February 26, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled Wednesday that Article 1, Section 32 of the Texas constitution, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, violates the federal constitutional guarantee of equal protection and due process. The lawsuit ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Elizabeth B. Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center discuss the impact of Supreme Court's Decision in Hollingsworth v. PerryThe very first sentence of Chief Justice Roberts' opinion for the Supreme Court in the challenge to California's Proposition 8, ...[read more]
July 24, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The California Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the San Diego County clerk's request to halt same-sex marriages in the state, following the US Supreme Court June ruling in Hollingsworth v. Perry. The decision was issued without comment in a single sentence, stating, "The request for an immediate ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The heated debate over same-sex marriage is one of the most polarizing issues currently facing the American legal community. It is a controversy being played out in every branch of the federal government, from the floor of the US Senate to the Oval Office. It has raised concerns over the nature of ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by G. Redd
Texas Governor Rick Perry signed House Bill number 2 on Thursday, enacting three new restrictions on the practice of abortion. These changes require physicians performing the procedure to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles and the facility to meet ambulatory surgical center ...[read more]
July 13, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Attorneys representing Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and Protect Marriage on Friday filed a petition asking the Supreme Court of California to halt same-sex marriages. In the petition, the attorneys argued that U.S. Supreme Court's Hollingsworth v. Perry did not rule directly on the ...[read more]
June 28, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Jessica Levinson of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, examines the US Supreme Court's recent decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry...In a 5-4 opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the US Supreme Court has ruled that there is simply no one left standing to appeal ...[read more]
June 27, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Snider, Chief Counsel for the Pacific Justice Institute, reacts to the landmark Supreme Court decision striking down the proponents of Proposition 8 in Hollingsworth v. Perry...Californians have determined on two occasions that it is in the best interest of society to ...[read more]
June 16, 2013
by Addison Morris
Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday vetoed a bill intended to prevent payment discrimination and make it easier for women to obtain equal pay. The bill was passed by the Texas House on April 25 in a 79-50 vote, and by the Senate on May 22 with a vote of 16-15. In a press release, Perry explained ...[read more]
March 26, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the first of two cases the court will hear this week on same-sex marriage. In Tuesday's argument, the court considered the validity of Proposition 8, a California referendum that revoked same-sex marriage rights. Same-se... ...[read more]

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