Equality news round-up: Democrats’ Pro-LGBT platform ratified, GLAD gears up for DOMA at the Supreme Court
September 5, 2012
By Scottie Thomaston
- Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) is launching a campaign in the run-up to the Supreme Court conference to decide whether they will review challenges to DOMA. This page has a lot of good information on the GLAD cases (Gill and Pedersen).
- In case you missed it last night, two pieces of news broke later than usual: the Democratic Party officially ratified its platform with pro-LGBT language including, for the first time, support of marriage equality; and Prop 8 proponents filed a reply brief at the Supreme Court (the last brief to be filed before the conference.)
- The LGBT Caucus at the Democratic convention reached record numbers.
- Professor Dale Carpenter at The Volokh Conspiracy (a libertarian-leaning legal blog) called attention to an interesting story in Minnesota involving disclosure of a marriage equality supporter’s identity.
- The Connecticut Law Tribune discusses the Connecticut Bar Association’s recent decision to join an amicus brief opposing Section 3 of DOMA.
- Frank Bruni of the New York Times talks about marriage equality.