Written by Nigel Campbell | Thursday, 28 February 2013
, proposition 8
, supreme court
, marriage equality
, same-sex marriage
The Obama administration's brief asking the Supreme Court court to overturn California's Prop. 8 makes some interesting legal arguments.
While it doesn't go so far as to call for marriage equality across the country, it does make the claim that any state that currently allows civil unions should, in essence, be legalizing same-sex marriage in order to avoid a "separate but equal" standard.
More after the jump.
Written by Instinct Staff | Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Tags: california lawmakers
, senator ricardo lara
, equality california
, boy scouts
, tax exemption
, sexual orientation
, gender identity
Wow! In a bold move that, if passed, will certainly provide incentive for groups to embrace equality, California State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) and Equality California, today, announced the introduction of new legislation that would remove a state tax exemption for any youth group, that discriminates against members and leaders on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
And yep, that includes the Boy Scouts.
More after the jump. FULL STORY