WASHINGTON Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 26-page opinion Wednesday (June 26) striking down a federal ban on same-sex marriages offers a window into Americans’ rapidly shifting views of same-sex relationships — a shift that increasingly relies on matters of law and fairness, not moral or religious views.
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(RNS) The Supreme Court rulings are not as simple as whether gays and lesbians can marry or not, and whether they become eligible for federal benefits.
(RNS) As the Supreme Court prepares to issue two historic decisions on gay marriage this month, judges and lawyers who worked on earlier cases don’t expect anything all-encompassing from a cautious and conservative court.
(RNS) About 72 percent of Americans say that legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable,” a new survey finds.
The Boy Scouts of America has long argued that homosexuality is incompatible with its basic principles. As a private organization, its right to exclude gays was upheld by the Supreme Court a decade ago.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that the Greece (N.Y.) Town Board violated the separation of church and state when it repeatedly used Christian clergy to conduct prayers at the start of its public meetings.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Just because the nation may change its laws to “tolerate legalized acts of immorality” does not make those acts any less spiritually damaging, senior Mormon apostle Boyd K. Packer said.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Even if the Supreme Court decides historic cases on gay marriage on narrow legal grounds, proponents of gay marriage say a win is still a win.
(RNS) Catholic leaders appear to be adopting a more positive tone, if not policies, on gays and lesbians. But the new rhetoric may also be an acknowledgment of the huge shift in the court of public opinion, and maybe soon at the Supreme Court.