The 30-second ad is set to run in the days before two-and-a-half hours of arguments at the Supreme Court.
The hottest ticket in town is not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. By noon Saturday, nearly four dozen people were waiting in line outside the Supreme Court for Tuesday’s arguments over states’ same-sex marriage bans.
Judge Callie Granade denied a request from Alabama officials to dismiss a case in which advocates are seeking to take marriage equality statewide.
The Office of Personnel Management “strongly encourages,” but is not requiring, transition-related coverage to be included in insurance companies’ proposals for 2016 federal employee health plans. “It’s just straight-up discrimination,” says a leading trans advocate.
Even under Republican control, a majority of the Senate has repeatedly voted in favor of pro-LGBT measures this year. The beginning of a new normal?
“A traffic stop prolonged beyond” the time needed to deal with an alleged traffic violation is “unlawful,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg writes.
“You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots,” an Immigration and Naturalization Service official wrote in 1975. The letter behind The Washington Post’s story of Anthony Sullivan’s marriage to Richard Adams.
The head of the agency that processes licenses, however, says there will be no decision on the issue until Friday. The letter from Guam’s attorney general came days after a lawsuit was filed against the territory.
Update: After initial publication of this report, Clinton’s staff provided BuzzFeed News with a statement on the issue.
Andre Cole was executed for the 1998 murder of his ex-wife’s friend. The Supreme Court and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon refused to intervene on Tuesday.
From supporting the Defense of Marriage Act to Billie Jean King’s endorsement.
On Thursday, the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas, released thousands of documents about “gay marriage” and the Defense of Marriage Act. Here are some of the documents BuzzFeed News found.
Doug Hallward-Driemeier is one of two lawyers representing same-sex couples at the Supreme Court later this month. “I sense the hopes and aspirations of so many people that are at stake here,” he tells BuzzFeed News.
Judge Andrew Hanen denies the government’s request to put his ruling against Obama’s 2014 immigration executive actions on hold. In a second ruling, he also swipes at the Justice Department’s legal handling of the case.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission breaks new ground in its ongoing effort to include transgender people under existing legal protections. BuzzFeed News reports exclusively on this latest development.
The move sets up a potential conflict with the Boy Scouts of America’s national policy. Noted lawyer David Boies is representing Pascal Tessier — and is ready to challenge any rejection of Tessier’s hire by the national organization.
Update: Joint statement from 70 tech leaders comes in the midst of a national debate over religious liberty measures.
Mary Bonauto, longtime marriage equality advocate, will argue for marriage equality. Douglas Hallward-Driemeier will argue in support of marriage recognition claims.
The action against Southeastern Oklahoma State University is the first lawsuit claiming that anti-transgender discrimination violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from the Justice Department.
“Michigan’s definition of marriage is based, as the public institution has been for millennia, on the fact that children are born only to opposite-sex couples,” lawyers for the state tell the justices. Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee lawyers also filed briefs defending similar bans on Friday.