Category Archives: Laws

Desperation

Unsurprisingly, opponents of SSM are not happy with the 9th Circuit lifting the stay on granting same-sex marriage licenses. They think they should have had a chance to appeal the Supreme Court’s ruling. Among other arguments, the application also stated … Continue reading

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Another Victory for Equality

A federal judge has blocked a Michigan law that banned public agencies from giving health care benefits to partners of same-sex couples. According to the judge; “It is hard to argue with a straight face that the primary purpose — … Continue reading

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The DOMA Decision

Since the world wouldn’t be complete without my two cents on the Supreme Court’s rulings in Windsor and Hollingsworth, it’s my duty to comment. First, DOMA

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The Prop 8 Punt

The world needs my input on contemporary issues, so… Second, Prop 8.

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Holding My Breath

Tomorrow? If not, then probably later this week the Supreme Court will finally release their DOMA and Prop 8 decisions. A fine sense of drama these Supremes have, but Amy Howe at Scotusblog explains why, as pure drama, the outcome … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts on Windsor (DOMA)

In addition to the procedural issues in the DOMA case that I discussed in my prior post, there was an interesting substantive point as well: federalism. Counsel for BLAG framed it this way: On the assumption that States have the … Continue reading

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The Standing Question in U.S. v. Windsor

I’m a bit of a process geek, and in the U.S. v. Windsor case, the question of jurisdiction is really darn fascinating (if, that is, you’re a process geek). Here’s the quick background: New York residents Edith Windsor and Thea … Continue reading

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The Real Bawdy House Provisions Are Struck Down

You can see above why I named this blog the Bawdy House provisions.  Now comes news that Ontario’s Appeals Court has struck down the province’s bawdy house laws as unconstitutional.

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