The Courts

Court Finds Homosexuality Is Not A Mental Disease

Court Finds Homosexuality Is Not A Mental Disease

For the first time, a U.S. court has held that homosexuality is not a mental disease. New Jersey Superior Court Judge Peter F. Bariso Jr. ruled on Tuesday that therapists who claim that homosexuality is a curable mental disorder are committing consumer fraud in “an ongoing lawsuit filed on behalf of four men who say […]

Why The Alabama Chief Justice Should Lose Showdown Over Same-Sex Marriage

Why The Alabama Chief Justice Should Lose Showdown Over Same-Sex Marriage

UPDATE, February 09, 2015 at 10:33 AM EST: The Associated Press reports that “Jefferson County probate judge Alan King issued a license to two women shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Alabama attorney general’s request to extend a hold on a federal judge’s ruling overturning the state’s ban on gay marriage.” This was in spite of […]

Lawmaker Wants To Bar Local Prosecution Of Elected State Officials – VIDEO

Lawmaker Wants To Bar Local Prosecution Of Elected State Officials – VIDEO

Oklahoma district attorneys are outraged at a proposed bill prohibiting them from prosecuting state officials for public crimes. House Bill 2206, proposed by Republican Rep. Kevin Calvey (R-OKC) would cover state elected officials, legislators, district court and appellate judges, and appointees to state boards and state commissions, and would limit those prosecutions to Oklahoma’s Attorney […]

Republican Officials File False Claims Before Supreme Court In Attempt To Gut Obamacare

Republican Officials File False Claims Before Supreme Court In Attempt To Gut Obamacare

The Republican Attorney Generals of six states filed an amici curiae (friend of the court) brief with the United States Supreme Court in late December in an attempt to gut Obamacare, the nation’s controversial national healthcare program. Those states include Alabama, Georgia, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina and West Virginia, but as Think Progress reports, one […]

Battered Mother, Marissa Alexander, Finally Free From Prison After 3 Years – For Defending Her Life

Battered Mother, Marissa Alexander, Finally Free From Prison After 3 Years – For Defending Her Life

We’ve been following the Marissa Alexander case for two years, and I am extremely happy to post this press release from the Free Marissa Now folks. It’s not a perfect ending, but it’s close enough for now. Marissa can go home to be with her children – and start a new life. Supporters of Marissa […]

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