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How Safe is Gay Marriage? Advocates Fear Increasingly Conservative Court

The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and fresh criticism of the 2015 gay marriage ruling by two justices has renewed advocates’ concerns. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month ignited fears of…

The Supreme Court Ruling Isn’t The End. It’s The Beginning.

It won’t take six conservative justices to undo Gorsuch’s majority opinion, only five – and we all know the likelihood that whoever wins the presidential election will be able to appoint at least two new justices before 2025. About nine months ago I stated that Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, and…

Justice Clarence Thomas Hints Supreme Court Could Overturn Marriage Equality Ruling

Conservatives have set their sights on overturning legal precedent like gay marriage. Republican lawmakers have been trying to get the marriage equality ruling back in front of the Supreme Court, and now they’ve been given a clear signal from a justice that there is some internal support of their efforts. Justice…

Gay Sex Has Been Legal in Texas for 15 Years Today

Today marks 15 years since gay sex was decriminalised in Texas and a string of other US states. On June 26 2003, the US Supreme Court ruled that state-level sodomy laws banning gay sex were illegal. The 6-3 ruling in Lawrence V Texas struck down laws banning gay sex in…

The Supreme Court is Okay with Homophobic Jurors Judging Gay Defendants More Harshly

Suppose you were facing trial on serious charges. You would want to make sure that someone on the jury didn’t want to make an example of you because of anti-LGBTQ bias. But the Supreme Court just said that, as far as they’re concerned, that’s not a problem. This week the Court decided…