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Poll: Republicans and Conservatives Support the Constitution Less

Earlier this month, Quinnipiac University released the results of a public opinion survey of a nationwide sample of registered voters. These results indicate that of all groups of Americans, Republicans and conservatives are least likely to support the U.S. Constitution.

On the First Amendment freedoms of of speech, assembly and religion:

On whether […]

Tucson and Phoenix Hold More Rallies Against SB 1070 May 5

The Arizona protests that began in earnest during the last week of April show no sign of abating in the first week of May. April saw the passage of SB 1070, a new state law that violates the 4th Amendment by requiring police to search and seize citizens’ and legal residents’ papers without probable cause, […]

Sponsor my NO on 1 Walk on Route 1 for Maine Marriage Equality

Because I believe in equal protection under law, because I don’t like it when some people tell other people how to live their lives, and because I wouldn’t want government to try and ban MY marriage, I’ll be voting NO on Ballot Question 1 this November in Maine. Voting NO on 1 will keep same-sex […]

Interstate Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage: It’s Constitutional. It’s Biblical.

What’s your standard for enacting laws? Is it a legal standard, in which all laws must fit within the U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of the land? Is it a Christian theocratic standard, in which all laws must be compatible with the Christian Bible? Under either standard, the recognition of same-sex marriages across state lines […]

Interstate Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage: It's Constitutional. It's Biblical.

What’s your standard for enacting laws? Is it a legal standard, in which all laws must fit within the U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of the land? Is it a Christian theocratic standard, in which all laws must be compatible with the Christian Bible? Under either standard, the recognition of same-sex marriages across state lines […]

LGBT Equality Caucus Members Who Don't Support DOMA Repeal

Earlier this week, Rep. Jerrold Nadler introduced H.R. 3567, the Respect for Marriage Act of 2009. This bill, if passed, would repeal the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA), a piece of legislation enacted in the 1990s revoking the presumption that same-sex marriages carried out in one state would be recognized in other states or by […]

If Marriage Laws are Religiously Based, Government Chooses Between Religions

A fair number of Americans are justifying marriage discrimination against gay and lesbian people by making references to their religious beliefs. Take fundamentalist Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, who recently sent this message to sympathetic Maine churches from his post in Washington, DC, urging them to ban same-sex marriage in the state:

Since […]

Is Your Representative Trying to Overturn the 14th Amendment?

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Jo Ann Emerson Amendment Puts Religion in Schools at the Whim of a Tyrranical Majority

House Joint Resolution 6 is an amendment to the United States Constitution proposed by Republican Representative Jo Ann Emerson. It reads:

Nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to prohibit individual or group prayer in public schools or other public institutions. No person shall be required by the United States or by any State to […]

Constitution Signs to Print and Carry to the Inauguration 1-20-09

Since the DC Metro became the only motorized way to get into the Obama Inauguration for people who can’t hire a limo or bus, its 18×18 inch sign restriction has become the de facto limit on free speech for January 20, 2009.

Ay, well. If homeland security gives you lemons, make lemonade. Here are […]

A Space for Equal Protection Under Law at the Inaugural Parade

Just before the new year, VJack issued a call for gays, lesbians and atheists to find common cause and to…

suggest that an alliance between the atheist and GLBT communities might be worthy of serious consideration. We have a great deal in common. We also share a common “enemy” in Christian extremists, a group determined […]