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Marriage Inequality as Gender Discrimination?

William D. Blake | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay 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?

Supreme Court Justices' Wealth Explored

Center for Public Integrity | Reity O’Brien and Chris Young | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

At least five and perhaps as many as eight of the nine members of the U.S. Supreme Court are millionaires according to recently released financial dis...

Justice Ginsburg, Roe v. Wade and Same-Sex Marriage

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

I am a great admirer of Justice Ginsburg. But in her criticisms of Roe v. Wade, I must dissent. Roe transformed the lives of tens of millions of women in this nation. It was the right decision... and its time had come.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Expresses Doubts On Roe v. Wade

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO — One of the most liberal members of the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could be expected to give a rousing defense of ...

Supreme Court Hearings Show Power of Women's Leadership

Donna P. Hall | Posted 06.05.2013 | Women
Donna P. Hall

From Fox to CNN to NPR to "The Colbert Report," media coverage of the hearings highlighted the incisive questioning of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan

'Ginsburg Must Go'

Salon | JONATHAN BERNSTEIN | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

It’s time for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to step down....

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.

LISTEN: Justice Ginsberg Lightens Mood With 'Skim Milk' Marriage Joke (AUDIO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

During Wednesday's oral arguments in United States v. Windsor case at the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg received laughs for interpreting ...

Prop 8 Likely to Be Repealed Narrowly; Court Hears DOMA Today

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay 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.

Ryan Grim

Obama Administration Argument In Marriage Equality Case Confuses Justices | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, which made its own argument before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, offered a line of reasoning that was just...

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

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay 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?

Karl Rove's Latest Love | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Conservatives may have fallen out of love with Chief Justice John Roberts, but they’ve also found an unlikely new hero: the Supreme Court’s most l...

Obama's Judicial Disaster

The New Yorker | Jeffrey Toobin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

On the same day as Rand Paul’s celebrated filibuster against drone strikes last week, the Senate engaged in a less noticed but more typical form of ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Talks Retirement

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

The thought of retirement is on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's mind, she told The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin in an interview for an upco...

WATCH: The Incredible Story Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Marriage

Posted 02.26.2013 | Weddings

"I came to appreciate that Marty was really interested in what I thought."

What's Your Favorite Thing About Being A Woman?

Brittany Binowski | Posted 11.19.2012 | Women

This week we asked a variety of women from Lena Dunham and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to our community on Facebook and Twitter, "What's your favorite thing a...

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

'What I Love About Being A Woman': Backstage At The Glamour Women Of The Year Awards | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Women

You have to believe not only in yourself, you have to believe that the world is actually worth your sacrifices.

Ask Candidates How They Will Vote on Equal Pay Bills -- Tribute to Lilly Ledbetter: Crusader for Women's Equal Pay

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Why isn't every candidate -- from presidential, to congressional, state and local officials -- asked how they will vote on equal pay legislation for women? Equal pay for women is a family and community economic stimulus factor, not just a women's issue.

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.

Ginsburg Issues Prediction On Gay Marriage

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

BOULDER, Colo. -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Wednesday that she believes the Defense of Marriage Act will likely go to the U.S. Supreme Court wi...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Appoints Record Number Of Women Judges To Federal Bench | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the confirmation of Stephanie Rose as a U.S. district court judge on Monday, President Barack Obama has put 72 women on the federal...

Will Acceptance By The Supreme Court Influence Gay Rights Rulings?

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

* Two major gay-rights disputes are coming before court * Gay clerks and employees now open about orientation * Still, n...

Ginsburg Sheds Light On Health Care Decision

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

* Jurist, 79, has survived two bouts with cancer * Voices optimism for liberal wing in new court term By Joan Biskupic ...

Ginsburg Weighs Opera Lessons

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — It turns out lawyers and opera singers have more in common than booming voices and a love of melodrama. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ba...