The downfall of the Defense of Marriage Act means that same-sex couples must be afforded federal benefits in states where they are legally married. Here’s a look at which states allow gay marriage or unions.
Archives: June 2013
Of the many parents whom I know with neurologically or physically atypical children, I can’t think of one who has not come to understand her child as a gift and as a blessing, just the way that she is.
(RNS) A new commission created by Pope Francis will have the power to access the bank’s data and documents, trumping the secrecy that historically shrouded its operations.
We’re covering reaction to the decisions from religious leaders and the unaffiliated, but we want to know what you think, too. Leave a comment here and we’ll feature the some of the best ones.
It’s hard to find a person who doesn’t have a strong opinion about today’s double wins for gay marriage rights at the Supreme Court. Here is reaction from religious leaders who rejoice at the decisions, and from others disappointed in the court’s action. We also hear from the religiously unaffiliated.
The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in a 5-4 decision. The court also ruled that same-sex marriage will be available in California, at least where court clerks take the position that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. This post will be updated as we gather more reactions. This is a Roe v. Wade-type […]
(RNS) His newest album, “spirityouall,” includes adaptations of traditional African-American spirituals and devotional songs that McFerrin composed.
What will social conservatives do now in the wake of the Supreme Court verdicts? “Big Mountain Jesus” is safe. Pope Francis appoints a commission to investigate the Vatican bank. And Archbishop Myers says he did nothing wrong in the Fugee abuse case.
“There’s nothing subversive going on, it’s just fitness.” – Carrie Brown, principal of El Camino Creek Elementary School in Carlsbad, Calif., defending yoga classes that are being challenged by parents in a lawsuit.