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SCOTUS Stops Horrid Texas Abortion Restrictions, For Now

The Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay on HB 2, Texas’ disastrous anti-abortion law, which would have closed most clinics in the state. That means the state will be temporarily unable to enforce the law; the Supreme Court will likely hear the case next term. This is good news, for now, possibly followed next… »6/29/15 5:20pm6/29/15 5:20pm

Man Thinks NBC Changed Logo For Gay Marriage, Will Have None Of It

Poor, poor Don Stair. All this Little Rock resident wanted was to live in a world where the media doesn’t cater to the views of one tiny and perverted sexual minority. That’s why he was livid when his NBC affiliate changed the colors of their peacock logo to the rainbow flag to support gay marriage and chose to give… »6/29/15 3:30pm6/29/15 3:30pm

Republican Senator Says Gay Pals Disagree With Supreme Court Ruling

Republican Senator James Inhofe says that his gay friends, like him, are displeased with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that lifted bans on same-sex marriages. “I’ve been disappointed, and I was not surprised. I thought they would rule the way they did. I know a lot of people, actually a lot of people who are… »6/27/15 5:35pm6/27/15 5:35pm

Texas County Clerk Refuses Gay Marriage Licenses, Just to Be a Dick

A county clerk in Texas is refusing to issue gay marriage licenses, and pretending like she has a good reason. Denton County Clerk Juli Luke issued two statements today, the first saying that she’s refusing to issue the licenses because state law now conflicts with federal law, and the second claiming that actually… »6/26/15 5:50pm6/26/15 5:50pm

Internet Absolutely Losing Its Shit Over SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

If you haven’t yet seen the news, it’s a great day for the gay community and an awful one for homophobes: the Supreme Court of the United Stated legalized gay marriage in all of the land! In honor of the ruling, here are some of the fantastic and touching reactions of Americans on the internet. »6/26/15 2:30pm6/26/15 2:30pm

Now That Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal, We're Gonna Need Some Gay Romcoms

OK. Take a breath, everyone. I know that excitement over the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling is going to make it difficult to focus on anything else today/this weekend, but we really have to start considering the implications of this news. It’s wonderful that marriage equality is now a real thing in the… »6/26/15 12:30pm6/26/15 12:30pm

Surprise! The Supreme Court Just Saved the Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court has smacked down a major challenge to the Affordable Care Act, one that could have caused millions of Americans to lose health insurance coverage. In a 6-3 decision, they ruled against the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, who argued that the federal government couldn’t provide subsidies for health… »6/25/15 10:50am6/25/15 10:50am

Supreme Court: Texas Can Refuse to Issue Confederate License Plates

In one of several giant rulings expected this month, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state of Texas isn’t obligated to issue specialty license plates for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board refused to issue a special SCV plate bearing a Confederate flag. That… »6/18/15 1:50pm6/18/15 1:50pm

Here's Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in HBO's Confirmation

Kerry Washington, who is playing Anita Hill in the upcoming HBO biopic entitled Confirmation, gave her fans proof in an Instagram on Tuesday. If Game Change, the story of Sarah Palin and John McCain’s presidential and vice presidential election campaign, is any indication, Confirmation will be amazing. »6/16/15 4:30pm6/16/15 4:30pm

Antonin Scalia Called His Bestie Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Goldberg'

Weird but true: Jezebel idol and baddest Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is very good friends with Antonin Scalia, the guy who thinks women using “the F word” are ruining America. That—and the fact that they’ve worked together for 22 years—makes it moderately surprising that he called her by the wrong name… »6/15/15 6:20pm6/15/15 6:20pm

Jessica Williams & The Daily Show Commemorate the 'Hate Class of 2015'

While the Supreme Court is currently considering the question of marriage equality, the wider cultural consensus has shifted so much on the matter in recent years that this feels like a last stand for opponents of same-sex marriage. And so, Jessica Williams and The Daily Show took a few minutes to bid farewell to the… »5/05/15 9:50am5/05/15 9:50am

Hobby Lobby Made Indiana's Religious Discrimination Bill Possible

Yesterday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed SB 101 into law, a "religious freedom" bill that will allow business owners in the state to discriminate against whoever they please. A dozen other states are considering similar measures, but in the meantime, let's consider how we got here: the Supreme Court's terrible… »3/27/15 9:50am3/27/15 9:50am