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An amicus brief in the Supreme Court argues that a baker's expansive claims would "punch a hole through the center of the Nation's anti-discrimination laws"

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A very interesting decision handed down Wednesday by a New York appellate court.

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The U.S. Supreme Court says same-sex couples are guaranteed the right to marry "on the same terms and conditions as opposite-sex couples" and must be given "the constellation of benefits that the States have linked to marriage." The Texas Supreme Court says these are open questions. Let's see who wins.

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What birth certificates and wedding cakes have in common.

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In a major decision breaking with every other federal appeals court to rule on the issue, the en banc Seventh Circuit held today that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination forbidden by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The vote was 8-3. The opinion in Hively v. Ivy Tech […]

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Gay rights have helped shape modern Second Amendment law, thanks to the group Pink Pistols and men such as Tom G. Palmer and Jonathan Rauch.

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Fortunately, the Washington Court of Appeals has reversed the trial court decision, holding that the order violates the First Amendment.

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Thirty years ago, opponents scared Houston voters into rejecting an equal rights ordinance. Now they're using very similar tactics to defeat another ordinance. Will it work again?

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Plus, two potential constitutional problems with the bill based on the Equal Protection Clause and the First Amendment itself.

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I've recently (including on this blog) been encountering a view that, if Kim Davis wants to engage in disobedience, she at least has to quit -- because otherwise she's be violating her oath of office. But does the oath of office really carry that much weight, and prevent strategies of disobedience that involve undermining your job from the inside?

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