The executive board voted Monday to end the blanket ban on gay people serving as Scout leaders. Individually chartered troops, however, can decide to keep the ban.
The vote would be in November 2015.
In a filing on Thursday, Cosby’s attorney Patrick J. O’Connor said that Andrea Constand has violated their confidentiality agreement.
Among the tens of thousands of Clinton administration documents made public for the first time this spring were LITERALLY BOXES of letters sent to the four-legged inhabitants of the White House in the ’90s. Here are some of the best.
“Being beyond marriage frees up resources,” Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin tells BuzzFeed News in a wide-ranging interview.
“[A]llegations of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation necessarily state a claim of discrimination on the basis of sex” barred by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled in a groundbreaking decision this week.
David Zink, a Missouri man convicted of raping 19-year-old Amanda Morton, tying her to a tree and then killing her, was executed by lethal injection Tuesday despite the last ditch efforts of his attorneys.
The move would allow individually chartered troops to make their own decisions about leadership standards. A final vote is set for July 27.
“The Defense Department’s current regulations regarding transgender service members are outdated and are causing uncertainty that distracts commanders from our core missions,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in announcing the six-month review.
“The most troubling prospect of same sex marriage is the adoption by same sex partners of a young child of the same sex,” Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jefferson Hughes writes.
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In each state, there has been some pushback against this past week’s Supreme Court ruling upholding same-sex couples’ marriage rights. [Update: The trial court in the Mississippi challenge already Wednesday night ordered the state to stop enforcing the ban, a move previously taken in Texas and taken Thursday in Louisiana.]
In a filing Tuesday, the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office asks a federal appeals court to allow its lawyers to stop representing Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant. [Update: The 5th Circuit granted the request on Wednesday, and Bryant’s lawyer later acknowledged that the Supreme Court’s ruling means that Mississippi’s ban is no longer valid.]
Some probate judges in Alabama had started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the wake of this past week’s U.S. Supreme Court marriage equality ruling. [Update: Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore backtracked later Monday, and U.S. District Court Judge Callie Granade weighed in Wednesday to assert that the federal court injunction is in place.]
The 5–4 decision means several abortion clinics will remain open while the high court considers whether to hear the case.
The case out of Arizona addresses whether states’ voters can give redistricting power to an independent commission — and away from the legislature.
Death-row inmates challenged Oklahoma’s use of the drug midazolam — at issue in several botched executions in 2014.
A case from 2013 will return to the high court this fall.
Current religious liberty protections could provide protections for local officials whose religious beliefs dictate opposition to the right of same-sex couples to marry, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says.