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Lesbian attorney Inga Bernstein's nomination to a federal district court seat has been pending for a year now, but a blockade of Obama nominees, including a Supreme Court nominee, portends she'll wait even longer.
In a first of its kind decision, a Massachusetts judge ruled December 16 that a Catholic school did not have constitutional protection to violate a state law when it rescinded a job offer to a food services employee “because he
The Supreme Court of the United States will rule any day now on whether it is a violation of the federal constitution for states to bar same-sex couples from marrying. But for weeks now, in apparent anticipation that the court
Republican candidates won enough U.S. Senate seats Tuesday night to take over the majority in both chambers of Congress, but in an even more stunning victory, Republicans took over the governor’s offices in three strongly Democratic states –Illinois, Maryland, and,
A Seventh Circuit panel grilled attorneys for Indiana and Wisconsin this week over their reasons for banning marriage for same-sex couples. The Supreme Court extended a stay last week on a Fourth Circuit decision that Virginia's ban on marriage for
Two openly gay nominees to the federal bench are pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. One, Darrin Gayles, has his confirmation hearing today. The other, Staci Yandle, had to respond to additional questions from one Republican concerning the