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Texas Supreme Court Takes a Look at Marriage Equality

TX state capitol building

The legal battle over marriage equality in the state is getting mixed up in the 2014 midterm elections as conservatives urge the court to let Texas discriminate against same-sex couples.

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What’s Next in the Marriage Equality Fight? The States, Then SCOTUS Once More

A month since the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, the limits of the decision are already being tested in federal courts across the country.

A month since the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, the limits of the decision are already being tested in federal courts across the country.

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Griswold v. Connecticut and the Evolution of Personal Privacy Rights. What’s Next?

Outside the Supreme Court as Griswold was being decided.

A landmark decision about contraception likely paved the way for the legal acceptance of same-sex marriage.

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Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl: Who Is a Parent Under Law?

They centered on an issue crucial to all of us – how a parent is defined under the law.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. While arguments touched on a number of topics, they centered on an issue crucial to all of us – how a parent is defined under the law.

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Same-Sex Marriage Bans Violate the Equal Protection Clause. End of Story

While New Jersey's governor is still fighting same-sex marriage in court, ceremonies are set to begin on Monday and the state's newly elected senator says he will be conducting some of them.

There is no legitimate overriding purpose for subjecting gays and lesbians to invidious discrimination based on sexual orientation, because, ultimately, once you chip away at arguments against same-sex marriage, you’re left with nothing but “because it’s gross.” And “Ewww” is not a reason to deny an entire class of citizens a fundamental right.

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Dear Everyone Discussing Marriage Equality: ‘Gender’ and ‘Sexuality’ Are Not the Same Thing

Is the Prop 8 case really about gender, as I keep hearing? It seems to me that no one really cares if two women are raising a child together, unless those two women are lesbians.

Is the Prop 8 case really about gender, as I keep hearing? It seems to me that no one really cares if two women are raising a child together, unless those two women are lesbians.

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Will Justice Kennedy Be Responsible for Marriage Equality Going the Way of Abortion Access?

As a likely swing vote in the upcoming marriage equality cases, Justice Kennedy may push the issue back to the states.

As a likely swing vote in the upcoming marriage equality cases, Justice Kennedy may push the issue back to the states.

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Contradictions and Conservatism Muddle Hopes for Change Under Jesuit Pope

Emblem of the Jesuit Order

Bergoglio’s past statements show a lack of understanding of how fundamental reproductive autonomy is to economic justice.

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TV Recognizes the “Modern Family”—Why Not Governments?

TV's "Modern Family."

Real-life individuals in same-sex couples, or those who live with someone of a different race or generation from themselves, often face daily struggles to protect their families from legal uncertainty and publicly articulated disgust.

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Mexico’s Supreme Court Strikes Same-Sex Marriage Ban

photo courtesy of Guillaume Paumier via Flickr

The Supreme Court in Mexico takes a giant step forward in the name of equality.

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