Posts tagged "scotus"

Girl On Girl: When Gay Marriage Becomes Marriage

When huge things happen in our world, we always remember where we were when we heard the news. “Where were you when gay marriage was legalized?” will quickly become the new “Where were you when the Beyonce album dropped?” As for me, I had just gotten off of the subway and was at a crosswalk…

By: Morgan Cohn / July 1, 2015

Texas Can’t Get Rid Of All The Abortion Clinics Just Yet, Rules SCOTUS

Hopefully this will eventually be permanent.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 29, 2015

Do Something New: Walk In The Pride Parade

Spectating Chicago’s Pride Parade is, from my perspective, objectively awful. I do it every year despite the fact that last year it was 95 degrees out and someone who lived above Bobtail Ice Cream at Wellington and Barry, where I was spectating, accidentally dropped a bottle of vodka from a third-floor window and it landed…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 29, 2015

Today’s Lady News: Marriage Equality Edition

Join us as we party through same-sex marriage news!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 26, 2015

Scott Walker Still Pretty Sure He Can Defeat Gay Marriage If He Really Tries

If I were a Republican person running for president, I would be incredibly relieved after today’s Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage across the land. Why? Because it would give me an out in terms of having to condemn it while campaigning in order to appease my base, while simultaneously repulsing the vast majority…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Rules That Gay Marriage Must Be Recognized Nationwide

It happened! It finally happened. …

By: Megan Reynolds / June 26, 2015

Huckabee, Santorum, Duggars and More Vow To Ignore SCOTUS If Marriage Equality Is Passed

The Supreme Court is gearing up to rule on the issue of same-sex marriage by the end this month, and it seems like everyone has their fingers crossed one way or another. I am hoping it will put an end to this nonsense, because it’s certainly getting to be a bit embarrassing what with Ireland–one of…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 15, 2015

Glenn Beck: If SCOTUS Legalizes Gay Marriage, People Will Stop Going To Church

Welp! Here we are! One more insane thing to add to the list of completely absurd fears of what will happen if gay marriage is legal throughout the nation, as is pretty likely to happen in the very near future.

Steaming pile of rat puke and purveyor of designer denim Glenn Beck is pretty…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 1, 2015

Supreme Court To Hear Four Gay Marriage Cases, May End Up Making It A Constitutional Right

Today, the Supreme Court announced it would consider four new gay marriage cases and decide whether individual states have the right to ban gay marriage. Given that they refused to hear seven appeals from states where gay marriage bans had been invalidated back in October, experts expect that the Court will rule in favor…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2015

Scenes From The Supreme Courts Ruling On The Defense Of Marriage Act & Prop 8

On Wednesday morning the Supreme Court ruled to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s anti-gay marriage Prop 8. After months of waiting for a decision, gay marriage supporters can breathe a sigh of relief.

Photos from around the Supreme Court and in San Francisco’s City Hall capture the ebullient mood…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Rules Defense Of Marriage Act & Prop 8 Are Unconstitutional

In a huge victory for gay marriage supporters, the Supreme Court ruled 5-to-4 on Wednesday that the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 are both unconstitutional.
According to the SCOTUS blog the judges ruled in the following fashion:

Roberts dissents. Scalia dissents. DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 26, 2013

The Long Road To Marriage Equality in America & What This Week’s Rulings May Mean

After three months of deliberation, the Supreme Court of the United States is due to give rulings on the cases of Windsor v. United States and Hollingsworth v. Perry this Thursday June 27. These two cases mean very different things for the fate of same-sex marriage in America.

Windsor v. United States i…

By: Mary Odell / June 25, 2013

When Fox News And CNN Got The SCOTUS Health Care Ruling Wrong

Remember this morning, when the Supreme Court upheld Obama’s health care law? That was awesome. But in the moments after the ruling came down, there was mass confusion about what it all meant. After all, Supreme Court rulings aren’t just like, YAY or NAY. They’re hundreds of complexly worded legal documents. So because both CNN…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 28, 2012

Is It Possible To “Judge Like A Woman”?

Just how much does gender influence the way a judge makes decisions?

The New York Times tried to tackle this behemoth question—as it pertains to Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court—in one tight little article this weekend. And while we hate to nitpick, the title alone kinda pissed us off:…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2009