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.
On Sunday, Dec. 15, people from 18 cities across India, U.S., U.K. and Australia will collectively protest against a law criminalizing homosexuality in India.
The justices will hear arguments in the new year in two cases challenging whether religious freedoms extend to corporations or corporate owners.
Critics say the state’s abortion law provisions led to the closing of one-third of clinics.
The advocacy group says one-third of Texas’ abortion providers have stopped offering the procedure after an appeals court ruled in favor of the state on Thursday.
“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.
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.
She will be the first Supreme Court member to conduct a same-sex wedding ceremony.
On Wednesday, Edie Windsor’s lawsuit led the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the federal ban on recognizing same-sex couples’ marriages in the Defense of Marriage Act. This weekend was the celebration, as Edie’s biggest fans — her fellow New Yorkers — honored her as the NYC Pride parade’s grand marshal.
Ain’t no party like a wedding party.
Thanks to the Supreme Court, DOMA’s dead, but the Voting Rights Act has been gutted. I wish I could celebrate in full.
It’s been kind of a historic day. This is what that looked like.
A lot can happen in 17 years.
“The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts.”
The stars took to Twitter to applaud landmark victories for gay rights.
The provision of the historic civil rights law struck down Tuesday has been used to keep voting changes considered to have discriminatory effect from happening.
Plagued by dysfunction, Republicans and Democrats alike admit little will be done to fix the landmark civil rights law.
Chief Justice John Roberts throws the task of modernizing the law to Congress.
Can we just get on with this already?
Companies were patenting certain gene mutations. They lost in the Supreme Court Thursday. Here’s everything you need to know.
“As the highest court in the land deliberates your case … you, our beloved graduate, are a moving testament to the power and tenacity of this nation’s evolving search for justice and equality,” New York University President John Sexton said at the school’s commencement Wednesday. Windsor received the school’s presidential medal.