“We know that the Trump administration is packing the federal courts with a number of right-wing, anti-civil rights, anti-LGBTQ extremists who we can expect to twist themselves into knots to make these decisions mean as little as possible,” said McGowan. “But just on the basis of the analysis itself, and the 6-3 decision written by the string textualists of the court, this should go a long way to resolving the questions working their way through the federal and lower courts.” … [Read more...] about The Supreme Court’s Historic LGBTQ Ruling Is Now a Valuable Legal Weapon Against Bigotry
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The Trump administration argues that its transgender service ban, first enacted in 2018 and put into place last year, is based on a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria. The Pentagon deferred comment to the Justice Department on the ruling’s applicability to the trans ban. A Justice Department spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Might Have Just Killed Military’s Transgender Ban
The court putting its thumb on religious scales was evident in its recent decisions having to do with a cake maker and the Hobby Lobby store chain, in which the justices interpreted freedom of religion to mean the freedom to impose one’s religious beliefs on others. … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor: The Supreme Court futher erodes the wall between church and state
I think this election is the most critical election we’ve ever faced. Trump has done incredible damage by appointing 200 federal judges to the courts. We can’t begin to fathom the amount of damage we’re facing going forward. if we don’t get Trump out of there and don’t flip the Senate we are in for tremendous trouble in the future. I would have hoped for a better, stronger, more forward-thinking Democrat candidate, but I would be willing to vote for a cabbage over Trump if it were running. … [Read more...] about They Marched in America’s First Prides in 1970. They’re Still Out, Loud, and Proud.
Specifically, Mattis appeared to object to authorites' decision to clear away protesters in Washington D.C.’s Lafayette Park on Monday before Trump's visit to the historic St. John’s Church, which rioters had burned the previous night. The United States Park Police denied using tear gas to disperse the protesters, despite various media reports, and authorities have said they cleared the park because of violent outbursts and not to make room for Trump. … [Read more...] about Trump fires back after Mattis condemns his ‘mockery’ of Constitution: ‘Glad he is gone!’