Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Queer and Queerer Ep. 42 – Free Speech Impediment

Zack and Peterson are back in person with each other, but it might be the last time for a while, as Zack has accepted a job in the DC area! But don’t worry, the podcast isn’t going anywhere! This week we take a trip to Harding University in Arkansas, Flour Bluff School District in Texas, […]

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Westboro Wins Before SCOTUS, As They Should Have

The vile Westboro Baptist Church won before the Supreme Court, and we should celebrate their victory. By not sugar coating their anti-gay rhetoric, they continue to be an important litmus test for homophobia among opponents of LGBT equality.

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Cronk: Mirror Universe Supreme Court (Christian Legal Society v. Martinez)

How would things have looked in a mirror universe where the Supreme Court ruled the other way in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez? My article today on The Cronk of Higher Education explores how things might have been different. Here’s a preview: In a groundbreaking decision this week, the United States Supreme Court has ruled […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 13 – The Right To Discriminate and Allies Gone Wild

Zack and Peterson are back this week to talk about the Supreme Court ruling in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez and the good-intentioned but not always effective efforts of allies. Zack outlines the details of the case and the importance of nondiscrimination policies in higher education and highlights, in particular the dissent in the case. […]

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Supreme Court Upholds University Nondiscrimination Statement

When I first wrote about the case of the Christian Legal Society at the University of California’s Hastings College of Law, I offered that here was an issue that related to LGBT rights, religion, and higher education, so it was a quintessential topic for my blog. I followed up in April when the case, Christian […]

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Supreme Court Saves Washington State From Becoming Police State

Now here’s some good news. I’m not going to linger on the issue, because I’ve certainly written enough about it before (on August 13, August 28, September 11, and October 15). Think back to last year’s election in Washington State when Referendum 71 was on the ballot, threatening the marriage-like domestic partnership law. Ultimately Ref. […]

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Christian Students Demanding Freedom to Discriminate from Supreme Court

Today, oral arguments began in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, the case in which a student group at the University of California’s Hastings College of Law is suing for the right to be recognized as a student group (with access to campus resources) and to be able to discriminate based on their religious beliefs (meaning […]

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Westboro Baptist, Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly, and the KKK: Pick a Side!

The “Culture Wars” are dumb. Who even knows what the expression really means? It seems to me it’s a struggle between the tolerant and intolerant in which the intolerant paint the tolerant as “intolerant” of their intolerance in the name of maintaining their intolerance in the wake of the tolerants’ “intolerance.” In less-confusing rhetoric, everyone […]

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#Prop8 in the Interim: Spread The Word!

As you know, we are currently on hiatus for a few weeks until the court reconvenes for closing arguments in Perry v. Schwarzenegger. During this time, I’m turning my sights to Creating Change and a new Faces For Equality collection, but I’ll still post occasionally if there are important updates. There is still a considerable […]

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Prop 8 Trial Week 1 Weekend Updates (Sunday)

Here is another round of relevant articles about Perry v. Schwarzenegger. » MLK Day: An Opportunity for President Obama to Speak Out in Favor of Equal Rights by The Advocate’s Jon Barrett (Editor in Chief) This article is not specifically about Proposition 8, but has particular significance this weekend. The Advocate’s Editor in Chief, Jon […]

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