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Gay Man's Removal From Jury May Result In Landmark Decision

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

A legal battle between two rival pharmaceutical companies may consequentially resolve another, bigger debate: whether gays and lesbians may be exclude...

LGBT Legal Progress: 1988 - 2038

Dana Beyer | Posted 10.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Much of the progress towards freedom and equality occurs in legislatures and courts, making a legal education a necessity. This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 25th anniversary conference of Lavender Law in San Francisco.

What 'Equality' Really Means After Windsor

Sarah R. Boonin | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah R. Boonin

In some ways Windsor simply reversed the problem, trading in skim milk for half and half. No longer are state-sanctioned same-sex marriages invalid under federal law. Now, federally sanctioned same-sex marriages are invalid under some state laws!

Scalia Fails To Grasp True Democracy

Salon | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

Recent events in Washington invite us to think about the meaning of democracy. On June 19, dignitaries gathered in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center to ...

Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling Already Reaching Other Cases

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court struck down part of an anti-gay marriage law, Justice Anthony Kennedy took pains in his majority opinion to...

We Should Not Be Satisfied Until Full Marriage Equality is Realized

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Caroline Fredrickson

If the high court takes the narrow route - dismissing Prop 8 on standing grounds and striking DOMA only on federalism grounds - it will mean that many lesbians and gay men will continue to be treated differently and unequally by too many states.

The Journal Led Astray by Same-Sex Marriage

Roger Pilon | Posted 05.25.2013 | Media
Roger Pilon

In recognizing rights, the Court is not "creating" them. It's simply acknowledging that they were always there, even if we haven't always lived up to our principles and recognized them, as clearly we have not.

Paul Blumenthal

DOMA Supreme Court Brief Argues Law Restricts Free Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six former Federal Election Commission (FEC) commissioners filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court on Friday in the cha...

Two Days In March (Part 2)

James Stack | Posted 03.31.2013 | Gay Voices
James Stack

I want the Supreme Court to rule that Ron and I have the constitutional -- that is, fundamental -- right to marriage and to be able to enjoy the same privileges and benefits of marriage that my siblings and friends enjoy.