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On Our Radar – Carl Sciortino – The Supreme Court’s Rainbow Connection

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:08 AM October 6, 2013
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A Massachusetts law written by a gay state legislator will come under the scrutiny of the Supreme Court this term. Today Rep. Carl Sciortino and his “selective exclusion” law, are On Our Radar.

Discrimination

Justice Kennedy Denies An Emergency Petition To Halt The Resumption Of Same-Sex Marriages In California

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:04 PM June 30, 2013
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Justice Kennedy has denied an emergency petition brought by Alliance Defending Freedom, seeking to halt the resumption of same-sex marriages in California.

Asides

The New Yorker Magazine’s Must-See Cover Celebrates The SCOTUS Marriage Decisions

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:22 AM June 29, 2013
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Not to be missed! The New Yorker Magazine makes a visual comment on the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decisions with Bert and Ernie, happy at last.

Analysis

Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue….

by Guest Author ● 1:24 PM June 27, 2013
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Seth Marnin is the Assistant Legal Director at the Anti-Defamation League who articulates the whip saw like politics present in America today

News

The Supreme Court Has Spoken, What Now?

by Guest Author ● 9:28 AM June 27, 2013
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GetEqual Florida’s Jarrod Scarbrough reflects on the historic Supreme Court decisions yesterday, and takes a look at the challenges ahead for full LGBT equality.

Marriage

Same-Sex Marriage Legal Across All 50 States By 2018, Vow LGBT Groups

by David Badash ● 8:33 AM June 27, 2013
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LGBT organizations are promising to make same-sex marriage legal in all states by 2018. “Within five years, we will bring marriage equality to all 50 states,” vowed HRC president Chad Griffin

News

Two Moms Remind Us, Though DOMA Is Dead, We Have Not Yet Finished Our Fight For Equality

by Guest Author ● 7:46 PM June 26, 2013
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Jayne and April DeBoer-Rowse, who are suing the State of Michigan to both adopt their three children, send congratulations to everyone whose marriage is now recognized by the federal government, but want to remind everyone we still have a ways to go until all families have equal rights.

DOMA

New York Civil Liberties Union On Edie Windsor’s Victory — And Ours

by Guest Author ● 6:44 PM June 26, 2013
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Guest author Mariko Hirose explains the importance of the Windsor Supreme Curt ruling. Hirose is a staff attorney at the New York Civil Liberties Union

Marriage

A One-Two Punch To The Nation’s Most Prominent Antigay Laws

by Guest Author ● 6:08 PM June 26, 2013
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The Supreme Court’s decisions in Windsor and Perry – the first major gay rights rulings in a decade – are a one-two punch to the nation’s most prominent antigay laws, explains Columbia Law professor Suzanne Goldberg.

DOMA

Nan Hunter: DOMA Bites The Dust

by Guest Author ● 5:35 PM June 26, 2013
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In a decision by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court ruled this morning 5 to 4 that the federal government must honor the validity of same-sex marriages recognized under state law. Guest author and Georgetown University law professor Nan Hunter explains.

News

First Thoughts from a North Carolina Couple on a Big Day at the Supreme Court

by Guest Author ● 5:19 PM June 26, 2013
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“We will win full marriage equality. We are convinced of that.” Entrepreneurs and LGBT Activists Bob Page and his partner Dale Frederiksen offer their thoughts on this historic day.

News

The Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions Explained

by Guest Author ● 4:19 PM June 26, 2013
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Professor Jillian Weiss explains today’s Supreme Court decisions on United States v. Windsor and Hollingworth v. Perry

Marriage

Chief Justice John Roberts’ Lesbian Cousin, Jean Podrasky, Is Now Planning Her Wedding

by Guest Author ● 2:56 PM June 26, 2013
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Long-time LGBT activist and cousin of Chief Justice John Roberts was in the Supreme Court during Prop 8 and DOMA oral arguments. Today, she’s planning her wedding.

DOMA

As NOM Would No Doubt (Distastefully) Phrase It, Today They Are ‘Crying Like Little Girls’

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:34 PM June 26, 2013
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It’s a glorious day! Equality in America took a giant leap forward, and The National Organization for Marriage, (NOM) is sniveling. After all this time bearing the brunt of their slings and arrows, is it so very wrong to take some small (or large) enjoyment in their discomfiture?