A galactically stupid opinion by an activist jurist in the Lone Star State shows just how far the Right’s delusions have taken them.
Jay Michaelson writes about the Supreme Court, religion, and LGBTQ issues for The Daily Beast, New York Magazine, and other publications. He is also an editor and podcast host at Ten Percent Happier. Michaelson holds a J.D. from Yale, a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from Hebrew University, and nondenominational rabbinic ordination. He is the author of nine books, including the bestselling God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality.
The virus is called orthopox. Let’s stop using a term that evokes the worst kinds of stigma.
Justice Gorsuch again ignores the Establishment Clause, depicting a proselytizing state employee as a humble victim of secularism.
This isn’t constitutionalism, or even politics. It’s religious fundamentalism, using legal theory as a fig-leaf.
Activists say we can turn back the tide of anti-LGBTQ hate, if politicians and people care enough to do what’s needed.
It’s not just abortion. The logic of this draft decision would also apply to the decisions protecting same-sex marriage, contraception, and more.
Scientists showed exactly how to halve carbon emissions by 2030, and it has nothing to do with reducing personal consumption.
Idaho is the latest state to try to ban transgender-affirming healthcare. These efforts are both legally doomed and morally evil.
Hurricanes, pandemics, extinctions, fires, and millions of avoidable deaths every year. This is the world we’re leaving our children.
The more the Supreme Court matters in the 2022 elections, the better the Democrats’ chances will be.