With its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court uncomplicated same-sex marriage law. The Court's clear-cut rule that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry replaces the previous piecemeal approach generated by over a decade of new federal court decisions and state laws.
By Lefteris Papadimas and John O'Donnell
ATHENS/FRANKFURT, June 28 (Reuters) - Greek banks and the stock exchange will be shut on Monday after creditors refused to extend the country's bailout and savers queued to withdraw cash, taking Athens' standoff with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to a dangerous new level.
Call Them What They Are: "Regressives"
It has been a bad couple of weeks for regressives (the accurate term that we all should start using for the people who inaccurately label themselves as "conservatives").
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced three people involved in a racy music video to one year in prison with labor for "inciting debauchery."
The music video, titled "Hands Off," contains scantily-clad dancing and shaking but no nudity.
At least five predominantly black churches have caught fire in the last week, including at least three that have been the subject of arson, the Southern Poverty Law Center reports.
The string of blazes, which have occurred in four Southern states and Ohio, comes a week after nine people were gunned down at a Charleston, South Carolina, church.
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This year, as Medicare turns 50, it's a good time to look back on its half-century of success in providing access to health care for hundreds of millions of older Americans.
Pushing for a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage would not only fail, but also hurt the Republican Party, 2016 presidential candidate and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) said Sunday.
"You can put it in the [GOP] platform, but it will, in my view, hurt us in 2016, because it's a process that's not going to bear fruit," Graham said on NBC's "Meet the Press.
Supporters of continuing the Israeli occupation of Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem would like global public opinion to believe that the occupation can be maintained and yet Israel can be considered a democracy.
I'm late at reading all the dissents to the 5-4 decision making marriage legal across the country for gays and lesbian, but Clarence Thomas said something so extraordinarily illogical and ahistorical, it has to be noted:
Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved.
The renewable fuel industry is at a crossroads. It has been put into peril by a concept, known as a "blend wall," some observers believe is a fiction created by the oil industry.
When same-sex marriage bans were overturned in the Supreme Court on Friday it marked a major victory for LGBT advocates. But there's more to be done to change the minds of Americans who still oppose marriage equality, advocates said Sunday.
Long before I was walking, they were marching.
The pioneers of gay rights, gay visibility, gay pride first took to the streets of New York City in 1970 to march. Marching toward equality, toward freedom, toward justice.
Chief Justices Earl Warren (left) and John Roberts
The Supreme Court's ruling Friday to legalize same-sex marriage is a victory for human rights and an occasion to rejoice.
I don't feel qualified to discuss in depth the full legal and social implications of the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision last week, but I feel compelled to offer my own generation's perspective.