Obergefell

Since around age sixteen, I have had friends and adults in my life who have said to me more than once,  ‘no, no, I don’t do politics.’ Well, to those who angrily rebuffed me—I say—you may not do politics, but politics is doing you. From local legislatures and school boards...

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  • June 27, 2022

Five years ago (was it only five years ago?) the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Obergefell v Hodges that same-sex couples were entitled to the same marriage rights as opposite-sex couples. Jim Obergefell was the named plaintiff, and Richard Hodges the defendant in his capacity as director of the Ohio...

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  • Avatar of dankoh
  • October 31, 2020

Title VII protections now includes LGBTQ in a single watershed decision. Happy Pride month. x .@business: The ruling came in one of two LGBT workplace-bias cases the court has been considering. The justices could rule momentarily in the second case, which concerns discrimination against transgender workers. https://t.co/9xv8jXJF2N— Andrew Peng (@TheAPJournalist) June...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • June 15, 2020

With U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) giving a speech wholeheartedly supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, it is expected that Kavanaugh will become an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, handing President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a fifth fascist vote on our...

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  • Avatar of DownstateDemocrat
  • October 5, 2018

I do not like using the word “unqualified” to describe an appointee to a U.S. Supreme Court seat or other federal judgeship, in large part due to the fact that I am not an attorney, and I don’t feel that the word “unqualified” would correctly describe Brett Kavanaugh, who is...

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  • Avatar of DownstateDemocrat
  • September 7, 2018

On Dec. 12, Alabamans will go to the polls in a special election to determine the replacement for Sen. Jeff Sessions, who is now Donald Trump’s hatchet man at the Justice Department. Despite Republican control of every statewide office, there is a remote chance the “Heart of Dixie” may send a Democrat...

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  • Avatar of Jon Perr
  • October 29, 2017

Campaign Action While most eyes this week were on the carnage in Las Vegas, the catastrophe in Puerto Rico, or the dangerous provocations towards Pyongyang and Tehran, the Trump administration was hard at work deconstructing the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. While that bulwark of American civil rights promises...

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  • Avatar of Jon Perr
  • October 15, 2017

Originally posted at Eclectablog.com. There is a great deal of speculation on how the Supreme Court will decide the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that will likely decide once and for all whether or not same-sex marriage bans at the state level are constitutional or not. Yesterday, they...

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  • April 29, 2015