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  • Same-sex marriage advocates say fight isn't over

    Advocates of same-sex marriage celebrated the landmark Supreme Court ruling Friday that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry anywhere in the United States but said work remains to protect gay and lesbian Americans from discrimination....
  • 21 classic works of gay literature

    21 classic works of gay literature
    On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed, clearing the way for gay marriage nationwide. As celebrations broke out, many on social media began sharing parts of the majority opinion written by Justice...
  • What same-sex marriage backers 'lost'

    What same-sex marriage backers 'lost'
    Well this spin certainly ought to put a damper on Sunday's pride parades: "It is worth acknowledging what (proponents of same-sex marriage) have lost, and lost forever," wrote Chief Justice John Roberts in his dissent to the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling...
  • What the Supreme Court's marriage decision means for me

    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding same-sex marriage is truly transformative for people like me. If you're heterosexual, you may not realize the wide-ranging privileges you get as a matter of course from Social Security payments to military...
  • Supreme Court ruling supports push for affordable housing

    Supreme Court ruling supports push for affordable housing
    A vote by the Anne Arundel County Council in January smelled like a lawsuit waiting to happen, and if anyone was thinking of bringing one, the Supreme Court last week might have provided more grounds than already existed. By a 5-4 vote, the court...
  • Supreme Court dissenters signal historic challenge to death penalty

    Supreme Court dissenters signal historic challenge to death penalty
    The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for Oklahoma to continue using a lethal drug cocktail for executions, but, in a surprising dissent, two liberal justices opened the door to what could become a historic challenge to the death penalty itself. By a...
  • Unalienable human rights not up for popular vote

    Later this week, we will celebrate the 239th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress, wherein are contained the words, " …all men are created equal, … endowed by their Creator with certain...
  • Supreme Court blocks EPA's air pollution rules for power plants

     Supreme Court blocks EPA's air pollution rules for power plants
    The Supreme Court dealt a blow Monday to the Obama administration’s environmental plans, deciding that efforts to sharply limit hazardous power plant emissions must also consider their costs. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said the...
  • Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion law from taking effect

    Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion law from taking effect
    The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote blocked the state of Texas, at least for now, from enforcing a strict new abortion law that was likely to close most of the state’s remaining abortion clinics. The measure would require these clinics to have doctors...
  • How Justice Kennedy could have baked a better fortune cookie

    How Justice Kennedy could have baked a better fortune cookie
    Last week’s historic Supreme Court decision Obergefell vs. Hodges gave supporters of marriage equality a deserved victory, but one based on unfortunate reasoning. Yes, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy arrived at the right conclusion, but his analysis...
  • Supreme Court quashes clean air rule, says cost must be considered

    WASHINGTON A divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must take cost into account when deciding whether to regulate mercury and other toxins emitted from coal-burning power plants. In a case that pit states against...