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US Supreme Court vacates 4th Circuit Court’s ruling in favor of transgender teen

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled in favor of Gavin Grimm, the 17-year-old female-to-male transgender teen who took on his local school district when they refused to allow him to use the boys’ restrooms and locker facilities at his high school. The 4th Circuit ruled in Gavin’s favor based on the Title IX guidelines issued by the Obama Administration. Monday, the US Supreme Court has vacated the earlier decision in GG vs Gloucester County School District and returned the case to the 4th Circuit Court for reconsideration.

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Religion was trumped by biology this week before the US Supreme Court regarding marriage equality

Soon after the case for marriage equality was won before the Massachusetts Supreme Court, in 2003, conservatives, clergy and laypeople alike, began fighting against it on religious grounds; God had handed down marriage of one man and one woman from on high.

That argument wasn’t to be found this week in the case presented by John Bursch, representing those opposed to marriage equality. Mr Brosch’s answer to the question posed by Justice Breyer as why marriage should be denied to same […]

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Some whacky reasons suggested as to why the US Supreme Court should decide against marriage equality

At 10:00 am on 28 APR 2015 the US Supreme Court will hear arguments with regard to the future of marriage equality for the nation. Over the past few months there has been an avalanche of local, state and federal court decisions that have advanced same gender marriage in state after state. Currently gay, lesbian and bisexual folks can legally marry same gender partners in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Last month Puerto Rico announced that it would […]

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