(RNS) Justice Roy Moore ruled that the state’s probate judges have a “ministerial duty” not to violate Alabama’s “Sanctity of Marriage” laws.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson canceled the state’s contracts with Planned Parenthood, making his the third Southern state to do so since anti-abortion activists released videos that they say suggests the organization sells fetal tissue.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A solid 56 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, up from just 11 percent in 1988.
(RNS) Images of that day 50 years ago, when law enforcement officers beat back peaceful civil rights marchers trying to cross Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, provided the catalyst for passage of the Voting Rights Act.
WASHINGTON (RNS) If the justices thought there was a good chance they would rule against same-sex marriage in the upcoming cases involving Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, they likely would stop couples from marrying elsewhere.
(RNS) The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday leaves unchanged 20 state laws blocking same-sex unions. Each is already under legal attack, and some judges in those cases had been waiting to see what the high court would do. The court’s instruction Monday: Proceed.
(RNS) An Alabama teen’s example brings to light the debate over taking selfies in front of places such as Auschwitz and the 9/11 Memorial Museum where so many people lost their lives.
(RNS) After losing steam in recent years, the anti-Shariah movement has scored a string of victories by, ironically, leaving the words “Shariah” and “Islam” out of bills that restrict state courts from considering foreign law.