132 posts categorized "SUPREME COURT"

Jun 30 2014
NGLCC On Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: Connecting The Dots Comments (0)

Justin Nelson, co-founder and president of The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, reacts to Burwell v. Hobby Lobby:

Justin“This is truly a disappointing day because a majority of the Supreme Court justices has made a decision that will hurt our country, hurt businesses and hurt equality. The ruling for Hobby Lobby sets a dangerous precedent for future laws, such as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, because it could give legal argument to for-profit companies to claim religious exemption on non-discrimination policies.”

“Recognizing a corporate free-exercise right would force companies to divert time and resources away from their core business activities in order to manage inevitable conflicts about the company’s purported religious beliefs that will arise among corporate stakeholders.

“NGLCC is also greatly bothered that this ruling appears to now create a substantial threat to major gains in coverage the Affordable Care Act has brought to individuals.”

 
I (Religiously) Object! Comments (0)

Labor-Unions

The Supreme Court was widely expected to hand down two conservative decisions today, and it has:

In Harris v. Quinn, the Court ruled that partial public employees can not be reqired to contribute to unions. In so doing, they're guaranteeing that so-called partial public employees will enjoy all the benefits of the unions' negotiations, but pay for none of it, which some have said is a first step in dismantling unions.

I have no patience for people who are anti-union. There is a lot to criticize about unions, but the bottom line is that without them, we'd be slave labor right about now. And that is what Republicans want.

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In a second major decision, in a case brought by Hobby Lobby, the Court has decided that closely-held businesses with religious objections can opt out of providing birth control for employees. This decision  is the first time the Court has held that a business can have its own religion. You know, kinda like how with Citizens United, the Court found that businesses are people? Well, now those people can have religions.

Opening the door to religious objections is a major step back for America. When businesses can start having religious objections to laws...where does it end? Why can't small businesses refuse to cover any costs of employees they decide are sinful? Justice Ginsburg says, in her dissent, that the Court is heading into “a minefield,” while deciding vote Justice Kennedy claims the decision is not that “broad.”

 
Need To Know: Chest You & Me, Kid + Supreme Injustice? + Aaliyah Biopic Nixed + Rugby Rubbin' + Hurling Insults @ Sterling + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSupreme Court to gut unions, “weaponize” the First Amendment?

*widget boy cultureSupreme Court ready to take on states' gay-marriage bans?

*widget boy cultureAaliyah biopic is OFF.

*widget boy cultureIntense rugby rub-down.

*widget boy cultureBLACK HUMOR: Chris Rock pokes fun at Donald Sterling at BET Awards.

*widget boy cultureElton John says Jesus would support marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureElton John didn't support it not that long ago.

*widget boy cultureWorld Cup hottie: Wilfried Bony.

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*widget boy cultureProp 8 plaintiffs Katami & Zarrillo exchange vows in style.

*widget boy cultureMormon gay-rights advocate staring down excommunication.

*widget boy cultureTexas Democratic convention bursting with LGBT activists.

*widget boy cultureB & Jay-Z tweak Justin Bieber on tour.

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Jun 27 2014
Need To Know: Brief Encounter + The Queen & Prince + World Cup Cojones + Holy Frustration! + Let's Get Physical + MORE! Comments (0)

UnderwearChip & Dale probably stored some nuts in the front.

*widget boy cultureFabio Fognini's is kiddin' around with these briefs.

*widget boy cultureDan Nolan remix of “Frozen.” Queen Latifah remix of “Keep It Together.” Japan-muscle-men

*widget boy cultureRemembering the heyday of Madonna & Prince.

*widget boy cultureWorld Cup peen on display.

*widget boy cultureMassively cool macho-men shirts.

*widget boy cultureMichael Stipe on his first anonymous HIV test.

*widget boy cultureNASA's flying saucers.

*widget boy cultureKid takes selfie with Queen Elizabeth.

*widget boy cultureNutty gay Christian thinks celibacy is required.

*widget boy cultureSupremes side with anti-abortion activists on invading personal space.

*widget boy cultureLaverne Cox on transphobia and Season 3 of Orange is the New Black.

*widget boy cultureOITNB's Natasha Lyonne doing audio book of Lyme disease memoir.

*widget boy cultureRichard Kline, physical instructor to the stars of yesteryear.

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Jun 16 2014
Need To Know: Croatians Rock Out + Male Nip Slips + Against Their George Will + The Littlest Lohan + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureNaked Croatian World Cuppers romping at their hotel. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureA collection of male nip slips. (Jerk Friendly)

*widget boy cultureKelly Clarkson is a mom!

*widget boy cultureDebbie Harry in Scooter LaForge.

*widget boy cultureOregon shooter a right-wing religious nutjob.

*widget boy cultureGeorge Will thinks reporting being raped is for status-seekers.

*widget boy cultureWHAT A WAY TO GO!: Corpse propped up at final party.

*widget boy cultureAnother sibling for Lindsay Lohan? Oh, joy.

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton and Sonia Sotomayor meet up...at Costco!

*widget boy cultureYoung model Lucas Coppini dies following car crash coma.

Lucas-CoppiniRest in peace

 
May 07 2014
Need To Know: Fassbender On Top, Mary Jane Machine, The Cursing Nun, America Needs Porsha Control + MORE! Comments (0)

Fassbender-McAvoySomeone's in the kitchen with Fassbender...

Boy-CultureHugh Jackman helps Michael Fassbender & James McAvoy achieve fan friction.

Boy-CultureMan and transgender woman on trial in Uganda for homosexual acts.

Boy-CultureMarijuana vending machines, eh.

Boy-CultureOur Gang and Laurel & Hardy actress Jackie Lynn Taylor dies at 88.

Boy-CultureI've been remiss: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. died May 2 at 95.

Boy-CultureSally Field vs. Julia Roberts in filthy Celebrity Curse-Off.

Boy-CultureSupreme Court losing fans faster than an audited Twitter account.

Boy-CultureBabies with eyebrows is a good idea:

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Boy-CultureClass assignment: Argue whether the Holocaust was or wasn't real.

Boy-CultureIdiotic Johnny Weir and his crook husband reconcile. Yay?

Boy-CultureRHOA's Porsha Williams apologizes for explicitly anti-gay sermon.

Boy-CultureMaybe she would've been a good match for a dictator's son.

Boy-CultureJinkx Monsoon's The Inevitable Album is out at Out.

Boy-CultureHGTV giving show to anti-gay zealots David & Jason Benham. UPDATE: It's off!

Boy-CultureMichael Musto's letter to Michael Alig is killer.

Boy-CultureHE BANGS: Ricky Martin papped in his undies.

Boy-CultureMet streaker was Madonna's hydrangea-bearing prankster, Vitalii Sediuk.

Met-streaker-Vitali-Sediuk-shirtlessMankini overboard! (Photo by @jimshi809)

 
May 01 2014
Need To Know: Lindsay Needed Franco Fix, Amy Schumer vs. The Plastics, College Cocksman, FOX's Big White Hole + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureJames Franco did not have sex with that Lindsay Lohan woman.

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*widget boy cultureAmy Schumer on body (and face, don't forget face!) dysmorphia.

*widget boy cultureYOU BETTER CLERK: Judge Scalia's epic dissent hobbled by glaring factual error. Rob-Ford-Judge-Judy-Rock-Hudson-Phyllis-Gates-gay

*widget boy cultureIs Prince Harry bicurious? Or just dick-lomatic?

*widget boy cultureCollege stud services women, pops balloons, for cash.

*widget boy cultureRapper, athlete and Shaquille O'Neal mock disabled man.

*widget boy cultureBrunei slips steadily backward toward the Stone Age.

*widget boy culturePeople gets perfect pic of Clooney enGAYgement ring.

*widget boy cultureJudge Judy to kick asses, take names in prime time.

*widget boy cultureMayor Rob Ford decides he has a problem.

*widget boy culturePeaches Geldof had one—death attributed to O.D.

*widget boy cultureJane Lynch iffy on reports Naya Rivera fired from Glee.

*widget boy cultureVincent Paterson preferred the old, young Madonna.

*widget boy cultureThe UN's pro-gay Bollywood-style campaign.

*widget boy cultureRush Limbaugh calls gay Don Lemon “big black hole.”

*widget boy cultureSo what you're saying is that Shep Smith is gay, regardless?

*widget boy cultureEllen DeGeneres tells Ellen Page she's proud of her for coming out:

 
Apr 07 2014
Shut Up And Take The Picture Comments (0)

Supreme-Court

The Supreme Court has swatted away an appeal by Elane Photography, a New Mexico business that refused to shoot a same-sex wedding album in defiance of the state's laws. It's a big loss for "religious freedom" backers, whose dangerous belief that people and businesses should be able to refuse service on religious grounds would take the U.S. toward theocracy.