Mildred Loving: She Blazed a Trail for Marriage Equality

Posted on 02/10/2014 by |In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin TodayIn 1964, Mildred Loving wrote a letter to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy that she couldn’t have realized at the time would launch a campaign for marriage equality that continues 50 years later. In her letter, Loving asked Kennedy if the Civil Rights Act of 1964 might be the vehicle that allow her and her husband to return to their home state of Virginia, from which they had been banished for the “crime” of being married. Slide show: 10 women …

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Has Another Day in Court

Posted on 07/30/2013 by |Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayJust a month before the presidential election last year, a lawsuit brought by 94-year-old Vivienne Applewhite temporarily blocked the key component of a Pennsylvania law requiring strict photographic identification to vote. Now the challenge to the constitutionality of the law is back in state court for a more permanent ruling. Thirty-seven states have laws requiring registered voters to show ID when they arrive at the polls. Some of these – like the strict laws requiring photo ID cards in Georgia, Indiana, …

In Pennsylvania, Voter ID Law Threatens to Exclude Nearly 10 Percent of State’s Voters

Posted on 07/6/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsThis post was updated on July 9. Older Pennsylvanians who don’t drive could face a problem in November: They may not be able to vote. According to data released this week by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, more than 758,000 registered voters in the Keystone State  — some 9.2 percent of Pennsylvania’s 8.2 million voters — do not have DOT-issued ID cards. Under the state’s new voter ID law, that means they may not be able to vote. And the …