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Monthly Archives: June 2013

A HUGE morning for mariage equality: DOMA is unconstitutional, Proposition 8 is history

Excerpt: Pro­gres­sives have a lot to cel­e­brate this morn­ing. In a pair of much-antic­i­pat­ed deci­sions, the Unit­ed States Supreme Court struck down a key pro­vi­sion of the so-called “Defense of Mar­riage Act” and let stand a low­er court deci­sion inval­i­dat­ing Cal­i­for­ni­a’s Propo­si­tion 8, a 2008 attempt to amend Cal­i­for­ni­a’s Con­sti­tu­tion to out­law civ­il mar­riages by same-sex […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Litigation
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LIVE from San Jose: Ask the Leader!

Excerpt: Good after­noon from San Jose! Our morn­ing ses­sions are now over, and it’s on to our lunchtime keynote: Ask the Leader with House Demo­c­ra­t­ic Leader Nan­cy Pelosi. This is for­mer (and hope­ful­ly future) Speak­er Pelosi’s third appear­ance at Net­roots Nation. She pre­vi­ous­ly took ques­tions at NN ’08 in Austin and NN ’10 in Las Vegas. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Education, Healthcare, Live Coverage, Open Government, Our Environment, Public Planning, Technology, World Commmunity
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