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Democrats want you to watch Republicans talk about marriage equality

Democrats have a new strategy to use against their Republicans opponents: Just let them speak. The Democratic National Committee’s YouTube channel “DemRapidResponse” frequently uploads short campaign-style videos. Many of the videos are mash-ups of several clips about a particular topic, while other videos show Democrats speaking out about current trends.…

New York immigration judge halts deportation of married gay man

A New York immigration judge halted the deportation of an American citizen’s Colombian husband on Wednesday just moments after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), according to an activist group aiding the couple’s legal defense. Sean Brooks, 45, described his ordeal in December 2011…

Victory For Families Tempered By Major Blow To Democracy

I have long felt and said to many skeptical people that DOMA wouldn’t survive a Supreme Court challenge and that Justice Kennedy would be the one to write the opinion. I am an eternal optimist in my measured way. But even being right on top of being happy about this…

Listen: Raw Story co-founder Mike Rogers hosts Ed Schulz show on marriage equality

Raw Story co-founder Mike Rogers is hosting the Ed Schultz show on Wednesday in the wake of same sex marriage rulings handed down from the Supreme Court, which overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and threw out the Prop 8 case on standing. These rulings effectively allow the federal government…

Tony Perkins on same sex marriage rulings: ‘This is far from over’

The president of the anti-LGBT Family Research Council (FRC) is vowing to continue to fight against equal rights for gay and lesbian couples after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal government’s ban on marriage equality and allowed same sex marriages to resume in California. In an interview on…

Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act and Prop. 8

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to reach long-awaited verdicts on Wednesday concerning both California’s Proposition 8 banning same sex marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which does the same on the federal level. Prop. 8 was passed in California in 2008 following a state Supreme Court ruling…

Democrats vow to restore voting protections after Supreme Court ruling

By Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress on Tuesday vowed to push to restore protections for the voting rights of African Americans and other minorities after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a core provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.…

Attorney general addresses Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act ruling

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder issues a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on June 25. [U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Photo: Flickr user ryanjreilly, creative commons licensed.]…

Supreme Court rules in favor of Florida property owner over denied development permit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a victory for advocates of private property rights, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said a Florida property owner may be owed compensation from a government agency that declined to award him a development permit for his land. In a 5-4 ruling with the court’s five…

Supreme Court rules adoptive parents don’t have to turn over Native American girl

(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a lower court order requiring a South Carolina couple to turn over a young girl they had raised since birth to her biological father simply because he was an American Indian. By a 5-4 vote, the court ruled in favor…

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