Supreme Court Prepares to Fuck Up This Birth Control Thing

Whelp, it was good while it lasted. Analysts following what's become known as the "Hobby Lobby case" predict that, following oral arguments before the Supreme Court today, it seems likely that the five conservative men on the nation's highest court are likely to band together and rule that a woman's boss's religious… » 3/25/14 4:00pm 3/25/14 4:00pm

Hobby Lobby Anti-Contraception SCOTUS Case Is Even Worse Than It Seems

Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments against Obamacare's contraception coverage mandate from Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties. Both for-profit corporations believe that it's their religious right to withhold contraception coverage from their female employees; it's a completely ridiculous and… » 3/20/14 5:00pm 3/20/14 5:00pm

Happy 'Conservative Dudes Shit On Your Rights Day,' Ladies!

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To be completely fair, every day is Conservative Dudes Shit On Your Rights Day if you look at things from the right (pun intended) angle. But even in the current anti-letting women mind their own bodies climate, today was special. Isn't it nice to know that some old guys in Washington who you'll never meet care so… » 1/15/14 2:10pm 1/15/14 2:10pm

What the DOMA Decision Does and Doesn't Mean for Gay Marriage

As you have perhaps heard, Supreme Court has done something about gay marriage! This is a big deal, because for some reason a vocal group of heterosexuals have prevented gay people from getting married, even though us straights aren’t even using the dang institution for anything! Rude! After a rough week of… » 6/27/13 11:25am 6/27/13 11:25am

Unclench, Folks: Today Didn't Suck. Actually, Today Was Pretty Great.

When you're a pro-lady consumer of news who's attempting to process the world's crappiness on a daily basis, it's easy to find yourself oscillate between feeling like an invertebrate puddle of exhaustion and despair. But today? Not only did today's news not suck, it epically didn't suck. So take a deep breath and enjoy … » 6/26/13 5:00pm 6/26/13 5:00pm

Prop 8 Plaintiff's On-Air Proposal Will Touch You in the Feelings

Fire up your tear ducts, campers. After the SCOTUS effectively struck down California's Prop 8 this morning, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo — the case's original plaintiffs — delivered a statement outside the Supreme Court that ended about as well as a live court case reaction statement could end: with a marriage… » 6/26/13 11:50am 6/26/13 11:50am

Clarence Thomas Is the Absolute Worst. Here's Why.

Everyone knows Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the best Supreme Court justice, but which one is King Shit of Poop Mountain? The competition is pretty fierce. We all know Justice Alito is a dick (don’t nobody step to RBG on my watch, dog). Scalia is an immortal, squealing pig-demon who feels naught but agony. Chief Justice… » 6/25/13 4:45pm 6/25/13 4:45pm

SCOTUS Issues Ruling On Affirmative Action, and It's A Little Weird

This morning, the Supreme Court finally delivered its opinion in Fisher v. University of Texas—the affirmative action case the Court has been marinating on since October. And the decision was…anti-climactic. » 6/24/13 5:00pm 6/24/13 5:00pm

George W. Bush's Awful "Anti-Prostitution Oath" Is Unconstitutional

Man, the Supreme Court wants to go on summer vacay so bad! All it wants to do is head to the cabin upstate, chill at the lake, and make out with its boyfriend (he’s from Canada, you don’t know him), but Dad is being a total knob about driving privileges. “No driving until you finish all your opinions from last term… » 6/21/13 7:15pm 6/21/13 7:15pm

SCOTUS Avoids Dystopian Nightmare and Says Your Genes Belong to You

This morning, the Supreme Court unanimously (cute!) ruled that human genes are not patentable. The Court heard oral arguments in the case back in April, with the ACLU arguing strongly against Myriad Genetics’s right to patent two genes that put women at a greater risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer—BRCA1 and… » 6/13/13 6:45pm 6/13/13 6:45pm

The Heartbreaking Story of a Native American Adoption Gone Awry

Today, Native Americans are widely recognized as the muse for our underthings as well as the wellspring of our cultural appropriation needs. Oh, but it turns out they also love their families, take pride in their communities, and wish to pass on their cultural traditions to their children. Interestingly enough, Native… » 4/18/13 10:50am 4/18/13 10:50am

So, Uh, What's the Supreme Court Doing About Gay Marriage? An Idiot's…

Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States, known primarily for their taste in fine hats and awesome lady-collars, heard oral arguments on Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges the constitutionality of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Today they heard oral arguments on United States v.… » 3/27/13 5:45pm 3/27/13 5:45pm