Has Gorsuch been groomed for SCOTUS by the far right? Buckley, Federalists and Heritage, Oh My!

Here is another interesting article by Hannah Doress: First published on Medium at – Has Gorsuch been groomed for SCOTUS by the far right? Buckley, Federalists and Heritage, Oh My! By Hannah Doress, March 27, 29017. Something odd happened when I started learning about Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch — he seemed terribly familiar. The more I learned … More Has Gorsuch been groomed for SCOTUS by the far right? Buckley, Federalists and Heritage, Oh My!

Transgender Americans Voice Support for Gavin Grimm as His Landmark Title IX Discrimination Case Heads to The Supreme Court

TLDEF Brief Spotlights Positive Contributions of Transgender Americans and Harms of Denying them Basic Freedoms that Allow Full Participation in Society New York, NY- Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has filed a friend-of-the court brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of Gavin Grimm. Grimm is a transgender 17-year-old from Virginia who is challenging the … More Transgender Americans Voice Support for Gavin Grimm as His Landmark Title IX Discrimination Case Heads to The Supreme Court

Californians Demand Senators Feinstein And Harris Oppose Any Trump SCOTUS Nominee

Californians Demand Sens. Feinstein And Harris Oppose Any Trump Supreme Court Nominee And Use Every Tool Available To Reject The Pick Thousands Join Courage Campaign in Urging California Democrats to “Just. Say. No.” CALIFORNIA — A new petition from the California-based Courage Campaign is calling on the state’s Senators — Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris … More Californians Demand Senators Feinstein And Harris Oppose Any Trump SCOTUS Nominee

LGBT Asians Deeply Disappointed in U.S. Supreme Court Decision Denying Immigrants’ Rights

But is relieved that Court upholds affirmative action Washington, DC – Today, a badly divided U.S. Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in the case U.S. v Texas. The decision upholds a lower court’s ruling to block President Obama’s Executive Actions on immigration, which expanded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and created … More LGBT Asians Deeply Disappointed in U.S. Supreme Court Decision Denying Immigrants’ Rights

Broad Coalition File Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge to Texas Abortion Restrictions

The State of Texas has argued that the law protects the health of women seeking abortion, but the evidence at trial showed just the opposite. In fact, medical organizations such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Medical Association, and the American Public Health Association have explained that the restrictions imposed by the new law are medically unnecessary and endanger, rather than advance, women’s health. … More Broad Coalition File Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge to Texas Abortion Restrictions

Commentary by a Conservative Gay Man on Historic Southern Same-Sex Marriage

A Rose by Any Other Name: On the Subject of Same-sex Marriage and Other Questionable Choices By Jim Wherry, First Posted July 6, 2015 | Written June 26, 2015. Last summer, I moved from Fairbanks, Alaska to Columbus Georgia for a new job.   I knew I was saying good-bye for good to arctic temperatures and … More Commentary by a Conservative Gay Man on Historic Southern Same-Sex Marriage

Landmark SCOTUS Case Confirms Equal Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in All U.S. States

America Has Marriage for All | History Made in Landmark SCOTUS Decision Melanie Nathan, June 26, 2015 There is no union more profound than marriage and now the Supreme Court of the United States of America  has ruled that every single person in the USA have an equal right to marriage! This morning at 10.00 … More Landmark SCOTUS Case Confirms Equal Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in All U.S. States

SCOTUS Affordable Care Act Decision Impacts LGBT America

LGBT Group Praises SCOTUS Decision on Affordable Care Act Posted by Melanie Nathan, June 25, 20915. In a 6-3 decision, a decisive victory for President Obama, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the broad reach of the new healthcare law, ruling the government may continue to provide tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy … More SCOTUS Affordable Care Act Decision Impacts LGBT America

MEUSA Files Real People Amicus Brief with SCOTUS

MEUSA Amicus Brief: Real Voices, Real People, Real Impact  Posted by Melanie Nathan, March 09, 2015. San Francisco/Washington DC – Today, Marriage Equality USA announces that it has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the freedom to marry nationwide and full equality under the Constitution for LGBTQ people. The brief, … More MEUSA Files Real People Amicus Brief with SCOTUS

GAY U.S.A. Marriage Equality Decision Day articles

By Melanie Nathan, June 27, 2013. Yesterday was an historic day for gay Americans when the Supreme Court of the United States gave tens of thousands of already married same-sex couples in a growing list of states equal access to all benefits that the federal  government provides for those who are wed.  A closely divided Supreme Court … More GAY U.S.A. Marriage Equality Decision Day articles

Queerty Publishes Advance Article of a “Disappointing DOMA Ruling”

Predicting doom and gloom – or a publicity stunt for ratings – or a desire to jump the gun for SEO optimization- or an embarrassing mistake? By Melanie Nathan., June 11, 2013. In an over zealous attempt to be ahead, popular LGBT blog site QUEERTY, through writer Lisa Keen, jumped the gun by mistakenly hitting … More Queerty Publishes Advance Article of a “Disappointing DOMA Ruling”

NOM outraged by David Boies giving commencement speech at NYU

“How would you feel if your own college graduation ceremony was being used as a same-sex marriage publicity stunt?” NOM By Melanie Nathan, April 26, 2013. Guess who I got this news from – I mean the news that David Boies is giving the Commencement speech at NYU?  I got the news on my feed … More NOM outraged by David Boies giving commencement speech at NYU

Scotus ruling on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum concern for human rights cases

By Melanie Nathan, April 17, 2013. The  Supreme Court has ruled in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, a case that raised the question of whether corporations could be held accountable for human rights abuses and whether U.S. federal courts can hear claims arising from human rights violations committed abroad under the Alien Tort Statute. The … More Scotus ruling on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum concern for human rights cases

After the Apology demands that HRC be all inclusive on all issues

Will HRC put its money where its mouth is? By Melanie Nathan, April 1, 2013 Thousands of LGBT community members and allies showed up at the steps of SCOTUS this past week to support marriage equality, and many were there because of the extraordinary organizing efforts of a coalition of LGBT organizations under the title, … More After the Apology demands that HRC be all inclusive on all issues

Activists ‘seeing red’ over HRC antics at SCOTUS hearings

as the Human Rights Campaign exhibits their typical lack of inclusivity… By Cathy Kristofferson, March 29, 2013. During the SCOTUS trials the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) convinced many in the Facebook world to change their avatars to red.  Following the hearings many activists are seeing a different red now that two incidents – insulting both the … More Activists ‘seeing red’ over HRC antics at SCOTUS hearings

DOMA Day at SCOTUS

Article by Melanie Nathan – Cross postings – March 27, 2013. PHOTOS by Melanie Nathan and Cathy Kristofferson, Oblogdee© A majority of the Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and whether it created unequal classes of married couples by denying federal benefits to legally wed same-sex couples. … More DOMA Day at SCOTUS

Marriage Equality USA reports from SCOTUS on Prop 8 arguments

MARRIAGE EQUALITY USA HOPEFUL FOR RULING IN FAVOR OF THE  | FREEDOM TO MARRY AFTER UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT ARGUMENTS After oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court today, Marriage Equality USA is hopeful that the Court will rule in favor of the freedom to marry later this year.  MEUSA was heartened by many … More Marriage Equality USA reports from SCOTUS on Prop 8 arguments

Historic Marriage Equality events underway across the United States

172 events start in all 50 states, with all eyes on Washington, D.C., as people start record breaking queue outside SCOTUS By Melanie Nathan & Cathy Kristofferson, March 24, 2013. 3/25 UPDATE:  over 2500 people have gathered at events ranging from Casper, Wyoming, to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Cleveland, Ohio already.  And tonight is the big “night … More Historic Marriage Equality events underway across the United States

Rallies Across the United States for Marriage Equality

You MUST come OUT and Rally for Marriage Equality | Let the SCOTUS Justices hear your voice | Join United for Marriage: Light the Way to Justice in rallying for equality! By: Cathy Kristofferson and Melanie Nathan On March 26th and 27th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases, respectively,  which are fundamentally … More Rallies Across the United States for Marriage Equality

THANK YOU President Obama for filing Brief to Strike Down DOMA

By Melanie Nathan, February 22, 2013. Activists in the U.S.A. have hoped that the Obama administration would take the imperative step of standing behind the promise for equality.  Now we can truly thank President Obama as the administration urged the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act in a brief filed Friday, … More THANK YOU President Obama for filing Brief to Strike Down DOMA

AS Prop 8 makes its way to the BIG COURT…. I revisit its impact on my child…

How the Hate for 8 Hurt my Child… Before the California Court ruled  I asserted in my blog “The fate of California’s same-sex marriage hangs in the balance, as the Justices prepare their ruling on the challenges to the validity of Proposition 8.” Now is has ruled and the impact is so egregious that the … More AS Prop 8 makes its way to the BIG COURT…. I revisit its impact on my child…

Mazeltov- eat your words Sessions! She is going to prove you wrong again…..

Today, by a 68 – 31 vote, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court! I couldn’t be more thrilled that this talented and experienced judge will be joining the highest court in the land. She will be an amazing asset to our country … More Mazeltov- eat your words Sessions! She is going to prove you wrong again…..

Tonight the fate of our marriage, albeit decided, hangs in my psychological balance….

JULY 27, 2008 – May, 26, 2009 WHAT IS IT GOING TO BE – ?  “R.I.P MARRIAGE” – THE DEATH OF MY MARRIAGE BY THE VOICE OF CALIFORNIA, ENDORSED BY THE BENCH?  OR “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY HONEY” –   MARRIED TEN  MONTHS” –  BY ORDER OF COURT! Marriage Equality   Join us on the Steps of the Court 400 McAllister, … More Tonight the fate of our marriage, albeit decided, hangs in my psychological balance….