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How Will Republicans React To Gay Marriage Decision?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on a marriage equality case tomorrow. At this point, it almost seems anticlimactic. Either the Supre...

Faith Rituals and SCOTUS

Sharon Groves | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion
Sharon Groves

This past month I have found myself tumbling head first into the elaborate matrix known as "the liturgical committee" set up to plan a multi faith service in Washington, D.C., on the eve of the Supreme Court oral arguments on the freedom to marry.

Supreme Court Debates Prison Guards' Use Of Excessive Force

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a growing national debate over police use of force, the Supreme Court struggled Monday with a related question of claims of e...

Is Equal Marriage Really So Difficult to Decide?

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
David M. Abromowitz

There is a girl in our daughter's class who shares her first name. The two children have been fast friends since kindergarten. They've had sleepovers, played dress-up with each other's costumes, ran through the sprinkler and managed lemonade stands on hot days.

Elise Foley

GOP Rep. Has An Idea For How To Stop The Supreme Court From Affirming Marriage Equality | Elise Foley | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next week for and against bans on same-sex marriage, and many are hopeful that it will ...

Supreme Court Curbs Police Drug-Sniffing Dogs In Routine Traffic Stops

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday placed a new limit on when police can use drug-s...

A Short Note to the Supreme Court on Marriage Equality

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Frank Ligtvoet

I don't smile any more, however, since my piece is now used in US Courts.

More Good News When It Comes To Americans' Feelings About Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices

A new poll reveals that public support for same-sex marriage is rising in all 50 states -- including the ones that still haven't legalized the instit...

A Look At SCOTUS Judge Who'll Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases And His Closeted Gay Mentor

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the S...

A Word to Justice Kennedy: In Obamacare Lawsuit, "Congress Can Fix It" Can Cut Either Way

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The "Congress-can-fix-it" argument is not dispositive one way or the other. If the justices want to overturn the IRS' interpretation, there is no greater weight to the "Congress-can-fix-it" argument for that proposition than for the Court to uphold the IRS interpretation .

U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Review North Carolina Voting Law

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the legality of new Republican-...

McConnell, Cruz Join Republicans In Urging SCOTUS To Reject Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz are among 57 Republicans in Congress who are calli...

Millions Could Lose Coverage in Latest Challenge to Affordable Care Act

Bob Semro | Posted 04.02.2015 | Denver
Bob Semro

The latest challenge, King v. Burwell, does not raise important constitutional issues -- the ACA was already ruled constitutional. However, the potential impact could do real damage. Millions of Americans could lose insurance coverage

Protesters Charged After Disrupting Supreme Court Hearing

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) - Protesters disrupted U.S. Supreme Court proceedings for the third time in just over a year on We...

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

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 | 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. | 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 | 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."