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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Wants Ruth Bader Ginsburg Impeached

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

Roy Moore, the chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court, said he thinks U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan should be impe...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Officiates Another Same-Sex Wedding, Gives A Special Shout-Out To The U.S. Constitution

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated a same-sex wedding over the weekend, and according to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, the ...

Messing With Texas on Marriage

Anthony C. Infanti | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Anthony C. Infanti

Anticipating the result in the same-sex marriage cases recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Texas legislature is considering a bill that would prohibit state and local officials from issuing or recognizing the marriage licenses of same-sex couples. Is this really about states' rights or is it just another instance of states' rights being used as code for a license to discriminate?

Marriage Equality, Sex Discrimination, and the Future of LGBT Rights

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Such an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts would not only strengthen the decision but put into the Supreme Court's toolbox the importance of viewing discrimination against someone on the basis of her sexual orientation as simple sex discrimination. This would help bring "heightened scrutiny" into consideration in future gay-rights cases.

Rosen: Liberals Should Worry That Supreme Court Will Protect Too Much Liberty

Evan Bernick | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Everyone who believes that Americans are entitled to the full measure of freedom that the Constitution guarantees should resist this case for reflexive judicial restraint, which is profoundly hostile to liberty.

From Baltimore To The Supreme Court, A Look At The Civil Rights Struggles Of Today

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.30.2015 | Black Voices

Within the past week, the struggle for civil rights in the United States has come to a head on two fronts -- marriage equality and racial equality in ...

Forget Reading The Tea Leaves On Marriage Equality

Anthony C. Infanti | Posted 04.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Anthony C. Infanti

Marriage has never been the ultimate goal of the LGBT movement. It has only ever been a means of achieving the movement's true end goal -- full acceptance in American society. Yet, it sometimes seems as if marriage has become the movement's end rather than just another step toward a larger goal.

Jesse Rifkin

For Or Against Marriage Equality, Here's What Brought People To The Supreme Court | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of people came to the Supreme Court Tuesday as the nine justices heard arguments in the case widely expected to determine wheth...

Amanda Terkel

Battle For Marriage Equality Unfolds Outside The Supreme Court | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality in June, many advocates believe it will be in large part because the court of p...

Elise Foley

Mark Takano, Openly Gay Congressman, Feels 'Sorry' For Opponents Of Same-Sex Marriage | Elise Foley | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday was California Democratic Rep. Mark Takano's first time watching oral arguments at the Supreme Court. He said he wanted to b...

Dear Gay Community, Your Kids Are Just Fine

Ella Robinson | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Ella Robinson

Heterosexual marriages do not automatically lead to happy households and well-balanced children. Parents are parents -- and all can make bad decisions, learn as they go, or not be perfect. It doesn't matter if they are gay, straight, single or otherwise. But to deny protections to parents already raising children isn't right, and the only purpose it serves is to hurt those children.

Lila Shapiro

From 'Cradle To Grave,' Marriage Equality Is About Way More Than Just Marriage | Lila Shapiro | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

In 2013, Kelly Noe and her wife, Kelly McCracken, were expecting a baby when they joined the lawsuits against Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage. David...

Historic Same-Sex Marriage Case Finally Reaches Supreme Court

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday ...

Amanda Terkel

Marriage Equality Supporters Camp Out At Supreme Court Days Before Oral Arguments | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When waiting for marriage equality, make sure you bring binder clips. On Sunday afternoon -- still two days away from the Supreme Co...

Stage Set For Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Gay Marriage Arguments

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Const...

Supreme Court Seems To Be On The Verge Of Ruling In Favor Of Marriage Equality

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's arguments on Tuesday over same-sex marriage will cap more t...

Me and My Two Dads

Tevin Johnson-Campion | Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Tevin Johnson-Campion

My two dads taught me everything I know about love and family. And now we're ready to show the rest of America what it means, because many people don't realize that marriage bans affect kids and families, not just same-sex couples.

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 ...

Amanda Terkel

'They're Just Good People. And That's Kind Of What It's All About, Isn't It?' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- On this March afternoon, the smell of fried food hits you as soon as you open the doors of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Catholic parish i...

Amanda Terkel

'Just As Boring And Crazy And Loud As Any Other Family' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Shannon Duncan has worked at Big O Tires for 17 years. Over time, he's become friendly with Randy Johnson, a customer who's always ...

Amanda Terkel

Meet The Couples Fighting To Make Marriage Equality The Law Of The Land | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

If the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage this year, it will be largely because of a group of gay Americans who were courageous enough to subje...

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...

Beyond Marriage Equality: The Next Fight For LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.14.2015 | Gay Voices

As the fight for marriage equality continues with the Supreme Court expected to finally decide whether the Constitution's equal protection clause gran...

Ryan J. Reilly

Gay Marriage Bans Are Unconstitutional, DOJ Tells Supreme Court | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration thinks the Supreme Court should rule that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, according to a ...

Will Justice Roberts Join the Marriage-Equality Majority for All the Wrong Reasons?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I offer a potential outcome on marriage equality when the Supreme Court takes it up this spring: Chief Justice John Roberts joins the majority and writes the decision himself.