Swerving to the Right

Swerving to the Right

The Supreme Court rulings that made marriage equality a reality for many same-sex couples and struck down an Arizona law that made it harder to register to vote were important civil rights victories. But, they obscure our highest court’s rightward shift....
One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

“Be prepared” is the motto of the Boy Scouts of America. Surely its national leaders remembered those words as they prepped for backlash from a recent decision to admit openly gay Scouts while maintaining a ban on gay adults. As a result of the policy...
DOMA’s Demise

DOMA’s Demise

I arrived at the Supreme Court a half hour before decision time, only to wade into a sea of rainbow, red, white, and blue. The last time I was here was in March. Bundled into my coat and scarf, I joined a demonstration outside the court as opening arguments were heard...