Tag: Supreme Court

Archived: Ala. Becomes 37th State to Legalize Same-Gender Marriage

By Julissa Catalan On Monday, Alabama began issuing marriage licenses to same-gender couples after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to stay a federal judge’s ruling striking down the state’s same-gender-marriage ban. Alabama becomes the 37th state to legalize same-gender marriage. “Absent further action by the U.S. Supreme Court,…

Archived: Is the Supreme Court Sexist

By Chris Hoenig Does the U.S. Supreme Court have a “blind spot” for women and women’s rights One justice thinks so. In a wide-ranging interview with Yahoo!’s Katie Couric, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she believes the court’s conservative justicesall of whom are malefurther revealed a “blind spot” for women…

Archived: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Gender Marriage

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock The Supreme Court has overturned the federal government’s ban on the recognition of same-gender marriage written into the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and issued a ruling that allows same-gender marriages to resume in California. The 5-to-4 ruling on DOMA, authored by Justice Anthony…

Archived: Supreme Court Strikes Part of Voting Rights Act

By Chris Hoenig The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, has found that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is unconstitutional. The ruling, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, voids the section that sets the jurisdictions that are subject to federal monitoring, “in light of current conditions.”…