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Federal judge declares Texas marriage law invalid

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Marriage | A federal judge declared Texas’ ban on gay marriage unconstitutional Wednesday, but left it in place until an appeals court can rule on the case. Judge…

Judge: NYPD terror surveillance program didn’t unfairly target Muslims

By Emily Belz
Posted

Terrorism | NEW YORK—A federal judge in New Jersey on Thursday tossed out a lawsuit that claimed the New York Police Department discriminated against Muslims by…

Midday Roundup: Her body’s in Sochi, her heart is in Ukraine

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In protest. Ukrainian skier Bogdana Matsotska has withdrawn from the Olympics to protest the deaths of anti-government protesters in her country. The…

Is North Carolina discriminating against pro-abortion drivers?

By Gina Diorio
Posted

Courts | A federal court has ruled North Carolina’s “Choose Life” license plate violates the U.S. Constitution because the state does not also offer pro-abortion…

Virginia judge rules traditional marriage law unconstitutional

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Marriage | In what has become almost a foregone conclusion in challenges to state marriage laws, a Virginia judge late Thursday struck down that state’s voter-approved…

Walgreens terminates pharmacist over abortifacient drugs

By Leigh Jones
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Religious Liberty | A pharmacist from Tennessee filed suit against drug store chain Walgreens on Tuesday, claiming the company fired him because he refused to dispense so-called…

Kentucky marriage law becomes liberal courts’ latest victim

By Lynde Langdon
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Marriage | A federal judge today struck down a portion of Kentucky’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II ruled Kentucky…

Tattooed Jesus fights religious discrimination

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | Texan David Miller wanted to reach millennials with the gospel. But how can Christians effectively communicate that message to a tech-savvy, video-saturated,

Nevada AG drops marriage law defense

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced late yesterday she will not defend her state’s traditional marriage law, becoming the third state…

Virginia same-sex marriage case gets class action status

By Ellyse Elmer & Les Sillars
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Marriage | When the U.S. Supreme Court delivered major victories to proponents of same-sex marriage in two cases last June, it declined to rule on whether states may…

Ohio late-term abortion center defeats state effort to close it

By Gina Diorio
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Abortion | A county judge in Ohio ruled late last week that a Cincinnati-area abortion facility recently ordered by the state’s Department of Health to close may…

California bar: Disgraced journalist needs repentance, not law license

By Daniel James Devine
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Courts | Stephen Glass, the former New Republic reporter who fabricated more than 40 articles, lost a bid earlier this week to pursue his second career of choice: the…

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