Friday Nite Lite: SCOTUS Edition

Laura Beck @ Jezebel:  You Gotta See This Picture of San Francisco’s City Hall Taste the rainbow, motherfuckers. Who else already booked their ticket to Pride this weekend? Usually it’s too much of a scene for me, but this weekend feels like it calls for a scene. [via Facebook]

Good Evening

What a week!

As you can imagine the cartoonist have been busy…so with sooooo many cartoons this week, I have to break them up into two posts. This first one will focus on the decisions rendered from the Supreme Court, primarily dealing with the Voting Rights Act and DOMA. They are in no particular order, and some are better than others, but I think y’all are going to get a kick out of them.

Let’s get the party started!

Comedy Central’s Indecision, God’s really going out of his way to mess with…

God’s really going out of his way to mess with opponents of same-sex marriage.<br /><br /> Photo via @MarkZinni

God’s really going out of his way to mess with opponents of same-sex marriage.

Photo via @MarkZinni

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle – 06/27/2013

Cartoon by Nick Anderson -

O Brother, The South has been redeemed – Political Cartoon by J.D. Crowe, Mobile Register – 06/26/2013

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - O Brother, The South has been redeemed

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Chan Lowe, Sun-Sentinel – 06/26/2013

Cartoon by Chan Lowe -

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle – 06/26/2013

Cartoon by Nick Anderson -

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Chan Lowe, Sun-Sentinel – 06/25/2013

Cartoon by Chan Lowe -

Let Freedom Ring by Political Cartoonist Jimmy Margulies

133780 600 Let Freedom Ring cartoons

Fair and Balanced by Political Cartoonist Christopher Weyant

133783 600 Fair and Balanced cartoons

Marriage Parade by Political Cartoonist Steve Sack

133784 600 Marriage Parade cartoons

Voting Rights Act shredded by Political Cartoonist Dave Granlund

133707 600 Voting Rights Act shredded cartoons

Voting Rights Act – Political Cartoon by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News – 06/26/2013

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Voting Rights Act

(Actually, I would have drawn that with two elephants.)

SCOTUS Voting Rights by Political Cartoonist Bill Day

133710 600 SCOTUS Voting Rights cartoons

Supreme Court rulings by Political Cartoonist Jeff Darcy

133796 600 Supreme Court rulings cartoons

Voting Rights Act by Political Cartoonist Chris Britt

133740 600 Voting Rights Act cartoons

VRA ruling and Voter ID by Political Cartoonist John Cole

133806 600 VRA ruling and Voter ID cartoons

Voting Rights by Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee

133744 600 Voting Rights cartoons

6/26 Luckovich cartoon: Law of the land | Mike Luckovich


Clay Bennett editorial cartoon – Political Cartoon by Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press – 06/26/2013

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

This next cartoon is the most sinister but it is depicting the real situation down South, at least in my opinion…

AAEC – Political Cartoon by David Horsey, Los Angeles Times – 06/28/2013

Cartoon by David Horsey -

Just look at those dark faces in the windows…

DOMA DOA by Political Cartoonist Keith Knight

133799 600 DOMA DOA cartoons

DOMA overturned by Political Cartoonist Sean Delonas

133837 600 DOMA overturned cartoons

Calif doomed after prop 8 by Political Cartoonist Monte Wolverton

133840 600 Calif doomed after prop 8 cartoons

Gay Marriage by Political Cartoonist Dry Bones

133841 600 Gay Marriage cartoons

6/30 Luckovich cartoon: Voting rights | Mike Luckovich


Marriage is Important by Political Cartoonist Bruce Plante

133851 600 Marriage is Important cartoons

This is an open thread!

9 Comments on “Friday Nite Lite: SCOTUS Edition”

  1. Hey y’all, second post will be late tonight or early tomorrow morning, depends on how tonight goes. I gotta cook and stuff. 😉 Don’t feel like it so it may drain any of the energy I did have left to do that other cartoon post.

    • roofingbird says:

      Take care JJ. These are great!

    • NW Luna says:

      Whenever you get to it, JJ!

      That last one almost made me tear up. And loved the one where Thomas gets told he needs voter ID. If only the bigot would get hassled where he votes, but he’s rich enough to be insulated from that.

  2. Babama says:

    9th circuit lifted stay on marriages in CA this afternoon. Marriages have resumed. Kris Perry and Sandy Stier were married at SF City Hall moments ago. What a Pride it is going to be! And yes, those lights are beautiful at night, Bill Graham auditorium to the east is rainbow lit too. We basked in their radiance after the decision day celebration in the Castro. Can’t believe it was only 2 days ago. Waited all my adult life for real change and now its flowing in abundance!

  3. Hey, look what happen this afternoon: Final gov’t birth control rule for faith groups

    The Obama administration issued its final compromise Friday for religiously affiliated charities, hospitals and other nonprofits that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans.

    The Health and Human Services Department said the final plan simplifies how insurers provide the coverage separately from faith-based groups and gives religious nonprofits more time to comply. However, the changes are unlikely to resolve objections from faith groups that the requirement violates their religious freedom.


    The Obama administration offered a series of accommodations, leading to the final rules released Friday.

    Under the compromise, administration officials said they simplified the definition of religious organizations that are fully exempt from the requirement. The change means a church that also ran a soup kitchen would not have to comply.

    Other religious nonprofits must notify their insurance company that they object to birth control coverage. The insurer or administrator of the plan will then notify affected employees separately that coverage will be provided at no cost. The insurers would be reimbursed by a credit against fees owed the government.

    Michael Hash, director of the health reform office of the Health and Human Services Department, said the final regulation spells out in more detail the buffer between religious charities and contraceptive coverage. Faith-based groups were given another reprieve – until Jan. 1 – to comply.

    “There’s a much brighter line here – a simpler line – and we think that responds to a good many of the comments that we got,” said Michael Hash, director of the Health and Human Services office of health reform. More than 400,000 comments were submitted over the last several months, the agency said.

    Judy Waxman of the National Women’s Law Center, an advocacy group based in Washington, said she would prefer women hear directly about the coverage from their insurer, but her organization could accept the plan. “It’s fair,” she said.

    However, Eric Rassbach, an attorney with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a public interest law firm challenging the contraception coverage rule, said “it doesn’t really change the overall way they’re trying to do this.” The Becket Fund represents many of organizations challenging the regulation in federal court.

    • Fannie says:

      I just don’t buy this cave in…………….and everybody will be jumping on the bandwagon. I remember when the Pres. met up with the bishops from catholic church during his first year in office.

    • NW Luna says:

      This makes me so mad! This lets these crazies force their religious beliefs on to others — and get off scot free. That logic should get me out of paying taxes for the Iraq war since unjust and illegal war is against my religious beliefs.

      Get religion out of healthcare!

    • Mr. Mike says:

      I’m waiting for his cave on Social Security. You know it’s coming.

  4. RalphB says:

    TPM: Top Texas Republican: Perry Crossed The Line With Remarks On Wendy Davis

    After Davis, the daughter of a single mother, led a filibuster effort to derail a tough abortion bill in the legislature earlier this week, Perry said it was “unfortunate” that she didn’t learn a lesson from her own example.

    Perry subsequently claimed that he was actually offering praise of the Democrat, but Republican state House Speaker Joe Straus evidently doesn’t have the governor’s back on the matter. Straus said Friday that Perry’s remarks undermine the GOP’s effort to pass what would be one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the country.

    “Disagreements over policy are important and they’re healthy, but when he crosses the line into the personal, then he damages himself and he damages the Republican Party,” Straus told The Texas Tribune.

    If it were up to Joe Strauss, the abortion bill would never have been brought up at all.