Supporters of same-sex marriage across the South told reporters that they left the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals feeling optimistic Friday, as counsel for gay and lesbian plaintiffs from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas spent the morning in the New Orleans court arguing against same-sex marriage bans in the three states.
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judges on Friday heard oral arguments in three same-sex marriage cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, with dozens of residents from all three states lining up as early as 4:30 a.m. to secure seats inside the New Orleans courtroom.
The decision leaves in place an earlier ruling allowing a 2011 law restricting medication abortions to go into effect.
The conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considers marriage equality bans in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi the same day the Roberts Court considers stepping into the fray.
In a recently published paper, a Quinnipiac University School of Law professor argues that technology should empower the state to end abortion via widespread use of artificial wombs.
The debate over whether trans women should be admitted to women’s colleges calls our very womanhood into question, as if we are not “really” women.
The unanimous decision overturns a lower court finding that a mother may be charged with civil child abuse and neglect because her newborn exhibited transitory and treatable side effects of methadone treatment that the woman received during pregnancy.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that it is the position of the U.S. Department of Justice that discrimination against transgender people is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, representing a reversal of the department’s prior position.
The unanimous opinion held that the 2011 law infringes on providers’ free speech rights.
A federal lawsuit claims the Ferguson-Florissant School Board election process blocks Black voters out of the political process.