Tag Archives: equal protection

Will Other States Pass Arizona Style Immigration Laws?

 Post by Randall Ryder Earlier this year, the state of Arizona passed a new immigration law that generated a tremendous amount of controversy. The Governor of Nebraska recently said he would strive to pass a similar law in his second term.…

Department of Justice Acts to Stop ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Injunction

The Department of Justice has filed legal briefs in an attempt to stop a federal judge from issuing an injunction that would immediately halt the military from using the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy. Earlier this month, the judge had…

Will Tuesday’s Vote End Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?

A provision that would end the military’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy will be voted on by Senators on Tuesday as part of the annual defense authorization bill. Opponents, however, are arguing that the provision should not be included as…

Federal Judge Says Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is Unconstitutional

A federal judge in California has ruled that the military’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy is unconstitutional. The judge plans to issue an injunction that will prevent the government from enforcing the policy. The Department of Justice, however, will have…

Gay Couples Legally Married Elsewhere Cannot Get Divorced in Texas

In Texas, marriage is between a man and a woman – and so is a divorce. A Texas appellate court ruled that gay couples, even if they are legally married in another state, cannot get divorced in Texas. "A person…

Will Gay Marriages Resume in California Next Week?

United States District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker has put a temporary stay on his ruling that overturned Proposition 8. Judge Walker has given Proposition 8′s supporters until August 18 to appeal his decision. Last week, the Judge struck down…

Schwarzenegger Asks for Same-Sex Marriages to Resume

California’s Attorney General and Governor Schwarzenegger both have asked for California to resume same-sex marriages after the ban on same-sex marriages was struck down last week. Last week, Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriages, was struck down as unconstitutional.  Writing…

Judge Rules California’s Ban on Gay Marriage is Unconstitutional

A United States District Court Judge has ruled that California’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, saying the ban “unconstitutionally burdens the exercise of the fundamental right to marry and creates and irrational classification on the basis of sexual orientation.…

White House Presses Pentagon to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

The White House is putting more pressure on the the Pentagon to repeal "don’t ask, don’t tell" sooner rather than later. The policy, which was implemented under former President Clinton, prohibits the military from asking recruits about their sexual orientation.…