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Justice Scalia's Shameful Joke

There was a shocking, ugly moment during the argument of Obergefell v. Hodges, the same-sex marriage case, in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Right after Mary Bonauto, the lawyer challenging marriage bans in several states, completed her argument, a spectator rose from a back row and started …

LGBTQI

Outside the Supreme Court, ‘love conquers hate’

The biblical-marriage demonstrators were outnumbered 5-to-1 or more outside the Supreme Court Tuesday morning, but they were not lacking in vitriol or vulgarity.<p>“Homo Sex is Sin,” proclaimed a banner rising high above First Street NE. A sign showed stick figures in an anal-sex position and the …

LGBTQI

In-Depth: Key Questions and Remarks From the Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Marriage

Tuesday’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court were excellent. There were so many good points made about what marriage is and why redefining marriage …

LGBTQI

The Supreme Court must finish the job on same-sex equality

THE SUPREME Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a case widely expected to decide a great civil rights issue of this century: what the Constitution demands on same-sex marriage. The justices took an incrementalist approach the last time they considered a same-sex marriage case, ruling in favor of …

LGBTQI

Meet the county clerk who launched the same-sex marriage revolution

The US Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in a case that's expected to finally decide the issue of same-sex marriage nationwide. It's far cry from the origins of the same-sex marriage movement, which may have actually started decades ago when one low-level government worker decided to go with …

LGBTQI

The Dangers of a Constitutional 'Right to Dignity'

It may provide support for same-sex marriage, but it also empowers judges to decide whose 'dignity' they wish to prioritize.<p>If the Supreme Court strikes down same-sex marriage bans, it may well do so on the grounds that they violate the dignity of gay couples. And although proponents of marriage …

Law

When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

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