The once insane idea of a red state like Texas turning blue doesn't seem so crazy. And if something like that happened, you could kiss the Republican Party as we know it goodbye.
In striking the formula basis for preclearance under Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and amendments, the Supreme Court put the rock in the hand of Goliath.
The upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the first hosted by the New York Mets since 1964, reminding me that following the All-Star br...
The Republican Party's efforts to repress minority voting through voter ID laws, redistricting, changing polling places and hours etc., indicate that "current conditions" are as miserable as ever
Supreme Court justices are appointed for life in order to ensure their independence from politics. But when it comes to the core political strategy of the Republican Party, the five Republican appointees are, in effect, an extension of the GOP.
Immigration is very complicated, so I contacted Bryan K. Randolph, an attorney practicing in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., area who is preparing to face an influx of cases of binational same-sex couples seeking recognition of their relationships for the purpose of immigration.
Anyone who says, "Now, I'm not a racist, but... " is a ginormous racist-y racist and is about to say something horrendously racist. Another thing: accidental racist, you say? I call bulls***.
Our country isn't perfect because we aren't -- but it has the opportunity to get better, as we let the Constitution shape us and take us in new directions.
Amid all the anger and shouting, let's take a closer look at the background and context of this case and the statute at its heart.
As we bask in these historic decisions, it's worth acknowledging some of the unsung patriots who carried the torch for the freedom to marry. No list is exhaustive, but each of these great Americans helped pave the way for marriage equality to become law.
The question facing the United Methodist Church as it wrestles with its stance on GLBT issues is not to discard a reliance on scripture, but to recognize that scripture can only take us so far.
With the flurry of recent decisions on gay marriage and voting rights, the U.S. Supreme Court has delighted many, infuriated others, and confused most...
Absent gross mischief to hold down or dilute minority voting, key southern states are on track to shift from red to purple, (Texas, Georgia) and from purple to blue (Florida, North Carolina, Virginia). Other states that used to be reliably Republican such as Colorado are becoming more heavily Democratic thanks both to shifting demographics and changing views on social issues. So we have quite simply a race between demographic and ideological change and flat-out voter suppression. In the 1960s, thanks to the civil rights movement, the liberal wing of a still moderate Republican Party, and Lyndon Johnson's legendary arm-twisting, the great civil rights acts of 1964, 1965 and 1968 passed Congress with a lot of Republican support. It was the Democrats who were split between northern progressives and diehard segregationist Dixiecrats. Today, however, the obstructionists and vote suppressors are all Republicans. Ultimately, this will not be lost on a changing electorate. The forces of anti-democracy have won this round, but if the progressive movement gets itself organized, this victory for Republicans will be Pyrrhic.
Antonin Scalia, conservative Supreme Court justice and vehement opponent of gay rights, recently stumbled into what many are categorizing as an "awkward situation" when he found himself -- unknowingly, according to him -- in the middle of Chicago's Pride Parade.
"What a Week" -- Major Supreme Court Rulings, Senate Passes Immigration Reform, Obama and Family in Africa. Supreme Rulings The Voting Rights Act (f...
We made this video because we believe that the real victory in DOMA and Prop 8 being struck down is the victory of thousands of LGBTQ people and our allies who have changed the culture of this country, not just its policies and laws.