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  • The constitutional argument for same-sex marriage

    The constitutional argument for same-sex marriage
    For some time the U.S. Supreme Court has been "leading from behind" on same-sex marriage, allowing lower court decisions to transform the legal and social landscape in large parts of the country without weighing in itself. But now the court has seized the initiative again, and we vehemently hope that it will rule quickly and unequivocally that the 14th Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
  • Man critically injured in videotaped Baltimore police encounter

    Man critically injured in videotaped Baltimore police encounter
    A man was critically injured in a videotaped encounter with Baltimore police in the Gilmor Homes area of West Baltimore Sunday, prompting an internal use-of-force investigation of the officers, officials said. About four bicycle officers tried to stop...

    Religion in America: Good without God?

    Religion in America: Good without God?
    There are certain topics on which our letter writers and online commenters talk past the author of the piece who prompted them to respond. They don't address points raised in the original article; instead, they use the piece as a way to express whatever...

    Court ruling overturning Va. gay-marriage ban brings joy and ire

    Court ruling overturning Va. gay-marriage ban brings joy and ire
    One side was smiling, the other subdued as the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the second federal appeals court to reject state efforts to say marriage was just for couples of one man and one woman....

    As I've been saying, what part of 'shall not be diminished or impaired' don't our lawmakers understand?

     
    Breaking news: The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being...