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Supreme Court keeps Virginia marriage laws in place

By The Editors
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Marriage | The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an emergency stay on the federal appeals court ruling striking down Virginia’s traditional marriage laws. The…

Family-owned pharmacy leans on Hobby Lobby ruling for support

By Sarah Padbury
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Healthcare Mandate | Attorneys in Washington state filed a brief in federal appeals court last week arguing their clients shouldn’t have to choose between their livelihoods and…

Tennessee judge issues first ruling in favor of traditional marriage

By Daniel James Devine
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Marriage | A judge in eastern Tennessee has dropped an anchor amid the deluge of state and federal court rulings favoring same-sex marriage. In a decision last week,

New nonprofit exemption to contraceptive mandate coming soon

By Emily Belz
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Healthcare Mandate | The Obama administration plans to release its new, new, new regulations for nonprofits objecting to the contraceptive mandate by Aug. 22, according to a court…

Who will get to decide the definition of marriage?

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | The 6th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati last week held a marathon three-hour session to hear six marriage cases out of Michigan, Tennessee,

Six marriage cases at the 6th Circuit

By Ryan Hill
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Marriage | Attorneys from four states argued six challenges to traditional marriage laws on Wednesday before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Federal…

Judge gives Alabama abortionists a free pass on safety regulations

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | A federal judge struck down Alabama’s admitting privileges law on Monday, arguing the regulation placed an unconstitutional restriction on a woman’s right…

Legal ripple effects in the same-sex marriage debate

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Voices of dissent are harder to find in the growing stack of state-by-state court rulings redefining marriage. Last year, in the very sloppy United States v.

Court declares Ground Zero cross an important historic symbol

By La Shawn Barber
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Religious Liberty | The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. (Psalm 14:1) The…

Appeals court saves last Mississippi abortion center from closure

By Lynde Langdon
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Abortion | A federal appeals court panel ruled today that a Mississippi law that would close the state’s only abortion facility is unconstitutional. The three-judge…

North Carolina AG: Resistance to gay marriage is futile

By The Editors
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Marriage | North Carolina’s attorney general announced yesterday he would not continue defending his state’s traditional marriage laws after a federal appeals court…

4th Circuit: Virginia gay marriage ban an ‘impermissible infringement’

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | A federal court in Virginia struck down that state’s traditional marriage law this morning, striding lock-step with other courts who have ruled same-sex…

 
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