Tom Wray

The right wastes no time in pushing for new Supreme Court justice

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate GOP and conservative groups have already started working on getting a new conservative justice appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Politico reported late Wednesday afternoon that Judicial Crisis Network was beginning a seven-figure campaign on national cable and digital platforms intended to boost Trump’s. The effort will launch on Thursday…

Justice Kennedy to retire from SCOTUS

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced early Wednesday afternoon that he would retire, effective July 31. “It has been the greatest honor and privilege to serve our nation in the federal judiciary for 43 years, 30 of those years on the Supreme Court,” Kennedy, who is stepping down July 31, said in…

SW Indiana school district tackles gender identity

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation in southwestern Indiana took on gender identity and its non-discrimination policy at their school board meeting Monday night. From TristateHomepage.com: The school system faces litigation regarding its bathroom policy for transgender students. A transgender high school student filed a lawsuit in February against the EVSC alleging the school…

Ohio GOP introduce bill to let parents stop child’s transition

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland newspaper reported that the Ohio state GOP has introduced a bill that would allow parents deny their transgender children the right to transition. From Cleveland Scene: Sponsored by Republican House Reps. Tom Brinkman and Paul Zeltwanger, House Bill 658 grants parents sweeping rights to “withhold consent for gender dysphoria treatment or activities that…

Decatur to hold first Pridefest this weekend

DECATUR — Decatur will host its first Pridefest this Saturday at Central Park. From the Decatur Herald & Review: The event, which begins at 4 p.m., could very well be the first public Pride event in the city of Decatur. “I know I’d heard people wishing there was Pride in Decatur, but nobody had mentioned…

Texas GOP backs ‘conversion therapy,’ 23 other anti-LGBTQ issues

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas GOP approved an anti-LGBTQ platform at their state convention this past weekend in San Antonio. From Houston’s OutSmart Magazine: Texas Republicans once again officially endorsed the dangerous, discredited practice of “ex-gay” therapy, including for “self-motivated” youth. They called on state officials to reject the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of…