“I know that, realistically, I could have experienced much of this event outside of the courtroom, without spending three nights sleeping on the sidewalk. But for reasons that I’m not fully capable of articulating, it was entirely worth every moment.”
Two cases. Five issues. Nine Justices. Infinite possibilities.
“But from a legal standpoint, how we reach an outcome is every bit as important as the outcome that we reach.”
Prop 8 is going to the California Supreme Court today, and our Legal Eagle is here to tell you what it all means.
Ceara Sturgis wore a bikini once, so why can’t she always wear a bikini/drape? Like hello for the yearbook. I don’t even understand how this is a viable defense so I had to ask our Legal Beagle.
Just when you thought it was safe to register at Pottery Barn in Iowa, voters there remind us that they HATE EQUALITY, and especially the judges who uphold it with unpopular rulings. And once again we have NOM to thank.
Making sense of the election results the day after: how much we lost last night, what it means to have lost, and how hard we’re going to have to work to win it back.
It’s been two days since a federal judge put an injunction on enforcement of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. It sounds great, but there haven’t been many changes yet and the Department of Justice has already indicated clear plans to appeal the decision.
This week has been disheartening for a lot of us queer activists, but cheer up a little bit because Legal Eagle Jessica is here to share some GOOD NEWS about gay adoptions in Florida.
By now you’ve probably heard about Prop 8, right? You’ve probably raised a glass or shed a tear or hugged a puppy, maybe you even told your mom. Wondering what it really means and what’s next? Well good news! Everyone’s favorite resident law expert, Autostraddle Legal Correspondent Jessica is here to explain the ins and outs of the ruling so you can know exactly what to say when you’re gloating to your smack-talking relatives on facebook.
The Prop 8 trial isn’t the only federal litigation happening right now regarding the definition of marriage – two other cases are currently making their way through the federal courts in Massachusetts that challenge the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. Autostraddle’s Legal Eagle explains how this could be a real game-changer.
What happens if Elena Kagan is confirmed and joins the Supreme Court? Is she a friend or a foe in disguise as a friend with a lesbian haircut? Our Legal Eagle Jessica attempts to decipher Kagan’s mysterious record to tell you what her confirmation could mean for gay rights and other key issues.
Jessica our Real-Live Lesbian Lawyer/Legal Eagle, is back with more facts about things we don’t understand! If marriage equality isn’t coming to our states any time soon, what can we do NOW to protect the rights of same-sex couples in the meantime? Project 515 has answers, and its a blueprint you could bring to your own community much sooner than you think.
Autostraddle’s Legal Eagle is back to explain gender discrimination under the Equal Protection Clause, fundamental rights under the Due Process Clause, and HOW WE WIN THIS, Y’ALL. Is helping you understand the Prop 8 trial one of the best things we’ve done since the “Hot Girls in Menswear” gallery? YES.
Our lesbian lawyer Jessica is back to explain the issue of equal protection in the Prop 8 trial happening this week. She’ll tell you what the lawyers are trying to prove, what a suspect class is, and why anyone cares about the economic impact of gay marriage in California.
If you’ve been following the Prop 8 trial this week, you might have a lot of questions about the law and stuff, or perhaps like us you only KINDA understand what’s going on. Our resident legal expert Jessica is here to help! Here’s part one of two of Jessica the Legal Eagle Lawyer Explains It All– if you’ve got questions, she’s got answers.