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Sister Wives star cites gay marriage ruling in polygamy defense

By Kiley Crossland
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Marriage | The polygamous family starring in the hit TLC reality show Sister Wives believes the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage gives them…

Clerk summoned to court in Kentucky marriage license dispute

By Lynde Langdon
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Supreme Court | UPDATE: The federal judge who first ordered a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has summoned the clerk and her staff…

Churches and taxation: An old tradition draws new opponents

Churches and taxation: An old tradition draws new opponents

By Mary Reichard
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Religious Liberty | The genesis of property tax exemption for churches goes back to the book of Exodus. During the time of the Old Testament, the Egyptians exempted their…

Why are GOP candidates questioning birthright citizenship?

By Jim Henry
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Immigration | The 2016 presidential race has spawned one of the more explosive policy debates in recent times. Last week, Donald Trump said children born in the United…

Nonprofits hold out for help from on high

By Emily Belz
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Healthcare Mandate | Nonprofits objecting to the contraceptive and abortifacient mandate hope the nation’s highest court will overturn a string of circuit court losses

Amish education case set religious liberty legal standards

By Mary Reichard
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Religious Liberty | In 1971, a U.S. Supreme Court case dealt with the question of whether a family’s religious liberty includes the education of its children. The answer was…

Our vaporous religious liberty

By D.C. Innes
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Religious Liberty | When the Supreme Court pulled a right to same-sex marriage out of the Constitutional hat in Obergefell v. Hodges , the justices also performed a disappearing act…

A lesson from Muhammad Ali in conscientious objection

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Less than a month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court discovered a constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry. The court ordered county clerks in all 50…

One God, one vote

By Marvin Olasky
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History | It’s two weeks since the Supreme Court rocked American evangelicals by nationalizing same-sex marriage. It’s also 150 years since the greatest inaugural…

Philadelphia finds new ways to celebrate

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Sexuality | Happiness, in the debased sense, has been achieved by the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. This was evident everywhere in Philadelphia, birthplace…

Supreme Court rulings on making laws, housing bias, and violent crime

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | While most of the attention at the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of last month focused on two or three high-profile cases, the justices did hand down some…

The comment pulpit

By Marvin Olasky
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Supreme Court | George Takei, who as a young actor played Sulu on the Star Trek television series nearly 50 years ago, is now a gay activist. He is so angry about Supreme Court…

 
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