Texan Eric Kennie has voted in every single general election since his 18th birthday — his parents raised him to understand the importance of the right to vote for African Americans like himself. Yet Kennie will not be voting in next week’s election. He can’t, thanks to Texas’s new voter ID law.
The group that brought this lawsuit says that "many atheists who want to be certified as marriage celebrants do not want to engage in the hypocrisy of pretending they are ministers of phony churches."
Judge Juan Pérez-Giménez's opinion accuses the overwhelming majority of federal judges who have sided with marriage equality of "inexplicable contortions of the mind or perhaps even willful ignorance."
Kansas is in the midst what is almost certainly the most unusual Senate race of the 2014 cycle. Democrats want their candidate off the ballot. Republicans deployed every legal maneuver they can muster to keep a Democrat on the ballot. And the GOP's latest tactic is almost certainly unconstitutional.