By Kelly Cohen | 09/29/14 10:24 AM
Though the court does not officially return until Oct. 6, the nine justices will have to decide which appeals to consider out of the more than 1,000 that have piled up during summer recess.
By Philip Klein | 09/26/14 02:23 PM
As provisions such as the individual mandate and the new insurance exchanges have provoked a very public debate over President Obama's healthcare law, policy experts have been anxiously watching the law's lesser-known features aimed at making the system operate more efficiently.
09/25/14 03:30 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some homosexuals have been denied a Texas driver's license because they took their same-sex spouse's name and the Department of Public Safety won't recognize documents reflecting the name change. DPS won't accept out-of-state marriage licenses or other documents reflecting...
By Paul Bedard | 09/18/14 10:12 AM
The Census Bureau reported Thursday that the nation’s marriage rate has hit the lowest rate since 1920, and the first-time inclusion of same sex married couples did little to reverse the decline.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/17/14 01:34 PM
Speaking at the University of Minnesota Law School on Tuesday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the justices will be watching the Cincinnati-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is currently considering a gay marriage case.
By David M. Drucker | 09/12/14 12:39 PM
The leader of the Presbyterian Lay Committee offers a candid assessment of where the culture war stands and of the biggest challenge facing Christians in the year ahead.
09/12/14 08:45 PM
MIAMI (AP) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed appeals late Friday on several rulings overturning the state's ban on gay marriage. The motion argues the sole legal issue is the constitutional validity of the state ban and any changes should come from voters, not the courts. Florida...
09/09/14 03:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. Even a justice recently said she thinks so, too. The emerging consensus makes it likely that the justices soon will agree to take up the question of whether the...
By Kelly Cohen | 09/09/14 09:02 AM
This pro-gay marriage ad by Oregon Senate candidate Monica Wehby is the first of its kind run by a Republican Senate candidate.
09/05/14 05:16 PM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Gay rights protesters gathered outside Greece's parliament late Friday after the government said it would delay legislation allowing civil unions for same-sex couples. The decision came despite a European court ruling that found Greece has been discriminating against gays....
09/05/14 11:00 AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court won't consider the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban in order to settle a same-sex divorce case. The high court said Friday the 2nd District Court of Appeal first should rule on the case, in which a lesbian couple married in...
By Steve Chapman | 09/03/14 05:29 PM
The idea that we should be afraid to make changes in our laws for fear of rending the organic fabric of society doesn't command much allegiance on either the Left or the Right.
By Betsy Woodruff | 08/28/14 11:31 PM
A year after the nation's highest court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, three couples are pushing for a similar review of same-sex marriage bans on the books in Utah and other states.Â
By Paul Bedard | 08/25/14 11:53 AM
Having pro-marijuana initiatives on the fall ballot will draw younger, passionate Democrats to the polls and help Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid keep his job, according to a Brookings expert.
By Ryan Bradel | 08/20/14 06:19 PM
The Supreme Court rightly put a temporary hold on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit's 2-1 decision to reject the freedom of Virginians to affirm the uniqueness of the marital relationship in their laws. But the untold story from the Appeals Court ruling is its linguistic gymnastics --...
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