Gay rights lawyers went to the Supreme Court hoping to find a majority of justices ready to support a historic ruling that would declare same-sex couples have an equal right to marry nationwide.
The scene in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday was a melange of carnival, protest, and political rally, as the justices inside heard arguments on whether there’s a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday morning in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which links together four cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in states that do not recognize the right of gay couples to marry.
The Supreme Court has struggled with the issue of gay marriage and gay rights for nearly half a century. Here are some of the key decisions.
Should the court back same-sex marriage it would cap a transformation in the rights of gays over the past dozen years, bringing weddings to the last 14 states where they are banned.
Just a week before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, Texas lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill in committee that would bar state or local funds from being used to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
A Franklin Circuit Court judge on Thursday struck down Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage, although he immediately put his decision on hold because the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on that ban in less than two weeks.
This “Commie-hating, Obama-hating, lead-spraying” gun enthusiast and stalwart Republican voter for 32 years decided he likes his Obamacare.
“Conversion therapy can be called many things — we used to call things like this ‘brainwashing’ or ‘reprogramming,'” says Obama administration official Amanda Simpson.
Many of the companies speaking out against religious freedom bills have donated cash to politicians who very publicly led the fight against LGBT rights.
This week, “conservative” nut-jobs are trying to incite a second civil war — or warn us that we’re headed for one. Are they the same thing?
Obama derides conversion therapy, the unfounded method of reconditioning gay men back to ‘traditional masculine gender roles,’ and calls for a national ban.
“The overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy, especially when it is practiced on young people, is neither medically nor ethically appropriate and can cause substantial harm.”
Religious freedom legislation is widening the rift between liberals and social conservatives. Is it possible to reach out to the other side, and move forward?
Corporations are valuable and useful vehicles for creating wealth. But they are not and never should be political and religious actors.
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“Critics of the law immediately said the changes do not go far enough in protecting against discrimination, while proponents said that Indianans’ religious liberties are still threatened.”
With the latest controversy over a “Religious Freedom” bill being proposed in Arkansas, the lead sponsor still seems to have trouble with the basic question here.