Mary Bonauto and other lawyers at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders are now helping to represent the Utah couples fighting the state’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages.
Absent further action, same-sex couples will be able to marry in Virginia starting next week.
Updated: Michael Worthington was executed early Wednesday after U.S. Supreme Court denied his stay requests. Gov. Jay Nixon refused to grant clemency.
Did he really just call five supreme court justices “slut shaming geezers”? Yes, yes he did.
“There is a silver lining here.”
Could a quick fix, at least as to the contraception mandate, be coming?
When life hands you haters, make haterade.
Supreme Court hands down a mixed decision in a long-awaited ruling on presidential power.
“Our answer to the question of what police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple — get a warrant,” the chief justice says.
“A stay is urgently needed,” opponents of same-sex couples’ marriage rights argue to Justice Anthony Kennedy.
The case now goes back to a federal appeals court.
A long-awaited decision comes down in a 5-4 split along ideological grounds.
How the U.S. Supreme Court rules in the Hobby Lobby religious freedom case will likely impact the next stage of the debate over state-level religious protection laws like the one recently vetoed in Arizona.
The Hobby Lobby case has raised all sorts of explosive claims. What questions are the justices actually considering? Here’s what you need to know.
Appeals court decision on “heightened scrutiny” for sexual orientation claims stands, LGBT rights group says. A decision about jury selection could prove to be the key to coming legal fights.
A presumed member of advocacy group 99rise filmed a protester disturbing a hearing with a hidden camera as he declared “money is not speech.”
Legal advocacy groups and big-name lawyers all want to be the ones who bring their case to the Supreme Court in order to argue for nationwide marriage equality.
The widow who successfully took her case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act to the Supreme Court last year met with President Obama in the Oval Office this week. Later that night, she attended the White House’s state dinner for French President Francois Hollande.
The past two months have seen nonstop legal movement across the country toward marriage equality. What is happening, why, and when is it going to be resolved?
A long-awaited order from the court for several groups seeking to stop the provision from going into effect.
Evan Wolfson talks with BuzzFeed about “setting the stage for a successful return to the Supreme Court.” He and his group, Freedom to Marry, are focused on making sure the justices and other decision-makers across the country know the debate is over.
“I have accepted th[e] position so that I can fulfill what I have come to see as a religious and family duty: defending the constitutionality of traditional marriage in the state where my church is headquartered and where most of my family resides,” Gene Schaerr wrote.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor is considering a group of nuns’ request to keep a provision of Obamacare from going into effect. The provision would require them to sign a form in order to be exempted from the contraception mandate.
From nine to 18 states with marriage equality — with a Supreme Court win that changed the federal government’s treatment of those marriages in June — 2013 was a year of dramatic wins that began the march to the end of the marriage equality project.
“A fundamental purpose of marriage … is to situate heterosexual passion,” Monte Stewart wrote in 2008. Ten days after a federal judge struck down Utah’s ban on marriage of same-sex couples, an outside lawyer is reportedly helping the state to stop same-sex couples from marrying.
A federal judge ruled on Monday the NSA’s bulk data collection was likely unconstitutional. Sen. Dianne Feinstein supports the programs and says the Supreme Court needs to weigh in once and for all.
The justices will hear arguments in the new year in two cases challenging whether religious freedoms extend to corporations or corporate owners.
“It was everything you’d expect it to be: elegant, charming, very moving,” one of the newlyweds, Jeff Trammell, tells BuzzFeed. Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, he says, is “a remarkable individual.”
U.S. Supreme Court justices asked the Oklahoma high court to interpret the scope of the state’s law banning the use of abortion-inducing drugs. Their answer, that the law “effectively bans all medication abortions,” means a Supreme Court challenge on the ban could now proceed.
“My goodness, I thought … we’ve held that the 14th Amendment ￼protects all races,” Justice Antonin Scalia said, as the justices consider whether a Michigan ban on affirmative action is constitutional. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg focused on the 14th Amendment’s aim at protecting against “political powerlessness,” but the final say is likely in Justice Anthony Kennedy’s hands.