Will a rightward shift on the bench would result in the reversal of Obergefell? Probably not.
New Justice Amy Coney Barrett expresses concerns about wider implications of antidiscrimination policies.
Why this Religious Freedom Case is Different From the Others [updated with an important qualification]
In Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a key case currently before the Supreme Court, there is a strong reason to rule for the government that doesn't apply in most other religious-liberty disputes.
The settlement is subject to federal court approval.
His statement doesn’t change Catholic Church teachings, but it’s an indicator of big cultural shifts.
Why are LGBT leaders letting the antigay senator frame polyamory as something bad and wrong?
Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito worry about the future of religious freedom. That’s not the same as a call to overturn the decision.
Federal Court Strikes Down State Department Rule Denying Citizenship to Foreign-Born Children of Same-Sex Couples
The ruling was issued by a conservative Trump appointee.
The Supreme Court is about to tackle the issue.
Arizona's Supreme Court Rules Christian Calligraphers Can't Be Forced to Make Gay Wedding Invitations
Justices rule that invitations are expressive speech and businesses cannot be compelled to write messages they oppose.
So holds the Arizona Supreme Court.
Understanding what’s at stake in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia
The mysterious "hybrid rights" doctrine comes up again—but might not matter.
Lawsuit Challenges State Department Policy Discriminating Against Foreign-Born Children of Same-Sex Married Couples
The policy denies citizenship to some children of married US-citizen same-sex couples if the child is born abroad, in situations where the child of opposite-sex couples are automatically considered citizens. It is a clear case of unconstitutional sex discrimination.
SCOTUS wants to see anti-discrimination laws applied without religious bias.
After the state ends a lawsuit over a transgender celebration cake, the customer files her own civil claim.
The Fight Conservatives Are Having Over Theocracy and Classical Liberalism Obscures How Beaten Their Movement Is
The postwar era has been an endless series of rebukes to social conservatives—and a win for libertarians.
The U.S. Supreme Court had sent the case back down to be considered in light of the (narrow) Masterpiece Cakeshop decision.
Most politicians have evolved on gay issues. But not all were directly connected to anti-gay organizations.
But losing taught libertarians how to win
The Iowa Republican is dialing up the anti-gay rhetoric.
Justices are being asked yet again to argue about wedding cakes and whether the Civil Rights Act covers discrimination against gay and transgender people.
No, a baker cannot be compelled to "support gay marriage" with frosting.
State Department Demands Spouses of Gay Diplomats, U.N. Staff Get Legally Married to Visit—Even if They Can't
An absurdly petty intersection of anti-gay and anti-foreigner policies.
How should we feel about conscience-based discrimination?
At Turning Point USA's Summit for Conservative Teens, Dave Rubin Said He Was Gay Married—and the Crowd Cheered
"I'm gay married. You people don't care about that, do you?" They did not.
The former president has "no problem" with gay weddings, though he adds that churches shouldn't be forced to perform them.
Comparing the records of two right-of-center justices.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Got Booted From a Restaurant, but Florists and Photographers Should Have to Work Gay Weddings?
Let's get behind economic freedom for everyone, even when we don't like how they use it.
Washington State told to revisit ruling against Arlene's Flowers.
I discuss last week's Supreme Court opinions and much more with Professors Dan Epps and Ian Samuel.
The mercurial justice lets everybody down, again.
After oral arguments last year, Stephanie Slade correctly observed that "justices might have found a sort of get-out-of-jail-free card." Also on the Reason Podcast: Bill Clinton, Roseanne, Samantha Bee, Kim Kardashian, and maybe the worst celebrity of the week, Larry Kudlow.
This 7-2 ruling is more about Colorado's biased enforcement of discrimination law than freedom of expression.
Why do adults need a judge's approval to be married, anyway?
School choice and cultural pressure are better than government mandates.