Lawrence v. Texas

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Name: Lawrence v. Texas
First reported 5 mins ago - Updated 5 mins ago - 1 reports

Volokh Conspiracy: A liberal’s second thoughts about Hobby Lobby

In the past couple of weeks, a handful of what might be called politically liberal or progressive scholars have (sort of) defended the Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby .  See here and here .  Now my friend and colleague Brett McDonnell, a progressive ... [Published Washington Post - 5 mins ago]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Volokh Conspiracy: Should ‘I reasonably believed she (or he) wasn’t underage’ be a defense in statutory rape cases?

This is of course a perennial question, and part of the broader debate about when, if ever, strict liability in criminal cases (under which a defendant is liable without any showing of a culpable mental state) should be allowed; and it is exacerbated ... [Published Washington Post - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Politics May End at the Border, But Equality Does Not Have To: Global Corporate LGBT Inclusion

Picture it, an all-out grim legal environment for citizens who happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender: Criminalization of homosexual acts, bans on open military service recognition of married same-sex couples; no nationwide hate crimes or ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 02 2014]
Entities: LGBT, Equality, Corporate
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 2 reports

Hobby Lobby: Your Thoughts

Readers are far less sanguine about the ruling than I was . A reader writes:You should be appalled, not reassured, by the Supreme Court’s ruling on Hobby Lobby precisely because it’s such a narrow ruling. The Court has ruled that only the religious views ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

Volokh Conspiracy: Inflated claims about a deflated result in the Proposition 8 case

Here’s an excerpt from my review of the new book by Ted Olson and David Boies, in today’s New York Times :More dual memoir than history book, “Redeeming the Dream” takes us through the legal proceedings, dutifully summarizing briefs, oral arguments and ... [Published Washington Post - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

HRC Celebrates Anniversary of Lawrence v. Texas

Post submitted by Bo Suh, HRC Digital Media InternOne year ago, the United States Supreme Court issued historic rulings in  U.S. v. Windsor , striking down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, and  Hollingsworth v. Perry , returning marriage equality ... [Published Human Rights Campaign - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—June 26

1996 —By a vote of 7 to 1 (with Justice Thomas recused), the Supreme Court rules that Virginia’s maintenance of the Virginia Military Institute as an all-male institution violates the Equal Protection Clause. Justice Ginsburg’s majority opinion (for six ... [Published National Review - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

The Catholic bishops and employment non-discrimination - running scared

We have a third column from Michael Sean Winters of National Catholic Reporter about gay marriage and the USCCB stance on same-sex marriage. That was supposed to be it until the USCCB had four committee chairs release a statement about the possible Employee ... [Published Examiner.com - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

What Doesn’t Alabama Get About Sodomy Bans Being Unconstitutional?

Alabama’s Court of Criminal Appeals recently overturned the state’s unenforceable sodomy ban, but the state’s Republican attorney general wants a review of that decision because, he says, it leaves gay and straight people dangerously unprotected.The case, ... [Published Care2 - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 3 reports

Alabama Sodomy Law Struck Down – Finally

Such laws were already found unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, notes an Alabama appeals court.The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that the state’s antisodomy law is unconstitutional – 11 years after the U.S. Supreme Court made that ... [Published Advocate.com - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 14 2014 - Updated Jun 14 2014 - 1 reports

Alabama law used to prosecute gay sex struck down by appeals court, AL.com reports

The decision came as the court overruled the sexual misconduct conviction of a man in Dallas County, near Selma, Ala. The man had been charged as a result of a consensual homosexual encounter.In its decision, the appeals court cited the U.S. Supreme Court's ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Jun 14 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 13 2014 - 3 reports

Here’s a Video Mashup of Rick Perry Talking About Gays

The outgoing Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, drew a “ murmur of disbelief ” Wednesday when at an event in San Francisco he compared homosexuality to alcoholism, but those were far from his first controversial statements about gays.In fact, he has been ... [Published Time - Jun 12 2014]

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“Wheaton is mistaken—not as a matter of religious faith, in which it is undoubtedly sincere, but as a matter of law: Not every sincerely felt ` "burden’ is a `substantial’ one, and it is for courts, not litigants, to identify which are,” she wrote."
...her 35-page dissent to what she called a decision of "startling breadth," what if an employer's sincerely held religious beliefs were offended by "blood transfusions (Jehovah's Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids and pills covered with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus); and vaccinations (Christian Scientists, among others)?"
..." He goes on to say that the children have been victimized "by legislators and judges who have essentially barged into their private therapy rooms and told them that they must pursue their unwanted and dangerous same-sex sexual attractions and behavior.” Staver has made additional outlandish anti-LGBT statements, as documented by GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project (CAP)."
...In LawrenceLawrence v TexasTexas Scalia wrote, "How easy it is, indeed how inevitable, to reach the same conclusion with regard to state laws denying same-sex couples marital status." Scalia meant for his dissent to predict a parade of horribles as a caution, but he understood the internal illogic of allowing equality in some circumstances...

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Volokh Conspiracy: A liberal’s second thoughts ... [Published Washington Post - 5 mins ago]
The Legal Battle For Same-Sex Marriage Is Heade... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Jul 10 2014]
Hobby Lobby Decision Begins To Contort Under It... [Published Forbes.com - Jul 04 2014]
One of the worse Supreme Court decisions ever [Published Chicago Tribune - Jul 03 2014]
First Appeals Court Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban [Published South Florida Gay News - Jul 03 2014]
Volokh Conspiracy: Should ‘I reasonably believe... [Published Washington Post - Jul 02 2014]
Politics May End at the Border, But Equality Do... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 02 2014]
Gay marriage groups pop the question to SCOTUS [Published Politico - Jul 02 2014]
SCOTUS declines to hear case against California... [Published Glaad - Jul 01 2014]
What's Next in LGBT Law [Published Huffington Post - Jul 01 2014]
Online Extra: Political Notes: Prop 8 attorney ... [Published Bay Area Reporter - Jul 01 2014]
Hobby Lobby: Your Thoughts [Published Atlantic Monthly - Jun 30 2014]
Hobby Lobby: Your Thoughts [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jun 30 2014]
Boggs Answers More Questions for Judiciary Sena... [Published Atlanta Daily Report - Jun 30 2014]
A Big Day for Religious Liberty in Hobby Lobby ... [Published National Review - Jun 30 2014]
Volokh Conspiracy: Inflated claims about a defl... [Published Washington Post - Jun 30 2014]
Daily Agenda for Monday, June 30 [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Jun 30 2014]
It’s Time to Write LGBT History into the Textbooks [Published Time - Jun 28 2014]
It’s Time to Write LGBT History into the Textbooks [Published TIME.com - Jun 28 2014]
Lawyers Nervously Await Supreme Court Term’s Fi... [Published National Law Journal - Jun 27 2014]
How Scalia's prophecy became a moral revolution [Published CNN - Jun 27 2014]
Senator McCaskill and federal bureaucrats: Most... [Published Examiner.com - Jun 27 2014]
Daily Speed Read: News You Should Know June 26,... [Published Pride Source - Jun 27 2014]
Stonewall at 45 –– Hold to to the Spirit [Published Gay City News - Jun 27 2014]
HRC Celebrates Anniversary of Lawrence v. Texas [Published Human Rights Campaign - Jun 26 2014]
Same-Sex Marriage Poised for Supreme Court Deci... [Published The Moderate Voice - Jun 26 2014]
This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—June 26 [Published National Review - Jun 26 2014]
The Daily Agenda for Thursday, June 26 [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Jun 26 2014]
Tenth Circuit agrees Utah ban unconstitutional [Published Windy City Times - Jun 25 2014]
Kicking the Baker Out of the Kitchen [Published National Review - Jun 25 2014]
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The Legal Battle For Same-Sex Marriage Is Heade... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Jul 10 2014]
Unsurprisingly,   the State of Utah announced that it intends to appea l the recent decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court: The Utah Attorney General’s Office ...
Hobby Lobby: Your Thoughts [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jun 30 2014]
Readers are far less sanguine about the ruling than I was . A reader writes: You should be appalled, not reassured, by the Supreme Court’s ruling on Hobby Lobby precisely because it’s such a narrow ruling. The Court has ruled that only the religious ...
Daily Agenda for Monday, June 30 [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Jun 30 2014]
TODAY’S AGENDA is brought to you by: From David, August 1974, page 66.   The Royal Park Hotel is still there in New York’s Upper West Side, providing budget rooms and hostel accommodations. I can’t find any information about the club, “Bushes,” ...
It’s Time to Write LGBT History into the Textbooks [Published TIME.com - Jun 28 2014]
On the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots—an event that transformed a minuscule pre-Stonewall gay rights movement into a mass movement—LGBT history is still being left out of the public school curriculum. California is the sole exception to this ...
Same-Sex Marriage Poised for Supreme Court Deci... [Published The Moderate Voice - Jun 26 2014]
Yesterday, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of a federal district court in Utah that Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution . We hold that the Fourteenth Amendment protects the fundamental right to ...
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