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April 23, 2013 Edward de Grazia, a lawyer and teacher who in the 1950s and '60s broadened the scope of what Americans would be allowed to read by helping to defeat government bans on sexually explicit books, died on April 11 in Potomac, Md.
Defense of Marriage Act decision will shape lives In 2005, Kansas became the 18th state to ban same-sex marriage, barring gay and lesbian couples from 1,138 federal benefits to marriage, ranging from estate taxation to child and health care. This
A lawsuit filed in federal court in Arkansas argues a restrictive new state abortion law violates the guidelines set out by the Supreme Court in Roe vs...The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the suit, says the law is "in violation of over
Toobin outlines Supreme Court's move to right Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 4:57 p.m...A quick but insightful tour through the past 60 years of the United States Supreme Court provided the center of author and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin's
In 2009, Christinna Maldonado chose Matt and Melanie Capobianco to love, nurture, and raise her soon-to-be-born child. The Capobiancos had long wanted to be parents and after seven failed in vitro fertilization attempts, made the decision to enter
00 a.m. on Monday morning, I read on Twitter that Anthony Lewis, the revered New York Times legal writer and columnist, had died at age 85. A few minutes later, I sent out a Tweet calling him a giant of journalism who saved Gideon & Bosnia.
The city council voted 6-0 late Monday night to give City Manager James Keene the discretion to raise the banner for gay pride as well as pass a resolution recognizing that 76 percent of voters in the city rejected state Proposition 8, which defined
The law of the land recognizes the authority of states to license marriage. The majority of states, including Indiana, provide a marriage license only to a man and woman while nine states also allow same-sex couples to receive a license to marry...
Sen. Claire McCaskill has become the second sitting U.S. senator in less than two weeks to endorse gay marriage, days before the Supreme Court considers major two cases on the issue. I have come to the conclusion that our government should not limit
The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Mar. 17 2013, 7:30 PM EDT Last updated Sunday, Mar. 17 2013, 7:30 PM EDT It was an embrace unimaginable in Canada. The first Hispanic justice of the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, having written a