(RNS) The judge ruled that a restriction approved by the state's voters in 2004 violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.Read More »
(RNS) The year 2013 ushered in a number of data milestones in American public opinion on issues such as same-sex marriage and personal freedoms.Read More »
WASHINGTON (RNS) Conservative interest groups, perhaps seeing their best chance in years to advance their causes, have argued aggressively in their briefs to the court not only for favorable rulings but for overturning some of the court's time-honored precedents.Read More »
Spokanites were just starting their day Wednesday morning when headlines flashed across TV screens and Facebook came alive with news that the Supreme Court had ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
“The Constitution is for all Americans. DOMA and Prop 8 are history...Read More »
I am often perplexed when people ask me what I think, as a Pagan, about civil marriage equality for same-sex couples.
To be fair, I understand where the question comes from. So much of the opposition to the recognition of the rights of LGBTQ people in the United States seems to have a religious dimension.Read More »
If the range of possible Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage this month requires a scorecard, the potential confusion arising from those decisions may demand a manual.
It’s not as simple as whether gays and lesbians can marry, and whether they become eligible for federal benefits.Read More »