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.
June is Pride month around the country and around the world. And since Dallas Pride is held in September, this is a good month to experience the LGBT community in other cities. Houston Pride is June 27, and you can visit DallasVoice.com for details on this and other Pride celebrations around Texas. That information was […]
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Attorneys’ arguments, justices’ questions leave people guessing; ruling not expected before June Lisa Keen | Contributing writer Keen News Service The very first question from the U.S. Supreme Court bench Tuesday morning, April 28, was about the rights of states to regulate marriage. And, though attorneys for same-sex couples tried numerous times to refocus […]
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The conclusion seems foregone, but SCOTUS’ timeline, other details remain uncertain DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer When the U.S. Supreme Court accepted petitions from plaintiffs in marriage equality cases from four states, it laid out a timeline and limited discussion to two questions. Unlike the 5th Circuit, which heard one hour of arguments on […]