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  • Religious objections to civil laws have a curious history

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, July 2: The "sincere religious beliefs" objections to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states are getting some traction, particularly in...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Does the same-sex marriage ruling imperil religious liberty?

    The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges may have established same-sex marriage as a constitutional right, but it opened a whole host of controversies. Among the most contentious: Can same-sex marriage and religious liberty coexist?...
  • Episcopalians OK allowing gay marriage in churches

    The Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. The new policy won overwhelming...
  • Judge refuses to cut sentence for catalyst in torture death

    A judge has refused to reduce the life sentence for a then-juvenile who was the catalyst in the torture death of a mentally disabled Pennsylvania woman. Angela Marinucci, who is now 21, was granted a new sentencing hearing Wednesday under a U.S....
  • Why another look at affirmative action?

    Why another look at affirmative action?
    Since 2003, when the Supreme Court last ruled that state universities may take race into account in their admissions policies without violating the Constitution, opponents of affirmative action have worked tirelessly to have the court revisit the issue....
  • Supreme Court's housing decision a major civil rights win

    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision striking a blow against housing discrimination is a significant civil rights victory. This keeps open an important path to closing the growing racial wealth gap, which is fueled by discriminatory housing laws and...
  • China gay couple holds informal marriage to push for union

    A prominent Chinese lesbian couple held a simple ceremony Thursday to announce their informal marriage, in their latest effort to push for the legalization of same-sex unions in China. The union of Li Tingting and Teresa Xu came six days after the U.S....
  • Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

    Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop. The vote came...
  • Ohio high court orders use of gender-neutral language

    The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the use of gender-neutral references in family court cases in place of words such as husband and wife following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage across the country. The Ohio high court says the...
  • Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

    With a handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions. Opposition withered as some...
  • Put aside politics and improve healthcare, Obama says

    Put aside politics and improve healthcare, Obama says
    President Obama, fresh from a victory before the U.S. Supreme Court last week that preserved the Affordable Care Act, called for an end to the political fighting over the health law and for more effort to improve it. “This is about people. This is...