Maryland Drops School from State Voucher Program over Christian Beliefs

In the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court’s 2015 landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, it concerned some jurists that institutions favoring traditional marriage might receive heavy-handed treatment from the government as a result of the ruling. Conservative justices on the court strongly dissented and raised concerns about the implications of the case on wide-reaching elements of American society. Notably, Justice Samuel Alito was worried about the effects it would have on people of faith, when he said that Obergefell “will be used to vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy.”  While the Left had argued

Will the Supreme Court’s Swing Vote Retire?

Last summer, rumors abounded that Associate Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy would retire, but nothing came of it. Those rumors were given new life as Politico released the audio of a speech made by Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) in Las Vegas last week. Heller hopes that a Kennedy retirement would rally his base in a race where his reelection is at best uncertain. “Kennedy is going to retire around sometime early summer. Which I’m hoping will get our base a little motivated because right now they’re not very motivated. But I think a new Supreme Court justice will get them

Polygamists’ Lawsuit: If Same-Sex Couples Can Marry, Why Can’t We?

A group of polygamists and a “machinist” have filed a lawsuit against the State of Mississippi for allegedly violating the U.S. Constitution. They argue that by legalizing same-sex marriage and simultaneously forbidding other types of unions, the government is favoring one religious view over others. That, they say, is a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment which prohibits laws “respecting an establishment of religion” over others by giving it preferential treatment. The plaintiffs note that their defense of the Establishment Clause should not be reason for anyone to accuse them of bigotry: The plaintiffs are not bigots

How Anthony Kennedy’s Retirement Could Reshape American Culture

Recent speculation has mounted regarding the potential retirement of Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. Widely seen as the swing vote on key issues, his exit from the court would have enormous ramifications. While viewed as moderate overall, he has repeatedly sided with the justices who far more liberally interpret the Constitution when cases involving social issues are brought before the court. As the second oldest justice, and the longest serving, his retirement is one of the more likely to happen in the near future. While still in the rumor stage, the potential vacancy has been discussed at the very

First Legal Same-Sex “Throuple” Marriage Celebrated in Colombia

If you think that the legalization of polyamorous marriage in the US is a distant reality, think again. In Colombia, where same-sex marriage was legalized just over one year ago, the first three-person single-sex marriage has already been legally recognized. Hugo Prada, John Alejandro Rodriguez, and Manuel Jose Bermudez, the newly married “throuple,” say they would have entered into an even larger group marriage had their fourth partner not died from cancer. Prada celebrated the legal recognition of his new marriage, the first of its kind in Colombia. We wanted to validate our household . . . and our rights,

Liberals Bet It All on the Court — And They’re About to Lose

Live by the court, die by the court. For decades now, the Left has been using the courts to force their unpopular, unconstitutional ideas on the American people, who would not accept them through the democratic process. Some of the most egregious examples include Roe v. Wade (abortion), Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex marriage), and NFIB v. Sebelius (Obamacare). It’s awfully convenient — the Left doesn’t have to worry about any of that democracy stuff. (The 31 states that voted against redefining marriage prior to Obergefell, for example, just weren’t cutting it.) But when so many of your core issues rest

“Sister Wives” Family Wants the Supreme Court to Legalize Polygamy. Here’s Why They Might Win.

The Supreme Court, which has not tried a polygamy case in a century, just granted Kody Brown, star of the TLC reality television show Sister Wives, until September 10 to file a petition for the nation’s highest court to review his case for the legalization of polygamy. Fox News reports: The reality star and his wives sued Utah in 2012 over its historic ban on plural marriage. The Browns were under investigation for bigamy after their TLC reality show aired. They claim the ban on plural marriage infringes on … their right to privacy. If the Supreme Court interprets the

Florida Governor Betrays Conservative Principles with Obergefell Answer

In an interview on Tuesday evening sure to upset the conservative grassroots, Florida Governor Rick Scott said that the Republican Party needs to de-emphasize its opposition to the LGBT agenda. “We need to figure out how to come together as a country and include the Republican Party,” Scott said. “We all need to come together,” adding, “It’s the law of the land.” There are deep constitutional problems with Scott’s response. Princeton professor and conservative intellectual Robert George has argued several times that surrendering to activist judges on cases like Roe v. Wade or Obergefell v. Hodges undermines constitutional government as

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