Tag Archives: SCOTUS

The Advocate Names SCOTUS Its “People Of The Year”

The Advocate today named the justices of the Supreme Court their “People Of The Year” for 2015. The tagline on the cover notes, “Yes, the whole Supreme Court. Including Scalia.”  Mark Joseph Stern writes in the cover story’s opening: At 10:02 a.m. Eastern on June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court changed America forever. In handing down its decision in …

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SCOTUS Rejects Appeal By Anti-Gay Nutjob Andrew Shirvell, $3.5 Million Judgment Will Stand

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a former lawyer for the state of Michigan who lost a defamation lawsuit filed by a gay student at the University of Michigan. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that upheld a $3.5 million jury award to Chris Armstrong, a former student government president. …

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Becomes Third SCOTUS Member To Officiate Gay Wedding

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: U.S. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor officiated on Saturday the wedding of a lesbian couple with a history of LGBT advocacy, the Washington Blade has learned. Sotomayor performed the wedding of Ingrid Duran and Catherine Pino, who are founders of D&P Creative Strategies. The organization seeks to increase the role of corporate, legislative and …

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Right Wing Think Tank Calls For All “State And Federal Officeholders” To Defy SCOTUS On Obergefell

The American Principles Project, a right wing think tank co-founded by former NOM chairman Robert George, has issued a call for “all federal and state officeholders in the United States” to defy the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling. They write: If Obergefell is accepted as binding law, the consequences will be grave. Of the results that can be predicted with confidence, …

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Notorious RBG: Scalia Sang Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are A-Changin’ On Day After Obergefell Ruling

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Gingsburg has revealed a tidbit about the day after the Obergefell ruling came out. Via Reuters: On the evening after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld same-sex marriage, liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was entertained by her conservative colleague Antonin Scalia singing a Bob Dylan song. The song, Ginsburg told Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung, was …

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NEW YORK CITY: President Obama Embraces Jim Obergefell At DNC’s Glittery Annual LGBT Gala

Last night the Democratic National Committee held its annual LGBT gala at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, where President Obama warmly embraced SCOTUS champion Jim Obergefell. Over 500 donors attended the event, paying from $1200 to the Federal Election Commission maximum of $33,400 per ticket. CNN reports on Obama’s remarks to the crowd: “One of their leading candidates argued that going to …

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Scalia Still Has The Obergefell Sadz

The Huffington Post reports: With less than two weeks before the start of the new Supreme Court session, Justice Antonin Scalia is still lamenting Obergefell v. Hodges, the June ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. At a Tuesday speech at Rhodes College, which his grandson attends, the justice blasted the decision, calling it the “furthest imaginable extension of the Supreme …

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Tweet Of The Week: Jim Obergefell

BOOM! Obergefell’s tweet links to today’s batshittery in Tennessee, where two of God’s Own Lawmakers have vowed to void the Supreme Court with a bill just like all the dozens already struck down. This time it will WORK, people! Bryan Fischer is ecstatic: “Two Tennessee lawmakers are showing the rest of the United States the way to strike a lethal …

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Mat Staver Rants: God Will Punish The Supreme Court For Leading American Into The Pit Of Hell [VIDEO]

Over the last of few weeks the rest of America met Mat Staver as a creepy-eyed somber lawyer pleading for “reasonable” accommodations in measured tones. But as this video shows, the REAL Mat Staver is a ranting lunatic who promises that God will kill the fuck out of anybody who doesn’t submit to Christian sharia law.

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Matt Baume On Kim Davis Vs SCOTUS [VIDEO]

“Where does the Supreme Court get off deciding the definition of marriage? Well, it is kind of their job. Look at it this way: Remember a few years ago when Pluto stopped being a regular planet and became a trans-Neptunian dwarf? That happened because astronomy experts decided there should be a change in the definition of ‘planet.’ In the same …

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BREAKING: Kim Davis Vows To Continue Defying Court, Won’t Stop Deputies From Issuing Licenses UPDATE: Deputy Brian Mason To Issue Licenses

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis this morning held a press conference in which she declared that she will continue to defy the Supreme Court, but that if any of her deputy clerks wish to issue marriage licenses, she will take no action against them. UPDATE: Deputy Clerk Brian Mason says he will issue licenses anyway. VIDEO: Here’s her statement.

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OHIO: Lawyers For Jim Obergefell Hit State With Demand For $1.1 Million In Legal Fees

And they might get a lot more than that. The Associated Press reports: Attorneys who brought the Ohio lawsuit that led to a Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage want a judge to approve their request for more than $1 million in legal fees and expenses from the state. The attorneys say the request is reasonable because of the difficulty …

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Quote Of The Day – John Corvino

“Many have commented on the fact that Davis herself has been divorced several times. As a strategic matter, this makes her a rather poor poster child for ‘traditional Christian marriage’: Jesus himself treats divorce and remarriage as akin to adultery. But the point is not merely ad hominem: Davis’s willingness to impose a standard of marriage on gays that she …

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BREAKING: Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis Defies SCOTUS, Refuses To Issue Marriage License To Two Gay Couples [UPDATED WITH VIDEO]

Via the Washington Post: The office of Kim Davis, the elected clerk of Kentucky’s Rowan County, rejected requests for marriage licences from the first two same-sex couples to enter the courthouse Tuesday — just hours after the Supreme Court ruled against a request from Davis to be excused from issuing such licenses. Davis did not make an appearance at the …

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What Will Kim Davis Do Today?

From the HRC: “Ms. Davis’ choices are clear: she must either choose to follow the law or resign her public position. A public official’s personal religious opinion does not give her the privilege to trample over the rights of others. Freedom of religion is important, and Ms. Davis has the fundamental right to believe what she likes. But as a …

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Another Stalling Tactic: Kim Davis Re-Appeals

There’s less than an hour to go in the business day in Kentucky and county clerk Kim Davis has filed yet another notice of appeal.  I can’t even tell what this one is really about. Below is a screen shot from Equality Case Files.

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KENTUCKY: Barring Action From SCOTUS, Kim Davis Must Issue Marriage Licenses By The End Of Today

Unless the US Supreme Court acts on her stay demand, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis must begin issuing marriage licenses to all qualified couples by the end of today’s business day. It was just last week when the federal appeals court upheld a ruling ordering the Kentucky clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Two straight couples and two …

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KENTUCKY: Court DENIES Stay Extension Demand By County Clerk Kim Davis, SCOTUS Stay Demand Remains Pending

Kim Davis is having a VERY bad day.

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Michigan Plaintiffs To Marry Today [VIDEO]

They will be married by the black-robed tyrant who first struck down Michigan’s ban! More from WTSP-TV: April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, the Michigan couple at the forefront on the battle for marriage equality, will finally say their vows Saturday. The couple came into the public eye as they challenged Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage, arguing that they had a …

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Donald Trump: Gay Marriage Is A Done Deal

“Some people have hopes of passing amendments, but it’s not going to happen. Congress can’t pass simple things, let alone that. So anybody that’s making that an issue is doing it for political reasons. The Supreme Court ruled on it.” – Donald Trump, in a far-ranging interview with the Hollywood Reporter that has already drawn anguished wails in Teabagistan. Trump …

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