Marriage equality for same-sex couples ultimately will lead to ending all prohibitions of “polygamous and incestuous marriages,” 80 of 104 state lawmakers tell the Supreme Court.
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.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has said he is “firmly convinced” that Virginia’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages is unconstitutional. Nonetheless, he told the Supreme Court this week that “the controversial question” about the constitutionality of such bans “remains fraught with uncertainty.”
Using the legal precedent set by the Hobby Lobby case, the Satanic Temple claimed a religious exemption to “informed consent” abortion laws.
The Supreme Court Justice isn’t able to attend, but still responded to the invitation. What a lady.
The state is fighting to put an order that Utah recognize those marriages on hold during legal proceedings.
UPDATED: Stay of execution of John Middleton ended at 6 p.m. CT Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court later denied Middleton’s four requests to stay his execution.
In honor of Evan Rachel (“What is it like having a penis?”) Wood and Caitlin (#FreetheNipple) Stasey, let’s raise a glass to those who give zero fucks. This post is NSFW because of boobs, by the way.
“There is a silver lining here.”
When life hands you haters, make haterade.
Therapists who engage in the discredited practice appealed a lower court ruling upholding the state law to the Supreme Court, saying it infringes on their right to free speech. The U.S. Supreme Court denied the request on Monday without comment.
In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates some employers’ religious freedom.
The year since the Supreme Court’s decisions in the cases challenging part of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 has been a whirlwind.
Justices unanimously ruled a Massachusetts law banning protests 35 feet from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment.
Supreme Court hands down a mixed decision in a long-awaited ruling on presidential power.
The 6-3 decision said the startup service has to pay broadcasters when it takes their programs and streams them to paid subscribers. Broadcasters painted the ruling as a win for consumers. But that claim is dubious.
“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.
The new documentary tells the story of the lawsuit against California’s Proposition 8 by highlighting the two couples at the center of the case. A strong look at a key moment in the marriage equality movement.
The Supreme Court ruled that Aereo violates the copyrights of broadcasters by streaming local TV signals over the internet via remote antennas. The ruling effectively puts Aereo out of business, as executives have said repeatedly the company has no plan B.
We won’t judge you, but they will!
Denying “innocent children” access to a public education, the court explained, “imposes a lifetime hardship on a discrete class of children not accountable for their disabling status.”
Only 36% of Americans believe the justices usually decide cases based only on the law, according to a new poll being released Wednesday.
Lawyers argue at the Supreme Court over whether the Constitution protects arrested people from having their cell phones searched without a warrant.
The American Foundation for Equal Rights paid the lawyers who successfully ended California’s Proposition 8 about $6.4 million for their work. “When you look at the way it played out, I just don’t personally believe there’s any question whatsoever that it was a very smart use of funds,” AFER’s head says — but not everyone agrees.
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.
A presumed member of advocacy group 99rise filmed a protester disturbing a hearing with a hidden camera as he declared “money is not speech.”
“They stopped near a gate in the wall, locked my hands to its iron bars and tried to sodomize me.”
“I am a proud gay man and I have the right to live and love the person of my choice.”
Although the Utah governor and attorney general attempted to clarify the situation for the couples on Wednesday, the questions — and, likely, lawsuits — are just beginning.
Sotomayor temporarily halted the contraceptive requirement in the Affordable Care Act just hours before the provision of the law was set to take effect.