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is senior policy analyst at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Rob, who has worked at Americans United since 1987, contributes to AU's Wall of Separation blog, serves as assistant editor of AU's "Church & State" magazine, and has authored three books on religion and politics. Rob appears courtesy of Americans United.

Radical Reactions: Yes, The Religious Right Is Freaking Out Over The Marriage Equality Ruling

Barry Lynn

The Washington Post over the weekend published a rather silly column online by Judd Birdsall, managing director of the Cambridge Institute on Religion & International Studies, asserting that opponents of same-sex marriage had reacted gracefully to Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court. Read more

Gary Wright

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog post is a personal reflection by Gary Wright, one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that sought to end Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage. The legal action was sponsored by Americans United and three other groups. Read more

Gary Wright, same-sex marriage, Alabama, Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU, National Center for Lesbian Rights, U.S. Navy, Decision Day Countdown
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Charles Gokey

Editor’s Note: This blog post is the third and final in a series by Americans United’s Legal Department examining possible outcomes in the marriage equality case currently pending before the Supreme Court. This post discusses what will likely happen if the high court issues a split decision.  Read more

Decision Day Countdown, same-sex marriage, Supreme Court, Obergefell v. Hodges
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Charles Gokey

Editor’s Note: This blog post is the third and final in a series by Americans United’s Legal Department examining possible outcomes in the marriage equality case currently pending before the Supreme Court. This post discusses what will likely happen if the high court issues a split decision.  Read more

Decision Day Countdown, same-sex marriage, Supreme Court, Obergefell v. Hodges
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Steven BainesWall of SeparationNothing stokes the ire of my soul more than political blowhards and mouthpieces of the Religious Right who blatantly misrepresent millions of people of faith when they piously proclaim the evils of marriage equality in Am…

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Steven BainesWall of SeparationNothing stokes the ire of my soul more than political blowhards and mouthpieces of the Religious Right who blatantly misrepresent millions of people of faith when they piously proclaim the evils of marriage equality in Am…

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Gregory Lipper

Editor’s Note: This blog post is the second in a series by Americans United’s Legal Department examining possible outcomes in the marriage equality case currently pending before the Supreme Court. This post, written by AU Senior Litigation Counsel Gregory Lipper and AU Law Clerk Kaitlyn Vitale, discusses what will likely happen if the high court rejects marriage equality. Read more

same-sex marriage, marriage equality, Decision Day Countdown, Supreme Court
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Rob BostonWall of SeparationFor years now, Religious Right leaders have been whipping up hysteria by claiming that, should marriage equality become the law of the land, conservative churches will be forced to host same-sex marriages. Read moreSouthern …

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Rob Boston

Let’s say a legislator in your state came up with the bright idea to force everyone to pay a special tax to support “teachers of the Christian religion.” What would you do?

You’d probably fire up your computer and use social media and Twitter to mobilize opposition. You might start an online petition or lobby the legislature directly.

But if it were 1785, and you didn’t have any of those tools, you might just have to do what James Madison did – reach for a quill pen and write a broadside so powerful it would sink the idea. Read more

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Gregory Lipper

Editor’s Note: The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014-15 term is coming to a close, and a landmark ruling on marriage equality is pending. In light of that, “The Wall of Separation” asked AU’s Legal Department to examine the three possible outcomes in this case. In this blog post, Gregory Lipper, senior litigation counsel, and Matthew Russo, an AU legal intern, discuss what will likely happen if the high court extends marriage equality nationwide. Read more

Supreme Court, same-sex marriage, Michigan, Decision Day Countdown
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