The history of litigation surrounding equality issues often involves the unexpected scenario of rights expansions only occurring when dominant group members claim discrimination under a law. The best example of this is pregnancy leave- women are often not guaranteed sufficient amounts of paid leave to
Is judicial independence the newest partisan football? Speaking to a group of Iowa conservatives Sunday, Former Gov. and current Fox talking head Mike Huckabee expressed hope that Iowans had started a national movement by voting out three judges who agreed to strike a ban on
A vote on repealing the discriminatory Don't Ask Don't Tell law is coming. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has stated an intention to hold on a vote on DADT as part of the annual Defense Spending Authorization Bill. It is truly surprising to see Mr.
Illinois resident Laine Tadlock, former director of Benedictine University's education program, either resigned or was forced to resign (depending on whose story you believe) because of her same-sex marriage wedding announcement in the State Journal-Register. Tadlock married her partner in Iowa after that state’s Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has denied a request by the Log Cabin Republicans that the stay of an injunction barring enforcement of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals be vacated.
Translating this from lawyer-speak into regular-person speak: the ruling by District
Ari Ezra Waldman, HLS grad from '05 and current faculty member of the Western School of Law in San Diego, California, contributes an interesting write-up to the Log Cabin Republican's appeal of the 9th Circuit's stay of Don't Ask, Don't Tell suspension (finding: the 9th
Same-sex marriage became legal in New Hampshire earlier this year, on January 1, 2010, replacing civil unions. And yet, after ten months of legal same-sex marriages, New Hampshire's second-largest newspaper, the Union-Leader, still refuses to print wedding announcements for same-sex couples.
The paper's publisher, Joseph W.
A three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit has granted an emergency request by the government to stay the injunction against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"; this is only a short-term emergency stay to give the court time to evaluate the injunction. A full decision on
Now that a federal judge has enjoined Don't Ask Don't Tell, the inevitable next step has arrived: For the first time, military recruiters have been told to accept openly gay applicants attempting to enlist in the armed forces. This action is part of
So, I generally don't believe that the Obama Administration lies to the American people, but this makes me wonder. On at least two gay rights issues--Don't Ask Don't Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act--the Administration has said that it supports gay rights, but it still