(RNS) In the first religion case of the Supreme Court season, a Muslim prisoner asks for the right to grow a very short beard.
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(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) The Supreme Court will decide whether a Muslim inmate can grow a beard. So what does facial hair have to do with religion, anyway? Let us ‘Splain …
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) “Though we may disagree, we should not be disagreeable,” Mormon Apostle Dallin H. Oaks said before Utah started issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. “Our stands and communications on controversial topics should not be contentious.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) The unexpected decision by the justices immediately affects five states in which federal appeals courts had struck down bans against gay marriage: Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Utah.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court agreed to rule on a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim girl who claimed she was not hired as a “model” by Abercrombie & Fitch because of her black headscarf.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Inmate Gregory Holt wants to grow a half-inch beard in observance of his Muslim faith. Arkansas prison officials say he can’t. The Supreme Court will decide.
(RNS) Greece, N.Y., the city at the heart of last May’s Supreme Court ruling on sectarian prayer at public meetings, issued new rules for giving invocations that may exclude atheists.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Lawyers for the three same-sex couples announced Thursday (Aug. 7) that they will join with Gov. Gary Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes in calling for the Supreme Court to hear their case.