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Appeals court lets ruling against abortion safety law stand

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | A federal appeals court said Thursday it would not reverse its earlier decision to block a Mississippi law that requires abortionists to obtain admitting…

Pro-life leader convicted of cackling

By Bob Brown
Posted

Abortion | Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life activist faces jail time after her conviction Wednesday for harassing the operator of that region’s only abortion…

Colorado high school bans prayer meeting during ‘free time’

Colorado high school bans prayer meeting during ‘free time’

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | A Colorado high school senior is suing school officials after they told him he couldn’t meet with his Christian friends during a “free period.” The…

Judge legalizes same-sex marriage in Montana

By The Editors
Posted

Marriage | A federal judge struck down Montana’s marriage law today, citing a federal appeals court decision in cases from several other states as his justification.

South Carolina issues first marriage licenses to gay couples

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Marriage | A South Carolina judge began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today amid ongoing legal wrestling over the fate of marriage in the state. 

Federal court rejects Catholic challenge to the contraceptive mandate

By Emily Belz
Posted

Healthcare Mandate | The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals gave a victory today to the Obama administration in the first circuit-level verdict on the latest contraceptive and…

Appeals court stops atheist effort to nix clergy tax break

Appeals court stops atheist effort to nix clergy tax break

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Courts | An appeals court Thursday tossed out an anti-religion group’s lawsuit challenging a tax exemption for clergy. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled…

Supreme Court allows same-sex marriages in Kansas

By The Editors
Posted

Marriage | The Supreme Court has ruled same-sex marriages can begin in Kansas while a lower court considers a case against existing state law. Last week,

Federal judge overturns marriage law in South Carolina

By The Editors
Posted

Marriage | A federal judge has declared South Carolina’s marriage laws unconstitutional, overturning a constitutional amendment adopted by voters in 2006. U.S.

Sonia Sotomayor puts gay marriages in Kansas on hold

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Marriage | Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has once again stood up for state marriage laws, this time blocking same-sex marriages in Kansas while a lower court…

Supreme Court to hear major healthcare case

By Emily Belz
Posted

Supreme Court | At issue are the subsidies that many rely on to purchase health insurance through Obamacare

6th Circuit upholds marriage laws in four states

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | The ruling could entice the U.S. Supreme Court to finally weigh in on the issue

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