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Equality news round-up: Justice Kagan talks marriage equality, and more

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By Scottie Thomaston

Justice Kagan, with President Obama and Chief Justice Roberts. Attribution: whitehouse.gov
Justice Kagan, with President Obama and Chief Justice Roberts. Attribution: whitehouse.gov

– Maggie Gallagher, formerly of the National Organization for Marriage, suggested recently that Justice Kennedy issued a “fatwa” against people who oppose marriage equality.

– Former President George W. Bush made some vague comments recently about marriage equality, but refused to address the issue directly, saying he is out of politics.

– What’s next after DOMA’s downfall?

– A Colorado couple gets their green card post-DOMA.

– The LA Times looks at the anti-Prop 8 side’s strategy they had in place for a Supreme Court decision based on standing.

– In an interview with Jeffrey Rosen, Justice Elena Kagan briefly discussed the marriage equality cases the Court decided in June. She did decline to discuss the issue of state marriage bans, pointing out that the Prop 8 case was only decided on standing, so the Court has not yet spoken on the merits issue.

4 Comments

  • 1. leo  |  July 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Certainly with your thought.Thank you for your own sharing.

  • 2. SHERRY  |  January 3, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Civility seems to play a big role in Chafee’s larger character. It seems hard to imagine Carcieri showing enough respect for government to be taken seriouslyin such a context, by people who read and all. Not so long ago, we could pass off Chafee’s calm insistence on the importance of the separation and church and state as so much political boilerplate. Times have changed. Rick “Sanctum” Santorum has already begun his run for 2016. For all of his vacillation on many issues of importance to progressives, Chafee has shown that his heart and his morals are in the right place on a few basic issues of key importance. He can introduce someone like Elena Kagan with credibility. The Don would have had the game on in the background. – See more at: http://www.rifuture.org/justice-kagan-talks-scotu

  • 3. BLANCHE  |  January 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    given the majorities looks like this will go well, and the final stage in the Lords is 15 July (3rd reading). The Bill then goes back to the Commons to approve (hopefully) the minor technical amendments from the Lords. And that should be that and church and state as so much political boilerplate. Times have changed. Rick “Sanctum” Santorum has already begun his run for 2016. For all of his vacillation on many issues of importance to progressives, Chafee has shown that his heart and his morals are in the right place on a few basic issues. thanks

  • 4. CAMILLE  |  January 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you for your positive response after your original comments. We do take on board all comments/complaints and compliments and will try and remedy anything that we feel should be changed, we will also respond if it is something out of our control. Once again thank you.

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