This month presents an opportune moment to reflect upon what guidance Dr. King's poignant words can offer our society in addressing what some have called "the new civil rights movement": the same-sex marriage movement.
The public duty rule might be viewed as a specific variation of "sovereign immunity" that precludes many suits against the government by private citizens. In any event, the public duty doctrine prevents private lawsuits.
Get ready: we're about to see major marriage news in at least two states. Rhode Island and Delaware are rocking towards legislative votes, and that means we could see access to marriage dramatically expand just in time for summer.
While there's no argument that progress is being made, many argue that the parameters around LGBT discrimination, particularly gender identity, are still unclear.
One way you can try to save at the pharmacy is choosing a generic version of the drug, instead of the brand-name medication. But some consumers may not have that option, especially when it comes to higher-priced prescriptions.
To a lot of people, it may seem downright strange that a Supreme Court justice is asking how social scientists would project the impact of their potential ruling. As a social scientist myself, I find this an interesting phenomenon, of which there is quite a history.
Even with marriage-equality argument at the Supreme Court all done, there's still lots to get excited about: chiefly, the slow, steady stream of politicians coming out to support the freedom to marry.
For many years the Washington Post was a reliably progressive paper responsive to its reader's interests. However the Post today is no longer that paper.
Should the states decide whether black Americans can marry white Americans? In 1967, the nation's highest court knocked down state anti-miscegenation laws. Now the nation -- and the Supreme Court -- confronts a very similar situation, only this time the issue is same-sex marriage.
It is our duty to future generations of LGBTQ people to not rest on our laurels of steadily advancing poll numbers, legislative and court gains, but to press our advantage now for the greatest possible gains.
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
The day after the U.S. Supreme Court heard two days of historic arguments over marriage equality, I talked with Lee Swislow, Executive Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), which coordinated the amicus briefs and the party briefs in United States v. Windsor.
A celebration of the love of two people should always be permitted and will always be desired. No one is suggesting the suppression of that aspect of marriage. But legal recognition by the state should be exclusively under a different set of "Plus One" laws.
I've been attending gay pride parades and AIDS walks since I was 4 years old. I'm amazed and moved and joyful that what once felt like my personal soap box is now everybody's soap box, but there's a little bitter part of me that CANNOT BELIEVE gay rights is even still an issue.
Life is increasingly busy. People are spending more time working, traveling and trying to make ends meet in a rough economy. What better timing for policymakers to make seemingly innocuous changes to something as important as voting rights and slip them past a preoccupied electorate?
No one can deny the power of this statement, and I couldn't agree with it more. My equality is tied to the equality of others. That's why I'm in this fight, and I'm inspired by the millions of Americans, gay, straight, white, black, and Latino, who are with me on this.