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Judge halts Obama’s immigration action

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Immigration | Federal judge in Texas issues temporary injunction to allow states’ lawsuit to proceed

Texas lawmaker wants to give unborn babies a legal voice

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Life | Even unborn babies deserve a voice when legal battles involve questions about their best interests, according to Texas state Rep. Matt Krause. The legislator…

Jury finds no fraud in Houston petition drive

By Bonnie Pritchett
Posted

Courts | Although both sides declared victory in the fight over an anti-bias ordinance, the full effect of the verdict won’t be known until the judge tallies up all…

Midday Roundup: Federal judge fires back in Alabama marriage dispute

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Dueling rulings. More Alabama probate judges are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today after a federal judge again weighed in on the issue.

Alabama judges refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Marriage | UPDATE: A majority of Alabama probate judges have refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, instead following the orders of the state’s…

Campus ministry wins job discrimination case

Campus ministry wins job discrimination case

By Emily Belz
Posted

Religious Liberty | The 6th Circuit rules InterVarsity has broad protections for religious hiring, firing

Michigan will recognize 300 gay marriages from 2014

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Marriage | Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced today the state will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages conducted last year before a judge ordered clerks to stop…

Oregon bakers might have to pay $150,000 to same-sex couple

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Religious Liberty | The owners of an Oregon bakery may have to fork out $150,000 to a lesbian couple simply for refusing to bake them a custom wedding cake. Last Thursday, an…

Houston mayor: Pastors committed fraud, forgery

By Bonnie Pritchett
Posted

Religious Liberty | Annise Parker takes the stand to defend her administration’s decision to throw out a petition that would have put a controversial anti-bias policy on the…

Fight over Houston LGBT policy goes to court

By Bonnie Pritchett
Posted

Courts | The jury will decide whether city officials intentionally sabotaged a petition drive to put the Equal Rights Ordinance on the ballot

Judges stays Alabama marriage ruling

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Marriage | UPDATE (9:45 a.m. EST, Jan. 26): The judge who struck down Alabama’s marriage law Friday issued a stay of her decision for two weeks, giving the state…

Illinois Bible colleges sue over state regulation

By Dave Bell
Posted

Religion | Three years ago, Rachel Vasquez enrolled in Dayspring Bible College and Seminary in Mundelein, Ill., north of Chicago. She wanted to attend a college that…

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