(RNS) Florida is now the 36th U.S. state where same-sex marriages are legal statewide. The addition of its 19.9 million people means 70 percent of Americans now live in states where gay marriage is legal.
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(RNS) Tennessee approved a constitutional amendment that will give more power to state lawmakers to regulate and restrict abortion.
(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) Although Florida’s foreign law ban bucks the trend of overexpansive bans in other states, the motivation to pass such a law is rooted in the same xenophobic sentiment.
(RNS) Florida megachurch pastor Bob Coy has resigned from his 20,000-member Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale over a “moral failing.”
(RNS) Local officials in Florida this week rejected an atheist monument proposed for a courthouse lawn, another example of the hurdles religious minorities will face as they continue to press for equal access to displays on public lands.
(RNS) George Zimmermann, 78, retired to Deland, Fla., 16 years ago from his post at Georgetown United Methodist Church in Paradise, Pa. He said his time in Florida had been relatively peaceful and uneventful – until the phone calls began trickling in.
(RNS) After years of unsuccessful challenges to religious monuments on public land, atheists are adopting a new strategy: if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.
(RNS) Fifty years after they began arriving from India, the first generation of Indian-Americans is retiring and finding itself in a quandary: they built successful lives and careers, but never planned for retirement. A Hindu retirement center in Orlando aims to help solve the problem.
(RNS) Here's a quick tour of selected state ballot measures from the 2012 elections. By Jeanie Groh.