Federal judge dismisses challenge to North Carolina law allowing gay marriage discrimination
Three couples attempted to challenge a law allowing magistrates to refuse to marry gay couples, but were struck down.
The Mormon ‘Sister Wives’ family begs the Supreme Court to legalize polygamy
Kody Brown is legally only married to one of his four “wives,” but says he’s “spiritually” married to the other three.
Congress passes the Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act to preserve rape kits in federal cases
Every now and then, Congress actually does something useful.
LiLo’s Grand Theft Auto lawsuit thrown out because it was dumb
The court ruled that the character’s likeness to Lohan falls under the safe umbrella of fiction or satire.
California Legislators Reform Sexual Assault Sentencing Law Just Before Brock Turner Gets Out Of Jail
If signed, it will close a current loophole in the system that allows people convicted of penetrating an unconscious person to get by with only probation. …
Marijuana Will Remain Illegal Under Federal Law, The DEA Announces
This means states with legalized marijuana use for medical or recreational purposes will still be going against federal law.
Colorado’s Vague Sexual Assault Sentencing Laws Led To A College Rapist Avoiding Jail
The 22-year-old former University of Colorado student pretended to be helping a drunk woman get home safely from a party in 2014 when he raped her.
Belize’s Supreme Court Struck Down The Country’s Anti-Gay Law From Colonial Days
LGBTQ rights group Unibam, which first challenged the ancient law, made the initial announcement on Twitter, writing, “We won on all counts. Speechless. Omg. Speechless.”
It’s Officially Unacceptable To Call Women “Honey” Or “Darling” In The Courtroom
No one should be called “honey” by anyone other than a great aunt or grandma.
Feminist Legal Scholar Susan Estrich Is On Roger Ailes’ Defense Team
Known for writing about women’s struggles reporting sexual harassment and the risk of being raped by an acquaintance, it’s baffling why Estrich is now defending a man accused of decades…
Courts Uphold Restrictive Voting Rights Laws In Two States That Could Impact The Presidential Election
Like well-known voter ID laws, the measures upheld in the Midwest will keep mostly poor minorities form voting, but they receive much less attention. …
What The Supreme Court Decision On Affirmative Action Really Means
While opponents of such policies consider it reverse racism (which, let’s be real, doesn’t exist), the Court declared that the college’s admission process complied with previous rulings. …