The first country in the world to revoke the marriage rights of same-sex couples across the country will have to restore those rights. The Bermuda Supreme Court has just ruled the law rescinding those rights is unconstitutional.
Bermuda Supreme Court Chief Justice Ian R. C. Kawaley ” issued his ruling five days after the Domestic Partnership Act took effect, The Washington Blade’s Michael Lavers reports.
The Bermuda Chief Justice delivered “his judgment before a packed courtroom,” The Royal Gazette adds. The justice “said the sections of the Act which revoked the right to same-sex marriage were invalid because they were inconsistent with provisions in the Constitution which give the right to freedom of conscience and creed.”
Couples reportedly can begin marrying again.
Internet responds to death of billionaire conservative activist David Koch by reminding everyone what he stood for
Billionaire conservative political activist David Koch has just died. He was 79. With his brother he founded and ran the massive Koch Industries. He was worth an estimated $48 billion.
Koch will be lauded by some as a philanthropist – his name appears on buildings like New York City’s Lincoln Center, and he donated to hospitals, museums, and universities. But many Americans will remember him as one of the major players behind the Tea Party, and using his vast wealth to help massively reconstruct American politics into, some say, the vitriolic insanity we see today.
Jane Mayer, who literally wrote the book on “Dark Money” in politics, including the impact of the Koch brothers, last year penned another deep dive into their history.
How the Koch brothers co-opted minority groups in a push for a profit-based approach to education
Under the mantra of civil rights, billionaires such as Eli Broad, Bill Gates and the Koch Brothers and the powerful corporate-funded lobby group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) are using venture philanthropy and the political process to press for school reforms in the United States.
The ongoing Vergara law case in California in which nine students are suing the state over teacher tenure laws, is backed by Student Matters, a non-profit that has received donations from the Broad Foundation and the Walton Foundation, run by the Walton family that founded supermarket chain Wal-Mart.
Stephen Miller ally gets a White House promotion after pushing widely-derided plan to dump migrants in sanctuary cities
One of Stephen Miller's top allies in the Trump administration has been promoted to the Office of White House Counsel.
May Davis, who has served a variety of roles in the administration since Inauguration Day, has forged an alliance with the senior policy adviser over their shared views on immigration -- which will be part of her portfolio in her new job, reported The Daily Beast.