Lambda Legal has recently come out with Fair Courts Matter, A Democracy in Action Guide, which is a quick and pretty layperson-friendly civics lesson focused on the importance of maintaining a fair judiciary system at both the federal as well as all levels of state government.
I'm one of those folks who supports the thought that legislatures ought to make law, and judges simply interpret them. I well understand how the concept of "judge-made law" can sound anti-democratic. But I also know how people on the Right frequently twist that concept to mean that lawmakers and members of the executive branch ought to be able to ignore equal protection and other principles in our constitutions in the name of "the people's will".
The Lambda offering features the work of a number of talented cartoonists in illustrating a "Life Without Fair Courts", describing a number of landmark decisions in a number of LGBT and other civil rights areas. Without the constitutional protections they safeguarded, the liberties we enjoy today would not be part of the American landscape. You can view and download the 28-page booklet here (it's an 8 megabite PDF file). And take a look at other information concerning Lambda Legal's important and commendable work. It's all well worth the time.