Lawrence v. Texas

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Name: Lawrence v. Texas
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Scalia Cited In Yet Another Ruling For Gay Marriage

In a ruling Wednesday declaring Florida's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle invoked Scalia's scathing dissent against a 2003 Supreme Court ruling that outlawed bans on consensual same-sex sodomy.The Reagan-appointed ... [Published Talking Points Memo - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 3 reports

Republicans Should Pray The Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/18/why-republicans-should-pray-the-supreme

One of the most widely discussed issues on the political right is the danger supposedly posed by judicial "activism," when judges are said to substitute their personal preferences for the clear intent of the law and the Constitution. The Supreme Court ... [Published Gayapolis - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Startling Reversal of Pro-Gay Trend

Progress toward full equality just hit a roadblock.Photo byAndrey Bayda/ShutterstockFor the first time since the Supreme Court overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act in June of 2013, a court has ruled that the constitution does not protect gay ... [Published Slate Magazine - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Freedom of religion includes not just the freedom to believe but the freedom to try to believe.

This is an interesting concept I noticed as I reread the Hobby Lobby case today, from Justice Kennedy's concurring opinion (boldface added):In our constitutional tradition, freedom means that all persons have the right to believe or strive to believe ... [Published Althouse - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 2 reports

Gays are 1 in 50, not 1 in 4

How foolish it is to redefine marriage, restrict freedoms of conscience, speech, and religion, and engage in a massive social experiment based on such a tiny percentage of the population. We won't be duped again.Tweet to @DrMichaelLBrownAccording to a ... [Published One News Now - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

Local Briefs • 08-01-14

Leo Party, Miss Leo benefit AINThe AIDS Interfaith Network’s 27th annual Leo Party and Miss Leo Contest will be held Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. at the Hidden Door, 5025 Bowser Ave. The theme this year is “Disco, Divas and Oldies.”The annual fundraiser benefits ... [Published Dallas Voice - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Virginia marriage banruled unconstitutional

It was clear at oral argument that two out of three of the judges on a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel would vote on opposite sides concerning the constitutionality of Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. The question was how the third judge would ... [Published Bay Area Reporter - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Abbott argues equal protection as a right to discriminate

Atty. Gen. Greg AbbottIn his brief filed Monday with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in the Texas marriage case, Attorney General Greg Abbott used the Equal Protection Clause to argue for discrimination.Earlier this year, a U.S. District court in San ... [Published Dallas Voice - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Midday open thread: Murder, chlamydia, and a responsible hiring decision

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Sincerely Screwed : Good: A California probate judge on Monday ruled that [Donald] Sterling’s estranged wife, Shelly, had authority to sell the Clippers, all but paving the way for Shelly Sterling to sell the team ... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Federal Appeals Court Trolls Scalia In Virginia Gay Marriage Case

A federal appeals court based in Virginia cited the words of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia when it struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage on Monday. In its ruling, the court embraced the language of a dissent Scalia authored ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

The Big Mo, By the Numbers

As I pointed out in today’s Daily Agenda , today marks the date in which Illinois formally rescinded its anti-Sodomy law in 1961. I included a version of the above chart in that post. But where the original chart also showed the percentage of the ... [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Jul 28 2014]
First reported May 25 2014 - Updated May 25 2014 - 2 reports

Supreme Court Quietly Revises Opinions With Little Notice To The Public

The New York Times’  Adam Liptak reports that  the Supreme Court has been quietly making revisions to opinions after publication , with little actual notation that changes have actually been made: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has been quietly ... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - May 25 2014]

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...Justice Scalia put it this way: "State laws against … same-sex marriage … are likewise sustainable only in light of Bowers ’ validation of laws based on moral choices."
...money to her half-nephew's campaign, which should make Americans half-pi$$ed," he wrote in a typical missive during the 2008 election cycle. "The migration from Barack Obama's second country to the United States during the next four years is going to look like a low-budget remake of Eddie Murphy's hit comedy 'Coming to America.'"
...The former dominates in his gay-rights opinions because "he has long had gay friends." The latter prevails when it comes to women because he "is the product of a placid middle-class existence in which most women stayed within traditional roles."
...His official bio also states that, "Dr. Gates co-authored The Gay and Lesbian Atlas and is a recognized expert on the geography and demography of the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population. ... Many national and international media outlets regularly feature his work."

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4 Most Powerful Quotes From Florida's Latest Ma... [Published Gay.com - 23 hours ago]
Jim Hagedorn's old blog, "Mr. Conservative," is... [Published Mother Jones - Aug 22 2014]
Scalia Cited In Yet Another Ruling For Gay Marr... [Published Talking Points Memo - Aug 21 2014]
Same-Sex Marriage at the Seventh Circuit: A Leg... [Published Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine - Aug 21 2014]
The Twilight of Antonin Scalia [Published Atlantic Monthly - Aug 21 2014]
Will the Sixth Circuit alter standard of review... [Published Flint-Genesee County Legal News - Aug 20 2014]
Republicans Should Pray The Supreme Court Legal... [Published Gayapolis - Aug 19 2014]
Why Republicans Should Pray The Supreme Court L... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 18 2014]
Why Republicans Should Pray The Supreme Court L... [Published Daily Caller - Aug 18 2014]
Is Tennessee's Ruling Against Gay Marriage a Se... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Aug 13 2014]
Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Startlin... [Published Slate Magazine - Aug 12 2014]
Marriage Equality Winning Streak May Have Hit a... [Published Daily Kos - Aug 10 2014]
Is the Supreme Court a better friend to gay rig... [Published The Week Magazine - Aug 08 2014]
Freedom of religion includes not just the freed... [Published Althouse - Aug 08 2014]
Gays are 1 in 50, not 1 in 4 [Published One News Now - Aug 04 2014]
Gay Ratio Is 1:50, Not 1:4 [Published Christian Post - Aug 04 2014]
The Future of Same-Sex MarriageGeoffrey R. Stone [Published Daily Beast - Aug 03 2014]
The Daily Agenda for Sunday, August 3 [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Aug 03 2014]
Local Briefs • 08-01-14 [Published Dallas Voice - Aug 02 2014]
Scott Lemieux: Murphy’s Scalia Bio a “Major Dis... [Published National Review - Jul 31 2014]
Virginia marriage banruled unconstitutional [Published Bay Area Reporter - Jul 31 2014]
Abbott argues equal protection as a right to di... [Published Dallas Voice - Jul 30 2014]
Contrasting Views of Marriage (Part 3): The Equ... [Published Christian Post - Jul 30 2014]
When Did the Arguments Against Gay Marriage Bec... [Published Slate Magazine - Jul 30 2014]
Midday open thread: Murder, chlamydia, and a re... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 29 2014]
Supreme Court justices regularly seek to change... [Published ABA Journal - Jul 29 2014]
The Big Mo, By the Numbers [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Jul 28 2014]
HUFFPOST HILL - Washington Bullets [Published Huffington Post - Jul 28 2014]
Contrasting Views of Marriage: The Benefits of ... [Published Christian Post - Jul 28 2014]
Volokh Conspiracy: Fourth Circuit strikes down ... [Published Washington Post - Jul 28 2014]
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Freedom of religion includes not just the freed... [Published Althouse - Aug 08 2014]
This is an interesting concept I noticed as I reread the Hobby Lobby case today, from Justice Kennedy's concurring opinion (boldface added):In our constitutional tradition, freedom means that all persons have the right to believe or strive to believe ...
The Daily Agenda for Sunday, August 3 [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Aug 03 2014]
TODAY’S AGENDA: Pride Celebrations This Weekend: Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Freemont, CO ; Hamburg, Germany ; Hanoi, Vietnam ; Leeds, UK ; Marietta, GA ; Vancouver, BC . Other Events This Weekend: Montana Two Spirit Gathering , Blacktail ...
Midday open thread: Murder, chlamydia, and a re... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 29 2014]
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Sincerely Screwed : Good: A California probate judge on Monday ruled that [Donald] Sterling’s estranged wife, Shelly, had authority to sell the Clippers, all but paving the way for Shelly Sterling to sell the team ...
The Big Mo, By the Numbers [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Jul 28 2014]
As I pointed out in today’s Daily Agenda , today marks the date in which Illinois formally rescinded its anti-Sodomy law in 1961. I included a version of the above chart in that post. But where the original chart also showed the percentage of the ...
Fourth Circuit Strikes Down Virginia’s Same-Sex... [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Jul 28 2014]
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s ruling which declared Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. In a 2-1 decision, Judges Henry Floyd (a George W. Bush appointee) and Roger Gregory (A Bill Clinton appointee) ...
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