Sweeping federal nondiscrimination bill introduced in Congress

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 6:45am

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 […]

Some important text from the marriage equality ruling

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 7:15am

The opinion seems to go out of its way not to state a standard of scrutiny.

More from the marriage equality ruling

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 7:00am

From the majority opinion, addressing the role of history in the constitutional analysis:

PHOTOS: Outside the Supreme Court

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 6:45am

Photos taken this morning outside the U.S. Supreme Court by University of North Texas’ Assistant Dean Dreanna Belden.

National Pride Events • 06-05-15

Posted on 05 Jun 2015 at 7:40am

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 […]

Historic day in D.C.

Posted on 01 May 2015 at 7:15am

SCOTUS hears arguments in marriage equality cases; equality supporters hopeful but there’s no guarantees   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 […]

Arguing marriage before the Supreme Court

Posted on 28 Apr 2015 at 3:50pm

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 […]

Ready — or not — for Hillary

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 7:00am

Former first lady, secretary of state finally confirms her candidacy, but not all LGBTs are cheering   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer To Hillary Clinton’s supporters, she’s a passionate advocate well versed in domestic and international issues, who has long been a thoughtful and pragmatic ally to the LGBT community. But not everyone’s on board […]

Where do they stand?

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 at 6:45am

Legal experts chime in on how they expect the Supreme Court justices to vote on marriage equality   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer The battle for marriage equality has reached the Supreme Court. In April, the justices will hear arguments in four cases stemming from the Sixth Circuit Court appellate decision upholding bans on same […]

Marriage equality and the Supreme Court

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 7:15am

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 […]