Civil Rights

  • The Supreme Court and the Power of Windsor

    With the Supreme Court's announcing it will review marriage discrimination laws in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, we look to the Court to apply United States v. Windsor, its powerful 2013 decision striking down Section 3 of DOMA, to establish marriage equality nationwide. Windsor…

    Huffington Post
  • Bakeries are at the center of the fight for LGBT rights. Why?

    A new controversy at a Colorado bakery has once again brought bakers into the center of the debate over LGBT rights and religious freedom. In 2012, the owner of Colorado bakery Masterpiece Cakeshop refused to make a cake for a gay couple's wedding reception — prompting a round of legal challenges…

    Vox.com
  • Same-sex marriage rights are sweeping the US. Here's where each state stands.

    Update: On January 23, a federal judge struck down Alabama's  same-sex marriage ban. It's unclear at this point whether gay and lesbian couples can marry immediately.

    Vox.com
  • Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state.

    Associated Press