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Ghosts in the Courtroom

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The Mattachine brief, and the archival rescue that went into it, is in partial payment of an historic debt. But victory in the marriage cases will not complete that debt.

Supreme Court Decision Underscores Need for Mass. Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

MotherWoman | Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents
MotherWoman

The United States Supreme Court today issued a decision that bolsters the case for the passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) in Massachusetts. The legislation is sponsored by Hadley-based MotherWoman and supported by a coalition of advocacy organizations across the state.

Amanda Terkel

This Gay Rights Group Wants The Supreme Court To Shut It Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If everything goes as he hopes, Evan Wolfson will soon be out of a job. Wolfson, 58, is widely considered a key architect of the mar...

Audacious Goals and Incremental Victories

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

As an American and as an Episcopalian, I was raised to pledge to and pray for two audacious goals: "liberty and justice for all" and "thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven," respectively. Yesterday's historic step by the Presbyterian Church USA brought us a little closer to both.

Jonathan Cohn

Here's What Scalia Said About Obamacare Last Week. It's Not What He Said 3 Years Ago.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

It's going to be at least a few weeks, and probably a few months, before we know what the Supreme Court is going to do with Obamacare. But Wednesday's...

This Is What a (Marriage Equality) Movement Looks Like

Janson Wu | Posted 03.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Janson Wu

The marriage equality movement has given us the tools to tackle these new challenges. We have built shared values of love, respect and family that we can now use to fuel society's greater understanding of all LGBTQ individuals, in all aspects of our lives.

Friday Talking Points -- Obamacare Fails to Kill Jobs, Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is this week's Most Impressive Democrat of the Week award-winner, for doing a much better job arguing the case for President Obama's interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court than he did the last time around.

Amber Ferguson

Policlips Now: Ben Carson, Bibi's Speech And An Email Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

In this week's edition of "Policlips Now," we're highlighting the best political clips you may have missed while you were busy at work or stuck at hom...

Don't Overlook Chief Justice Roberts When It Comes To Obamacare

The Washington Post | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

Three years ago, a gruff-sounding Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. asked a question during the marathon hearings on the constitutionality of the Affo...

Supreme Court Will Hear Gay Marriage Cases In April

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it will hear oral arguments on April 28 on whether states can ban gay marriage...

Kill the Bastard: The Money Backing the Obamacare Supreme Court Case

Washington Spectator | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Washington Spectator

The challenge to the Affordable Care Act heard before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 4 is supported and bankrolled by a right-wing think tank most widely known for its campaign against environmental regulation, or "eco-socialism."

SCOTUS vs. The ACA

Washington Spectator | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Washington Spectator

The ACA creates insurance-market exchanges through which anyone can purchase private health-insurance policies. In an attempt to subvert the law, most states governed by Republicans refused to establish exchanges.

Boehner Makes Republicans 'Tools and Dupes' of Netanyahu's Election Campaign

David Miles | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
David Miles

Netanyahu's speech may be evidence of hubris run amok on his part, but it is also a vivid illustration of the pervasive and destructive rise of partisanship in American politics over the last few decades.

Obamacare on the Docket Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress have been saying for five years now that their top priority is to "repeal and replace" Obamacare. The problem, however, is that they are now scrambling to come up with something (anything!) that would help convince John Roberts to vote against the ACA.

Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of Roper v. Simmons: One Small Step for Christopher Simmons, One Giant Step for Juvenile Justice Reform

Marsha Levick | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Marsha Levick

With this simple declaration ten years ago, the United States Supreme Court ended a centuries-old practice that left youth eligible for execution for murders they committed when they were under the age of eighteen.

Nick Wing

This Supreme Court Decision Could Encourage One Of The Worst Forms Of Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices

Certain discriminatory housing policies disadvantage minorities more than whites. How will the Supreme Court handle this reality?

'Modern Brides and Modern Grooms': How Same-Sex Marriage Has Opened Doors for All of Us

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Weddings
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Couples of all stripes now choose to be married, with eyes wide open, rather than sleep-walking through the steps dictated by tradition.

Meet Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, Who Isn't About to Give Up His Antigay Crusade

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Some Alabama probate judges, at least for the time being, are defying the United States Supreme Court today, refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples while other judges throughout the state are granting those licenses.

GOP Presses State Bills Limiting Gay Rights Before Supreme Court Ruling

AP | RAY HENRY and KATHLEEN FOODY | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect...

Supreme Court To Take Up Use Of Lethal Injection

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review Oklahoma's method of execution by lethal injection, ...

Obama Says He Hopes SCOTUS Will Rule In Favor Of Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he hoped the Supreme Court would issue a ruling that would prevent state...

Barack Obama: 'The Citizens United Decision Was Wrong'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued a strong statement Wednesday in opposition to the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizen's United decision, a ruling he believes "...

States Fear The Supreme Court Will Eliminate This Key Anti-Discrimination Tool

Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Fired Whistleblower

AP | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a former air marshal who was fired after leaking plans to the media about security cutbacks...

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Debit Card 'Swipe Fees' Rules

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics

(Adds Durbin's statement, paragraph 13) By Lawrence Hurley and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. ...