Tag: Supreme Court

Supreme Court Upholds Housing Discrimination Protections

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that individuals affected by discriminatory housing practices can still seek remedies even if they cannot prove the discrimination was intentional. In a sharply divided and surprising 5-4 ruling, the court upheld the notion that the Fair Housing Act of 1968 allows those affected to…

Stonewall Inn: 5 Things About the First LGBT Landmark in NYC

The Supreme Court made arulingon the Obergefell v. Hodges case on Friday, which madesame-gender marriage legal in all 50 states. This milestone in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender history has roots in a Greenwich Village bar, called The Stonewall Inn, where the LGBT rights modern movement is said to have…

Police Violence Against People With Disabilities Should Provoke More Outrage

By Michael Nam As violent and racist policing practices towards the Black community have sparked a national dialog, persons with disabilities have been pressing for that conversation to include their underrepresented communities as well. The issue came to the forefront with a recent Supreme Court ruling that granted two officers…

Gay-bashing Lawmakers on the Attack Despite Big Gains in LGBT Acceptance

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock While great progress has been made for LGBT rights in a seemingly short period of time, challenges remain in protecting those rights from gay-bashing legislators. With public sentiment shifting rapidly on the issue of marriage equality, anti-LGBT crusaders have updated tactics, including pursuing “religious…

Even Lawyers Are Beginning to 'Get It'

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock As high profile anti-discrimination cases dominate the media, the legal industry is showing that lawyers can indeed make moral choices beyond the need for representing paying clients. Big law firms are drawing the line in the sand on the issue of same-gender marriage and…

Alabama Courts Continue Same-Gender Marriage Fight

The Alabama Supreme Court, in particular Chief Justice Roy Moore, continues to fight the legalization of same-gender marriage, and it’s leading some to compare Moore and current Governor Robert Bentley to segregationist Governor George Wallace. On Tuesday, the Alabama Supreme Court once again ignored orders from the U.S. Supreme Court…

Ben Carson: Homosexuality Is a Choice, Prisons Make You Gay

Potential 2016 GOP Presidential candidate and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson affirmed that he believes homosexuality is a choice, arguing that view is proven by the U.S. prison system. During an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the two discussed same-gender marriage. Even though the Supreme Court is expected to decide this…