The top judge in Alabama has announced an order to the state’s probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This comes after the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages across the nation last year. Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court issued the administrative order on Wednesday, citing […]
A 5-year-old California girl has been barred from attending her Christian elementary school all because her parents are a lesbian couple.
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If last week wasn’t big enough with historic rulings on Obamacare and same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court made two more major announcements on Monday. One is that the court has once again agreed to weigh the issue of affirmative action in higher education, saying Monday that it will consider a challenge to the University of […]
UPDATE: Friday, June 26, 12:30 PM EST: Following the Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriage in all 50 states, President Obama called the historic win a “victory for America” in an emotional address to the nation. “Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal,” Obama said. “The project […]
The future of President Barack Obama‘s landmark health care law and same-sex marriage hang in abeyance as the Supreme Court’s term draws rapidly to a close this month, according to USA Today. In rulings scheduled to be released by the end of the month, the Supreme Court could overturn the centerpiece of the Affordable Care […]
For nearly six years, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been President Barack Obama’s legal pugilist, relentlessly fighting against racial inequality, defending the Voting Rights Act, and challenging discriminatory state immigration laws. And yet during a recent farewell ceremony, it was Holder who thanked America for allowing him to serve in the position. “I am grateful […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court’s order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states. Without comment, the justices brought to an end delays […]
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