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A Short Note to the Supreme Court on Marriage Equality

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Frank Ligtvoet

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

A Digital Magna Carta Between Two Doors

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 04.02.2015 | DC
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Any social contract, including a digital one, should include checks and balances from society, and include some control of the reigning powers, whatever form they currently take.

Racist Police, Courts, Fraternities: Who Says We Don't Need Affirmative Action Anymore?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

If affirmative action -- or, better, equal opportunity -- is to be reinstated, we need to "build it better," as the new mantra goes. And its practitioners need to keep control of their instrument.

Texas License Plates and the Confederate Flag

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

It seems clear that Texas cannot constitutionally forbid the display of the Confederate flag on a license plate because others might find it "offensive or disagreeable." But it is not so simple. Is the government discriminating among private speakers, or is it expressing only the messages it wishes to convey?

Janson Wu Talks U.S. Supreme Court Gay Marriage Case and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 03.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse are two amazing women. They are both nurses and the mothers of four children they fostered and adopted. They are devoted to each other, to their kids and they should be able to marry.

Reflections From the Bridge: Where the Stain of Slavery and Segregation Met a Young Man's Courage and a Preacher's Dream

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices
Deborah J. Vagins

After crossing the bridge, I feel rededicated to my work to honor the courage and fulfill the dreams of those who fought and died for the rights of others. I was privileged to be in Selma for this anniversary and to march, without fear, across the bridge.

Women on the Money

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The following women are among the 15 candidates that you can vote on to be the face on the $20 bill. All 15 have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame

Arthur Delaney

So That Happened: Scott Walker's Union Bust Delivered Behind A Wall Of Gaffes

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. This week, let's talk about you. What kind of stuff do you like to read on this site, and how do we provide it when Congress takes ...

The Supreme Court and the Power of the People

Michael Li | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Michael Li

The Arizona Legislature argues this citizen legislation represents a violent break with the Framers' constitutional vision. But, in fact, it is Clement and the Arizona Legislature who offer the radical interpretation.

Protecting Health Care for All

Kamala D. Harris | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
Kamala D. Harris

Regardless of whether you are young or old, healthy or ill, insured or uninsured, every person, in every state, has a stake in King v. Burwell.

Supreme Court Case Could Unravel Parts of ACA

Alex Tolbert | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Alex Tolbert

Whatever the outcome, the King v. Burwell case has huge implications for the future of the Affordable Care Act. While the hearings start today, a decision won't likely be passed down until June. Here are the three possible outcomes of this case.

Supreme Court Hands Victory To Cuban Cigar Company

Reuters | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to a state-owned Cuban cigar company on Mond...

Christians: You Have 5 Months

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

I call on all Christians to lay down your scriptures, dogmas, doctrines and interpretations long enough to learn how to love your neighbor as your self.

What the Supreme Court Can Learn From Ted Cruz

Scott Titshaw | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Scott Titshaw

Sen. Cruz's "State Marriage Defense Act" is unlikely to become law anytime soon. Yet it is a good example of the kind of chaotic reaction the U.S. Supreme Court eventually could unleash if it upheld anti-gay state marriage laws in the case it will hear later this term. Justice Kennedy and Chief Justice Roberts, are you listening?

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

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.11.2015 | 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.

Using Race (Again) in the Struggle for Political Mastery

Michael Curtis | Posted 04.05.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Curtis

If they are to be true to the better angels of our nature, courts need to strike down racial quotas when the obvious and intended effect of them to disrupt multiracial political coalitions.

Should Black Athletes Attend the University of Michigan?

Chad Williams | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices
Chad Williams

In my estimation, it is appropriate, if not essential, that black athletes pass over the University of Michigan and take their talents to institutions that are committed to the worthy ideals of accountability and racial diversity and value black students as more than muscle and sinew.

While Waiting for a Leader Like Dr. King, I'm Learning to Use My Own Voice

Del Ray Zimmerman | Posted 03.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Del Ray Zimmerman

On behalf of lgbt youth and adults who feel they have no voice at all, I'm willing to keep stammering and crawling... until I fully find my own voice and learn how to fly.

The Supreme Court's New Gay Marriage Case Tests MLK's Dream of True Equality

Lisa Bloom | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Lisa Bloom

How fitting that just before Martin Luther King Jr. weekend our Supreme Court justices agreed to decide whether our constitution requires all 50 states to recognize same-sex marriages. As Dr. King said the night before he died, "All we say to America is be true to what you said on paper." Equal means equal.

Restoring Faith In U.S. Democracy

Ben Cohen  | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Over 140 organizations and millions of activists have banded together to counteract the Supreme Court's nefarious slash-and-burn of campaign finance restrictions, implemented to safeguard our democratic process from becoming a plutocracy where the wealthy few call all the shots.

Williams-Yulee Is Not About Free Speech, It's About Judicial Integrity

Yael Bromberg | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Yael Bromberg

The Supreme Court is hearing a case tomorrow that threatens to further politicize the bench at a time of skyrocketing spending in judicial races.

The End Game for Marriage Equality Is Here

James D. Esseks | Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices
James D. Esseks

With today's SCOTUS announcement we are entering what we hope will be the last phase of a journey toward greater dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people that started decades ago and has accelerated at a truly astounding rate over the last year and a half. A win before the high court would be a watershed moment for the LGBT-rights movement.

Deportation for Possessing a Sock: Supreme Court Case Reflects How the War on Drugs Fuels the War on Immigrants

Alisa Wellek | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Alisa Wellek

The Supreme Court yesterday heard a case that reflects the tragic absurdity of both the War on Drugs and the mass deportation machine that relies on it.

Scott Walker Exposes the Fiction Behind King v. Burwell

Doug Kendall | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Despite all the rhetoric against Obamacare, conservative governors and state officials aren't exactly lining up to join the latest Supreme Court challenge designed to gut the Affordable Care Act. To see why, just listen to Walker, whose comments in 2013 controvert the central claim in King.

To Be a Fly on the Wall

Stuart Gaffney | Posted 03.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Stuart Gaffney

On January 9, the United States Supreme Court will discuss whether to review of one or more of the five marriage equality cases now before it. We, like millions of other LGBT Americans, will have to wait for the Court's public announcement, which could come later in January.