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Marriage Equality


By  ThinkProgress War Room

All Eyes on the Supreme Court

As we discussed yesterday, this week the Supreme Court  is hearing oral arguments in two historic marriage equality cases. Today, the High Court heard arguments about California’s Proposition 8. Thousands of supporters of equality turned out to make their voices heard.

Here’s a few snaps of today’s action outside the Supreme Court:

There were plenty of colorful signs at today’s rally. Here’s a few of our favorites:

You can check out many, many more here.

In addition to being outside the Court, ThinkProgress Justice Editor and constitutional analyst Ian Millhiser was inside the room this morning. You should definitely check out his full analysis of today’s argument.

Evening Brief: Important Stories That You Might’ve Missed

Justice Scalia’s embarrassingly intolerant attitude toward gays.

In other Supreme Court news, the police can’t bring drug-sniffing dogs to your door.

On Fox News, Amanda Knox got twice as much attention today as marriage equality.

Ten Democratic senators who still say no to marriage equality.

North Dakota essentially banned abortion today, but it has even bigger threats to access waiting in the wings.

Six Democratic senators on the fence about universal background checks.

Study: refusing to expand Medicaid could leave 200,000 low-income veterans uninsured.

Organizing for Action is pushing for public financing of political campaigns in New York state.

This Week’s Top 3 On ThinkProgr​ess


Dear Friend,

We know the impending budget cuts have almost completely dominated the news cycle this week, but here are three other important stories from ThinkProgress that you may have missed:

1. Scalia: Voting Rights Act Is ‘Perpetuation Of Racial Entitlement’

2. Congress Finally Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act

3. 8 Inspiring Things That Happened Since Trayvon Martin Was Tragically Killed One Year Ago

Best,

Igor Volsky Deputy Editor, ThinkProgress