

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia made an awkward reference to former Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) during the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California'...

Ryan J. Reilly

Lawyer Defending Prop 8 Made Fateful Admission | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lawyer representing supporters of California's ban on same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court essentially conceded Tuesday that g...

Rick Perry Weighs In On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) weighed in on the issue of same-sex marriage Tuesday, saying "it is fairly clear about where this state stands on that issue...

Hollingsworth v. Perry Gets Moment In High Court

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the case over Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. Both supporters and opponents...

Court Grounds Packed On First Day Of Gay Marriage Case

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By JESSICA GRESKO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — They mostly kept their distance, these supporters and opponents of gay marriage, as they mas...

Supreme Court Weighs Prop 8

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is suggesting it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on s...

Prop 8 Protesters Rally At Supreme Court Today

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Supporters and opponents of marriage equality gathered on Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court, for the first day of hearings on Proposition 8, Calif...

Mike Sacks

'8' Expectations: Arguments Cast Doubt On Gay Marriage Ban | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Anthony Kennedy on Tuesday called the prospect of same-sex marriage “uncharted waters” during oral arguments before the U.S....

Ryan J. Reilly

Reiner At Supreme Court For Gay Marriage Arguments | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Director Rob Reiner was the first person in the public line for the Supreme Court's oral arguments over California's Proposition 8 on Tu...

Supreme Court Takes On Prop 8

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is wading into the fight over same-sex marriage at a time when public opinio...

The Journal Led Astray by Same-Sex Marriage

Roger Pilon | Posted 05.25.2013 | Media
Roger Pilon

In recognizing rights, the Court is not "creating" them. It's simply acknowledging that they were always there, even if we haven't always lived up to our principles and recognized them, as clearly we have not.

Standing For Marriage Equality: Holy Work In Holy Week

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

The work for equality is holy work. It is work deeply rooted in the ancient call of the prophets to do justice and in the example of Jesus to stand with and advocate for those on the margins: to make manifest the power of God's inclusive love.

Solicitor General Granted Time to Argue Against Prop 8 at Supreme Court

Scottie Thomaston | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scottie Thomaston

The Supreme Court has granted a request from the Solicitor General for time to argue in support of the same-sex couples who are plaintiffs in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the Prop 8 case.

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Administration To Supreme Court: Prop. 8 Is Unconstitutional | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to strike down California's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, s...

DOJ's Brief for Equality

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The new media were ablaze on the evening of February 22 after U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli filed a brief in United States v. Windsor asking the Supreme Court to overturn Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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.

Two Days In March (Part 2)

James Stack | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Stack

I want the Supreme Court to rule that Ron and I have the constitutional -- that is, fundamental -- right to marriage and to be able to enjoy the same privileges and benefits of marriage that my siblings and friends enjoy.

Liberty, Equality And The End Of Marriage Discrimination

Jacob Combs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jacob Combs

Liberty and equality are not the same, and while the Supreme Court could reach for either legal principle in a ruling declaring Prop 8 unconstitutional, the principle that it ends up choosing could matter a great deal.

Exploring The Legacies Of Roe And Lawrence

Douglas NeJaime | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Douglas NeJaime

This year marks the anniversary of two powerhouse decisions of the Supreme Court: Roe v. Wade, in which a woman's right to have an abortion was established 40 years ago, and Lawrence v. Texas, which held 10 years ago that laws prohibiting same-sex sexual conduct are unconstitutional.

President Obama Must Evolve Again On Marriage Equality

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

Obama must publicly acknowledge before the U.S. Supreme Court that the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law applies to all couples who wish to marry, regardless of the state in which they live or whether their spouse is named Michael or Michelle.

Married Twice, But Second-Class Status

Jason Howe | Posted 02.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Jason Howe

The words, "marriage" and "family" matter. It's easy to enumerate the 1,138 federal benefits we don't receive from the federal government. What's less tangible are the status and respect that marriage confers.