(RNS) Pete Stark, the only openly atheist member of Congress, was defeated Tuesday, but newly elected Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will take his place — representing what atheists, humanists and other nontheists hope is a new wave of nonreligous lawmakers. By Kimberly Winston.
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(RNS) Gay rights supporters are marking Election Day 2012 as a turning point in their quest for marriage equality as opponents deny a cultural shift in American attitudes. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Mitt Romney failed in his bid to win the White House back for Republicans, but the biggest losers in Tuesday’s voting may be Christian conservatives who put everything they had into denying President Obama a second term and battling other threats to their agenda. Does the religious right need to reinvent itself?
(RNS) Congress will become a shade more religiously diverse this January, after Tuesday’s election of the first Hindu representative and first Buddhist senator. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) Roy Moore, forever known as Alabama's Ten Commandments judge, has been re-elected chief justice in a triumphant political resurrection after being ousted from that office nearly a decade ago. By Kim Chandler.
(RNS) Here's a quick tour of selected state ballot measures from the 2012 elections. By Jeanie Groh.
(RNS) Despite Mitt Romney's loss on Tuesday night, fellow Mormons say his candidacy was a win for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By Peggy Fletcher Stack and Daniel Burke.
This probably aint the birthday present Billy Graham was hoping for today. It's the morning after the night before, and here's our sense of who won and who lost last night, from candidates to campaigns, ballot measures to bishops.
(RNS) Religious leaders already have their wish lists ready for President Obama's second term. Here are 10 officials' thoughts about what they’d like to see in the next four years. By Adelle M. Banks and Jeanie Groh.