Andrew Sullivan Making The Case For Gay Marriage Back In 1997

In places really smart and in places also really moving: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

King vs. Beck

Just as Christian fundamentalists quote only very selectively from the Bible what is most useful for their rather peculiar contemporary interpretations of their religion, so does Glenn Beck only focus on narrow slivers of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ideas despite insisting that he and those in his movement are the true heirs of, and resumption [Read More...]

David Boies Discusses The Prop 8 Overruling

Here is one of the two lawyers behind the successful constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8 giving a half hour lecture and then answering questions for more than a half hour. Thanks to Alan for the find. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Tea Party’s Forebears

(via) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

France To Ban Burqa-Like Veils

EuroNews.net writes: A law banning the wearing of a full Islamic veil in public in France has been adopted by the lower house of parliament. The ruling UMP and the New Centre party voted for the ban on the burqa or niqab while the Socialists, Communists and Greens abstained. The law goes to the upper house in [Read More...]

Why Did So Many Pro-Prop 8 Witnesses Back Out Of Testifying?

After pre-trial depositions, many pro-Prop 8 witnesses backed out of testifying, citing fear of reprisals in response to their testimony. Anti-Prop 8 lawyer David Boies is asked what he did to scare them off during the depositions: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

U.S. District Judge Rules DOMA Unconstitutional

A just outcome, but I am not sure how I feel about appealing to states’ rights to define marriage for themselves, which could inevitably be used as a justification for individual states to deny gays’  rights to marriage.  The case is about equal rights, not states rights, and should have been settled as such: A [Read More...]

No Preferred Legal Status For Religion

His excellent previous 2 videos on the subject laid out legal arguments that preferred this conclusion. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Supreme Court Upholds University Non-Discrimination Statement

Zack Ford explains: Here’s a brief recap of the situation: The University of California has a nondiscrimination policy. If you want to be recognized as a student group (i.e. use the university’s name, access funding for student groups, reserve campus spaces, etc.), you must abide by the nondiscrimination policy. The Christian Legal Society at Hastings [Read More...]


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