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Judge who made landmark same-sex marriage ruling says someone thanks her every single week

The judge who legalised equal marriage in Massachusetts in 2003, the first US state to do so, has said that she is thanked by strangers at least once a week. Margaret Marshall, originally from South Africa, was the first woman and first immigrant to become chief justice of the Massachusetts supreme judicial court in its 328-year history. In 2003 she wrote the 4 – 3 majority opinion in the Goodridge v. Deptartment of Public Health, which legalised same-sex marriage in the state. The landmark case was brought by GLBTQ Legal...
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He is risen! Netflix wins appeal to overturn ban on ‘gay Jesus’ Christmas film

Netflix has won an appeal at Brazil’s supreme court to overturn the ban imposed this week on a Christmas film that depicts Jesus as gay. The film follows Jesus, “who’s hitting the big 3-0”, bringing his boyfriend home to meet his family at Christmas, and more than two million people signed a petition to ban the movie for “seriously offending Christians”. A Primeira Tentação de Cristo, or The First Temptation of Christ, was created by Brazilian comedy group Porta dos Fundos, whose offices were attacked with Molotov cocktails in the early hours...
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SCOTUS Agrees to Take Up 3 Cases on Trump’s Taxes and Financial Records

The U.S. Supreme Court has just announced it will take up three cases related to whether or not President Donald Trump’s agents will have to hand over his personal financial records, including tax and banking documents. Lower courts have all ruled against President Trump. The Court will hear oral arguments in March and is not expected to reach a decision until June of 2020, just months before the presidential election. “Rulings against the president could result in the quick release of personal financial information that Trump has sought strenuously to...
Election 2020LawNewsPoliticsSupreme Court

SCOTUS Agrees to Take Up 3 Cases on Trump’s Taxes and Financial Records

The U.S. Supreme Court has just announced it will take up three cases related to whether or not President Donald Trump’s agents will have to hand over his personal financial records, including tax and banking documents. Lower courts have all ruled against President Trump. The Court will hear oral arguments in March and is not expected to reach a decision until June of 2020, just months before the presidential election. “Rulings against the president could result in the quick release of personal financial information that Trump has sought strenuously to...
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