Recent Entries by Nicholas Little

Why Blaine Amendments Must Be Defended

July 10, 2015

It’s been almost two weeks since the Supreme Court decided the Obergefell case, and extended marriage equality across the nation. In that two weeks, there has been remarkably little smiting of America by a vengeful God. Either he is busy with other things, or he wasn’t overly upset by the decision after all.

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Indiana and the Legal Landscape for LGBT Rights

April 08, 2015

It appears that Indiana has realized that discriminatory laws are unpopular with the business community, and is backpedalling post-haste to clarify that, despite its ongoing fight against same sex marriage rights, the rhetoric of the law’s sponsors, and the invitation of a series of anti-gay bigots to the signing ceremony, the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was never intended to allow for discrimination against the gay community.

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Tradition Can’t be a Reason to Discriminate: Our Brief to the Supreme Court on Same-Sex Marriage

March 06, 2015

Yesterday the Center for Inquiry filed a brief with the Supreme Court arguing that the Court should reverse the decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals which ruled that there was no right under the United States Constitution for gay and lesbian individuals to marry in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky. In order to prevent the Court being swamped with briefs, lawyers for the couples seeking the right to marry requested that groups file joint briefs. To facilitate this, the Center for Inquiry joined with the American Humanist Association to submit their arguments.

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Are Roy Moore’s Actions Illegal as Well as Immoral?

February 11, 2015

Judge Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, on Sunday ordered Alabama state judges not to issue licenses to same sex couples in that state. Moore did not simply express disapproval for the federal ruling that mandates marriage equality in Alabama.

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A Win for Secularism as Kentucky Rejects Tax Breaks for Fundamentalist Theme Park

December 11, 2014

After investigations and a letter writing campaign by multiple secular organizations, including the Center For Inquiry, the Commonwealth of Kentucky has withdrawn its offer of around $18 million in state tax incentives to the Ark Encounter Theme Park.

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Utah, Guns, and Free Speech

October 17, 2014

Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist writer most known for her analysis of sexism in video games, was meant to give a lecture on Wednesday, October 15th, at Utah State University. I say “meant to” because Sarkeesian cancelled her lecture, fearing for her safety. 

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Hobby Lobby – Where Alito (and the Administration) Went Wrong

July 01, 2014

In some ways, you have to hand it to Justice Alito. It is uncommon for a Supreme Court Justice to get every single question in a case wrong, but that is exactly what the newest member of the Court’s conservative majority managed with the contraception mandate cases.

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