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Entire Staff in Tenn. County Clerk’s Office Resigns Over Same-Sex Marriage

21 minutes agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

They said they are leaving because the Supreme Court’s decision to allow same-sex marriages clashes with their religious beliefs. The entire staff at a Tennessee county clerk’s office submitted their resignations this week rather than issue same-sex marriage licenses, reports WBIR. Show More Summary

Will Christian Colleges (And Law Schools) Lose Their Tax Exemption After Obergefell?

Following up on my previous post, Will Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Decision Cost BYU Its Tax Exemption?: Inside Higher Ed, The Supreme Court Ruling and Christian Colleges: Friday's Supreme Court decision that states must authorize and recognize gay and lesbian marriages could create major legal challenges for religious colleges --...

Will The 'Just Say No' Strategy To Thwarting Obama's Carbon Plan Work?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has curbed the Environmental Protection Agency efforts to enact mercury standards, the coal sector wants to carry forward the same winning mindset — and help kill the same agency’s proposed carbon standards. Will it work? That’s highly unlikely. But it will serve to delay the [...]

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Squatlo-Rant: What if we stopped clutching our pearls and actually started supporting Bernie Sanders? Cutting Through the Crap: Applesauce. John Pavlovitz: A minister's take on Christian responses to the Supreme Court decision on same-sex...Show More Summary

Should County Clerks Be Given “Conscientious Objector” Status On Gay Marriage?

An interesting question posed by the Christian Science Monitor (via Hot Air headlines) Gay marriage: Can religious clerks conscientiously object to issuing licenses? After the US Supreme Court’s decision declaring

What would Jesus say about same-sex marriage?

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Amid all of the overheated rhetoric surrounding the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriages across the nation, evangelicals have alternated between defiance and a kind of martyrdom.

Marriage equality: a right is a right

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

To the editor: Descriptions such as "restraint" or "intervention" seem inappropriate when describing our current Supreme Court justices. I prefer the terms "unreasonable" or "reasonable." ("Same-sex marriage ruling highlights Supreme Court quandary: Restraint or intervention?," June 29)Unreasonable...

Is There Any Movement Among Presidential Candidates on the Death Penalty?

Will changing public opinion have any affect on death penalty hawks? This week, the Supreme Court upheld the use of an Oklahoma execution drug; the ruling was understandably reported as a “defeat for death penalty foes,” but many found...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Fear Not!

Linda Greenhouse on the politics of fear, and what happens when people stop being afraid. When he ran for president the second time almost half a century ago, Richard M. Nixon made Earl Warren’s Supreme Court a target of his campaign. Show More Summary

Will Gay Identity Really Disappear Now That We Have Marriage Equality?

3 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Every great success carries with it a touch of sorrow, and that’s turning out to be the case with marriage equality. In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling granting us the right to marry, a number of long-time activists are fretting that we are at risk of losing the things that make us unique. […]

Hope for a less-partisan Congress in Supreme Court ruling

In last week's Supreme Court decision affirming the right of citizens' commissions to draw political districts, many California Democrats saw a lost opportunity to expand their ranks among the state's elected officials.

Reverend's Reviews: Outsider Stories

As I write on Independence Day, it is a more historic 4th of July than ever in my life thanks to the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing marriage equality across the country. Those of us who have long been considered outsiders are celebrating our new, hard-won inclusion. Show More Summary

Progressive Critics of Obamacare Still Not Happy: Is Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

Launching a massive new social program is a heavy duty project. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has saved Obamacare—the Affordable Care Act—for the second time and signs of relief from its supporters have subsided, there is a certain amount of buyer’s remorse circulating in liberal media circles. Show More Summary

Episcopalian Churches Vote to Finally Allow Same-Sex Wedding Ceremonies

Following the Supreme Court’s lead, the Church voted overwhelmingly to support same-sex wedding ceremonies.

WATCH: 4 Takeaways from SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

19 hours agoNews : Reason

Originally published on June 26, 2015. Original text below: The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in a 5-4 ruling in favor of gay marriage. While the decision will be debated for years to come, watch some of our takeaways from the ruling.  Written and produced by Paul Detrick Scroll down for downloadable versions and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

WATCH: Top LGBT Legal Experts Break Down SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling, Look Ahead

20 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Three leading experts broke down the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges this week on Free Speech TV’s “Gay USA.” Co-hosts Andy Humm and Ann Northrop were joined by Freedom To Marry’s Evan Wolfson, Jame… The post WATCH: Top LGBT Legal Experts Break Down SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling, Look Ahead appeared first on Towleroad.

Amicus: The Term in Review

Listen to Episode 23 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab With the ink dry on all the decisions of the 2014–15 Supreme Court term, Dahlia sits down with a couple of fellow court watchers to reflect on how the term will be remembered. Show More Summary

That Facebook Pride filter was built by 2 interns in 72 hours (FB)

Last Friday, after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide, many showed their supported for the decision on Facebook by adding a Rainbow Pride flag filter to their profile picture. Over the weekend, more than 26 million people used the filter, Facebook said in a post about the project. Show More Summary

Major Streaming Sites Must Be Blocked, Court Rules

After a prolonged legal battle, last year several leading Austrian ISPs were ordered to block major streaming sites Movie4K.to and Kinox.to. All but one of the ISPs appealed but now the Supreme Court has not only ruled against them, but ordered them to pick up the cost of blocking sites in the future. Show More Summary

Same-sex marriage plaintiff Obergefell: Push for religious freedom laws is offensive

23 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Man at center of supreme court case says such measures suggest ‘that those of us who believe in equality have no conscience’ Related: ‘This decision will not stand': Republicans seek common cause against same-sex marriage Jim Obergefell made history on 26 June, when the supreme court ruled on...

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