Culture war bills signed into law in Arkansas, West Virginia, and Tennessee run afoul of Constitution, federal law.
Patrons of Abington's Bush River Books & Video were arrested for the crime of "perverted sexual practice."
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The controversial author on her acclaimed and condemned book, being deplatformed, and the future of free expression in an increasingly polarized marketplace of ideas
Opposed by LGBT and pro-choice advocacy groups, the measure allows doctors to refuse to perform treatments on moral grounds
The refusal leaves in place a federal court decision favoring trans students' right to insist on accommodation.
The positive coverage shows a culture shift on LGBT issues for the better.
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No justices disagreed, but Alito, Gorsuch, and Thomas object that the majority is sidestepping a debate over when laws can overrule religious beliefs.
We've come a long way, baby. Don't let anybody try to convince you otherwise.
Fearmongering culture panic leads to a new dumb low.
He's on Montana's Sex Offender Registry for Consensual Gay Sex—and the State Wants To Keep Him There
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The latest anti-trans salvo isn't just a treatment ban. It forces school officials to snitch on kids who don't act or dress as their birth sex.
A blanket ban on medical procedures for minors is not a prescription for human liberty.
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The anti-discrimination law seems designed to divide when compromise would better serve to expand federal protections.
A new poll says 5.6 percent of Americans identify as gay, bisexual, or transgender.
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A court split between Florida and California may mean an eventual Supreme Court decision.
New Justice Amy Coney Barrett expresses concerns about wider implications of antidiscrimination policies.
His statement doesn’t change Catholic Church teachings, but it’s an indicator of big cultural shifts.
Sens. Mazie Hirono and Cory Booker both criticized the Supreme Court nominee for saying "preference" instead of "orientation."
Such theories are not based in fact.
Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito worry about the future of religious freedom. That’s not the same as a call to overturn the decision.
Increasing tensions between the military-backed ruling class and the student-led democracy movement have prompted massive rallies in the capital.
The presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee offers a highly circumscribed notion of the role of faith in public life.
Good news for free association at college!
The media and activists are using revisionist history of the Stonewall Riots to fit their intersectional narrative.
Conservative legal commentator and experienced religious liberties litigator David French explains why.
Both sides in the landmark employment discrimination decision agree that laws should generally be interpreted based on the "ordinary meaning" of their words. But they differ on what that entails.
The Equality Act would significantly expand government power and it also threatens religious freedom.
Textualism and Purposivism in Today's Supreme Court Decision on Discrimination Against Gays, Lesbians, and Transsexuals
The decision in Bostock v. Clayton County is well-justified from the standpoint of textualism (a theory associated with conservatives), but less clearly so from the standpoint of purposivism (often associated with liberals).
"Only the written word is the law, and all persons are entitled to its benefit."
Justice Neil Gorsuch's majority decision offers a textualist argument for the ruling.
Little Richard helped make the United States a little more black, a little more queer, and a little more free.