‘It says we’re welcome, we’re going to make life better’ CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade Courtesy of National Gay Media Association PHILADELPHIA — Democrats ratified a party platform late Monday, July 25, that is being called the most LGBT-inclusive in history and a unifying document after a bitter primary. As convention chair Rep. […]
Milo Yiannopoulos appears at event after being banned from Twitter CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade Courtesy of National Gay Media Association CLEVELAND — Rallying attendees before posters of scantily clad young men in “Make America Great Again” hats, speakers at a “Gays for Trump” party on Tuesday night, July 19, urged LGBT people to […]
Lisa Keen | Contributing Writer Keen News Service If Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has any weakness in the eyes of the conservative Republican Party base, it’s that he’s too soft on LGBT people. That seemed to be the general assessment of various commentators this week as they first imagined and then learned through a Twitter […]
House GOP votes down bill with pro-LGBT amendment Lisa Keen | Keen News Service email@example.com While the nation’s attention is riveted to the increasingly bizarre presidential campaign or eagerly counts down the days to when the livin’ is easy, Congress has returned to a business-as-usual battle over LGBT issues brought up inside funding measures. […]
On the GOP side, Cruz claims victory in Wisconsin but Trump still has more delegates Lisa Keen | Keen News Service firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday’s hotly-contested Wisconsin primary produced some unusual political background noise for both Democrats and Republicans. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders was compared to a Wisconsin statewide candidate who has said the feminist […]
Black Lives Matter advocates have come under fire for targeting Democrats. But aren’t they getting results? As a gay man in his 40s, I have a long history with direct action protests for LGBT rights. I’ve earned my right to critique and criticize groups like GetEqual when I think their protests are misguided or unproductive. […]
A sweeping federal nondiscrimination bill protecting LGBT people was introduced in Congress today, earning praise from some of the nation’s leading LGBT advocacy organizations and allies. The Equality Act, sponsored by out Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., would amend federal laws to include protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity […]
The opinion seems to go out of its way not to state a standard of scrutiny.
From the majority opinion, addressing the role of history in the constitutional analysis:
Photos taken this morning outside the U.S. Supreme Court by University of North Texas’ Assistant Dean Dreanna Belden.