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Same-Sex Marriage

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  • Kentucky argues gay marriage ban not biased

    Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is arguing in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court that Kentucky's ban on gay marriage isn't discriminatory because it bars both gay and straight people from same-sex unions. The brief argues that because...
  • 3 factors that make Indiana's religion law different from other states'

    3 factors that make Indiana's religion law different from other states'
    Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed by Gov. Mike Pence late last week, is virtually identical to a Clinton-era federal law as well as statutes on the books in 19 other states. Nowhere does the Indiana law explicitly authorize...
  • Indiana Republicans seek to answer bias question Pence dodged

    Indiana lawmakers are seeking to say what Gov. Mike Pence wouldn't: whether a religious freedom law allows citizens and businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians. "The answer is no," House Speaker Brian Bosma, a Republican, said in a news...
  • Gov. McCrory says he won't back religious exemption bills

    Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday he isn't backing bills giving exemptions to court officials who don't want to perform gay marriages and offering other religious protections to businesses. Appearing on WFAE radio in Charlotte the Republican governor...
  • Portland mayor suspends city-funded travel to Indiana

    Mayor Charlie Hales says Portland's government is joining the reaction against an Indiana law aimed at preventing government from compelling people to do things they object to, such as catering gay weddings. The law has been widely criticized as allowing...
  • Analysis: Marriage rights won't save gays from being fired in most states

    WASHINGTON Same-sex couples across the U.S. may soon have the legal right to marry. In 28 states, their employer will still have the legal right to fire them. Even as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for arguments this month on legalizing same-sex...
  • Indiana pizzeria that backed religious freedom law reopens

    Indiana pizzeria that backed religious freedom law reopens
    A northern Indiana pizzeria that closed after its owner said his religious beliefs wouldn't allow him to cater a gay wedding opened Thursday to a full house of friends, regulars and people wanting to show their support. "It's a relief to get going again...
  • Marco Rubio confirms presidential announcement date

    Marco Rubio confirms presidential announcement date
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, confirmed Monday that he'll announce on April 13 whether he'll seek the Republican presidential nomination. Rubio teased potential supporters during a lengthy interview on the late-afternoon talk show "The Five" on Fox News,...
  • Balancing religious and civil liberties

    Balancing religious and civil liberties
    The controversy over Indiana's religious liberty statute raises again the difficult issue of how to balance religious freedom and laws that proscribe a general standard of conduct. This problem has been with us since at least 1878 when the United States...
  • Religious freedom and the Constitution

    Religious freedom and the Constitution
    What many people forget is that the framers of our Constitution, through the First Amendment, sought to guarantee both freedom of religion and freedom from religion ("Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the...
  • Intolerance, Jesus and Gov. Scott: Letters

    Intolerance, Jesus and Gov. Scott: Letters
    Faith or intolerance? Some faith-based adoption agencies in Florida argue their efforts to deny adoption rights to gay or lesbian couples is "all about the children," when it's clearly about intolerance. The last thing our obstructionist Florida House...