Posts tagged "U.S. Supreme Court"

Sex and Obamacare (Pt. 2)

By Cyberquill • 06/30/2014 • 2 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in yet another one of these pesky 5:4 decisions—where the conservative wing collectively just happens to come down on the conservative side of an issue and the liberal wing on the liberal, and we’re supposed to believe that personal druthers and ideology never factor into the rulings of theseRead More…

Taps for DOMA

By Cyberquill • 06/29/2013 • 2 Comments”

The Defense of Marriage Act is dead. Good. What’s not so good is the manner in which it was put to the sword. …

Citizens Split on Citizens United

By Cyberquill • 01/26/2012 • 10 Comments

“There are real problems when people want to spend lots of money on a candidate … they’ll drown out the people who don’t have a lot of money,” Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer recently remarked in reference to the infamous 5-4 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision of 2010, whose dissenting minority of four he had joined. By nature, when a decision isn’t unanimous, “somebody is making a mistake,” he added. But which side was making a mistake in Citizens United? …

My Civil Right to Autosexual Marriage

By Cyberquill • 12/05/2009 • 6 Comments

If I wanted to marry myself and applied for a marriage license, chances are that every license-issuing magistrate on the planet would politely but firmly instruct me to take a hike. But why? More importantly, why should my request be turned down? What could possibly be wrong with entering into the sacred bonds of matrimony with the person I love, honor, and cherish above all others? …

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