It is still not clear exactly what the Massachusetts legislature is going to do in response to the Goodridge decision. This article makes it clear that the governor and the legislature are highlighting the ambiguities of Goodridge in an effort to give themselves some wiggle room. That could set up a struggle between the legislature and the Court. Here’s another important article on the subject. The suggestion in both articles is that the legislature and governor may pass a civil unions law, rather than a marriage bill, and then see what the Court does in response. It also looks as though gay marriage opponents-–including the governor–-are going to fast track efforts to pass a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. There will be a constitutional convention in February. The legislature has already apparently been swamped with public calls for resistance to the court. Meanwhile, Goodridge has set off shock waves in Minnesota, where there is now a drive for an amendment to the state constitution that will put the issue beyond the reach of the courts.
The policy was first instated by President Reagan to ensure that taxpayers would not be required to indirectly fund abortions in other countries.
Beware: Those arguing the Dems are making a miscalculation have got it all wrong.
Pro-life lawmakers pledge to resist spending bills that don’t include the Hyde amendment.
Never mind how he voted.
Democratic impeachment managers have a duty to explain how Officer Sicknick died.
A radical new rule would politicize the classroom and very likely trample the free-speech and religious-liberty rights of teachers.
V-C Day is coming. Get ready to light this candle.
A former aide to New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday published an essay detailing alleged sexual harassment she endured while working for the governor.
U.S. district judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday.
According to data submitted to the agency by Johnson & Johnson on February 4, the vaccine was 66 percent effective overall.
On the menu today: Inflation jitters, the Reddit/Tesla connection, taxes and their consequences, Mars rewards, and The Dictatorship of Woke Capital.
The delay comes as Tanden’s confirmation has been imperiled by Joe Manchin, who said he would use his critical vote to oppose the confirmation.