Justice & the Courts

Morning Buzz | San Francisco Archbishop Defends Joining DC Rally Against Same-sex Marriage

[06.19.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers today’s march in Washington against same-sex marriage, death penalty, drug sentencing reform, unmarried mothers, and charitable giving.

Morning Buzz | SCOTUS Upholds Ban for Public School Graduation Ceremonies in Churches

[06.17.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers Freedom Summer, Hobby Lobby, female children’s impact on judges, Supreme Court decisions, and Obama issues an executive order to bar federal contractors from discriminating LGBT people.

The Morning Buzz | Legal Eagles Fight for Conservative Christian Causes

[05.13.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers Robert P. Jones’s latest article in The Atlantic, a law firm fighting for conservative Christian causes, Arkansas overturns same-sex marriage ban — a decision now being appealed, Pope Francis announces beatification of Paul VI, Michael Sam drafted by St. Louis Rams.

Influential GOP Members Come out to Support Same-sex Marriage

[03.05.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers some prominent Republicans coming out in favor of same-sex marriage, debates over legalizing marijuana in Georgia and California, and a look at a drive-in church in Florida!

National Media Continues to Cover Findings of PRRI LGBT Survey

[02.28.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers same-sex marriage and LGBT rights changes across the country, as well as efforts in more states to legalize marijuana for legal use.

A Decade of Change on Same-sex Marriage

[02.27.2014]

PRRI’s latest research, the 2014 LGBT Issues and Trends Survey, shows support for same-sex marriage jumped 21 percentage points from 2003 – when Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage – to 2013. Currently, a majority (53 percent) of Americans favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, compared to 41 percent who oppose. In 2003, less than one-third (32 percent) of Americans supported allowing gays and […]

The Morning Buzz: #LGBT10 Edition

[02.27.2014]

Today’s Buzz highlights the great coverage of PRRI’s latest report, as well as a series of news stories related to LGBT rights!

As Judge Overturns ban, new PRRI Survey Sheds Light on Texans’ Views on Same-Sex Marriage

[02.26.2014]

Judge Orlando Garcia said in his decision that “state-imposed inequality can find no refuge in our United States Constitution,” but added that the ban on same-sex marriage would remain in place until an appeals court can rule on the case. How will Texans react? PRRI’s A Shifting Landscape: A Decade of Change in American Attitudes about Same-sex Marriage and LGBT Issues provides some insight.

Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Use Controversial Research to Make Case for Michigan Ban

[02.25.2014]

Today’s Morning Buzz covers continued controversy surrounding same-sex marriage, a major scale-down of the U.S. Army, and the death of the oldest known survivor of the Holocaust.

Same-sex Marriage Advocates in Ohio Face Uphill Climb in 2014

[02.24.2014]

A decade after 62 percent of Ohio voters supported a state constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriage, public opinion has undergone a significant shift. The issue of same-sex marriage divides Ohio voters right down the middle: 47 percent of Ohio voters favor allowing gay and lesbian people to marry, while just as many (47 percent) oppose the policy.