Posts tagged "supreme court"

SCOTUS Probably Blackmailed By Secret Gay Lovers, Says Crackpot Preacher

Preacher James David Manning explains his theory on how marriage equality got passed.

Robyn Pennacchia / July 14, 2015

Fox To Make Movie About SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Welp, the plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court case that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states just a week and a half ago (still partying about it, over here), is going to be rolling in it soon. Fox has bought the life rights of Jim Obergefell and his attorney, Al Gerhardstein, a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 8, 2015

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…

Morgan Cohn / July 1, 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…

Robyn Pennacchia / June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Rules That Gay Marriage Must Be Recognized Nationwide

It happened! It finally happened. …

Megan Reynolds / June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Removes Obstacle From NC Abortions

And, learn about the Canadian anti-feminist who’s making waves on social media.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 15, 2015

Jay Z And Beyoncé Donated Thousands To Meet Baltimore Protester Bail

The Carters stay quietly involved in the Black Lives Matter movement; Notorious RBG tips her hand about gay marriage; in-state tuition is harder to get; new tree-sex drug “flakka” isn’t all that bad — all in Today’s Lady News!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 18, 2015

Bud Light Must Have Been Drunk When They Came Up With Their New Tagline

Bud Light has some super cool new taglines, and by super cool I mean wildly ill-advised and rapey!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2015

Women In Washington, D.C. Can Now Be Fired For Using Birth Control

A House committee voted to overturn a new Washington D.C. law that would have banned employment discrimination based on reproductive health decisions like using IVF, having an abortion, or even using birth control.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 23, 2015

Gay Men Married To Women: The Latest Allies In The Fight Against Marriage Equality

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments at the end of this month regarding whether individual states’ gay-marriage bans violate the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection for all citizens under the law, proponents against marriage equality have found a surprising new ally: gay men who are married to women.
As Slate reported, an amicus brief was submitted…

Beejoli Shah / April 13, 2015

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Pregnant Women In UPS Case

Peggy Young wins in court, Rebecca Martinson’s “cunt punt” email inspires performance art and Gloria Steinem gives Black women their due, in Today’s Lady News…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 25, 2015

The University Of Oregon Is Using A Rape Victim’s Counseling Notes For Their Investigation

The University of Oregon is claiming that they can access a rape victim’s counseling records from the help she sought on-campus after her assault as part of their investigation — and technically, they’re right.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 4, 2015

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Gay Marriage Is Inevitable

Ruth Bader Ginsburg told Bloomberg that gay marriage is inevitable. (RawStory)
And speak of the devil, check out this woman’s awesome Ruth Bader Ginsburg tattoo. (CNN)
A high school teacher talks about how to effectively teach dead white male authors to students who are tired of studying dead white male authors. (The Atlantic)
#TurnUp4TransPeople…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 12, 2015

The NFL’s Anti-Domestic Violence Partner Is A Sham Organization

The NFL’s anti-domestic violence campaign partner, No More, is a sham — surprise, surprise. [Deadspin]
Black girls are six times as likely to be suspended as White girls in New York schools. [The Daily Beast]
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speaking at Georgetown University, said that if she could undo one Supreme Court decisio…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 5, 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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2015

2014 Was The Year Of Outrage

Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate]
Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates haven’t increased (they have). [Daily Dot]
An Uber driver has been accused of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 18, 2014

A Supreme Court Case Could Protect Pregnant Workers

The Supreme Court is going to hear a case that could result in greater job protections for pregnant women who need leave but don’t have maternity benefits. [NY Times]
The Chicago City Council has voted to raise the minimum wage in the city to $13 an hour by 2018. [Salon]
Fast Company…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

Notorious RBG Talks T-Shirts With Her Face On Them & The Opera About Her

Our beloved Notorious RBG (also known to most of society as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg), stopped by the 92nd Y in New York last weekend to chat with former President of the Supreme Court of Israel Dorit Beinisch and NPR’s Nina Totenberg. She shared that she owns several Notorious RBG t-shirts and that she’s very much…

Claire Hannum / October 24, 2014

Boo-Yah: The Supreme Court Turns Down Five State Appeals Seeking To Ban Gay Marriage

Seemingly out of nowhere, a important victory for marriage equality arrived today as the Supreme Court rejected bids from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin to ban gay marriage, refusing to address cases in which their federal appeals courts decided that the Constitution affords same-sex couples the same marriage rights as straight couples. Basically, those…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 6, 2014

Supreme Court To Rule On Online Threats

It’s three months away, but it’s groundbreaking and past due: This December, the Supreme Court will rule on whether online threats are protected by the First Amendment based on whether they qualify as a threat by the intent of the person making it, or by the way a “reasonable person” would interpret the threat.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 18, 2014
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