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  • GOP pursues state legislation limiting gay rights before Supreme Court rules on gay marriage

    A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that...
  • Can a baker refuse to make an anti-gay cake?

    Can a baker refuse to make an anti-gay cake?
    High school debaters call it a turnaround: when one team manages to redeploy an argument made by the other team right back at them. A beauty of a turnaround is now being wielded by those who say  business owners with religious objections shouldn’t...
  • GOP heavyweights gather in Iowa to woo voters

    DES MOINES, Iowa For months, the 2016 Republican presidential race has been dominated by the "invisible primary" scramble for the backing of the party's donor class. On Saturday, it goes grass roots. At least eight likely candidates will give their...
  • Justice Department explores taking action on violent Illinois youth centers

    Justice Department explores taking action on violent Illinois youth centers
    Illinois' troubled residential treatment centers for children and teens are drawing the attention of federal authorities after the Tribune documented hundreds of rape and assault allegations and found that state officials kept sending juvenile wards to...
  • Video of New Jersey police shooting fuels debate on use of force

    Video of New Jersey police shooting fuels debate on use of force
    Video of a fatal police shooting in Bridgeton, N.J., has led to protests, demands for an impartial investigation and a national debate over whether the officer was justified in firing his weapon. The dash-cam video of the Dec. 30 traffic stop shows...
  • Partnership and tolerance over partisanship

    Partnership and tolerance over partisanship
    Multitudes of Marylanders are enthusiastically celebrating the  inauguration of our state's 62nd governor, but some others — plagued with reservations and doubt — are skipping out on the festivities. In a stunning upset last November, the...
  • U.S. State Department negotiator meets with Cuban dissidents

    U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson invited a dozen dissidents to breakfast Friday as part of an American commitment to keep human rights front and center in its evolving relationship with Cuba. Among those...
  • State high court's vote affecting Scout affiliation stirs debate anew

    When the California Supreme Court voted last week to prohibit state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination, Julia Kelety was not surprised. The issue, which had been roiling through the legal community for...
  • Male quilters piece new gender, aesthetic paradigms in 'Man-Made' show

    Male quilters piece new gender, aesthetic paradigms in 'Man-Made' show
    "How would a guy make a quilt?" Joel Otterson asked himself when he began his foray into the craft. "He would make it out of concrete and stone," he answered. And so he did. Otterson's "quilts" consist of interlinking blocks of concrete, stone and...
  • California judges barred from Boy Scouts over anti-gay discrimination

    California judges barred from Boy Scouts over anti-gay discrimination
    California judges will no longer be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts organization after the state Supreme Court voted this week to eliminate an exception to a rule that bars jurists from being a part of discriminatory organizations. The Boy...
  • Southern Baptist leaders' call for integrated churches may not be heard by congregants

    Leaders in nation's largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial justice in society. But that could be a hard sell to those sitting in Southern Baptist Convention congregations. The Rev. Russell...