No, this isn’t an SNL skit.
No, this isn’t an SNL skit.
Virginia has become a battleground for lawyers from multiple legal organizations and major law firms aiming to take a marriage equality case back to the Supreme Court.
“The issue is going back to the Supreme Court, it’s just a matter of time,” ACLU’s James Esseks says.
The legal organization is suing on its own behalf — because it is a Verizon customer.
Not attending the meeting “[k]ind of forfeits your right [to] gripe,” the Democratic Party’s communications director said. “[T]he suggestion that news organizations somehow give up their right to object by not accepting the invitation is a problem,” an ACLU lawyer responds.
The broad religious exemption to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act “gives a stamp of legitimacy to LGBT discrimination,” activists say.
“DOMA today operates not to defend marriage for straight people, but only to undermine the institution of marriage as it now exists where gay couples are allowed to marry,” lawyers for Edith Windsor argue in a filing at the Supreme Court.
Patricia Polacco’s book, In Our Mothers’ House, is back on the library bookshelves in the Davis School District in Utah. The move came after a lawsuit was filed by the ACLU.
The move comes in the government’s settling of a case brought by the ACLU.
The fate of gay and lesbian equality rests in a pair of challenges being heard by the Supreme Court in the coming months. All eyes will be on the nine justices — and history.
To defend the Defense of Marriage Act, or to leave it alone?
The American Civil Liberties Union asks the Supreme Court to review the case of a New York widow suing to receive federal recognition of her marriage to a woman. The filing could force the Obama Administration to take sides on a key legal issue in the legal challenges to DOMA.
“Your cellphone is one of the most common ways you’re going to encounter a law enforcement officer,” according to the ACLU. And it’s only getting worse.
Political spying is nearly as bad now as it was during the Cold War. The ACLU reports that Americans are harassed and under surveillance for exercising their First Amendment rights.
Pecos River Ranch is owned by actor Val Kilmer, who is in hot water after making derogatory comments regarding his neighbors in NM and offering up pieces of his sprawling Pecos River Ranch to renters and buyers.
The Constance McMillen saga continues. First, her school refused to let her bring a female date to her prom. Then they canceled prom entirely. And now it’s coming out that she may have been sent to a “fake prom” while the rest of her class partied at a secret location. The ACLU is on the case. Nice one, Itawamba County School District. (Via.) Read More ›