WASHINGTON — The status of Jerusalem has been at the top of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ever since Israel was recognized in 1948. The official U.S. policy is spelled out in a State Department manual: “For a person born in Jerusalem, write JERUSALEM as the place of birth in the passport. Do not write Israel, Jordan or West Bank.”
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WASHINGTON – The decision was a defeat for preppy clothier Abercrombie & Fitch, which refused to hire a Muslim girl in 2008 because she was wearing a black hijab, or head scarf.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) On a clear Arkansas spring afternoon after a day of horse riding, Wade Earp sighed and said, “I wish we didn’t have to have a gay rodeo. I wish we could just rodeo.”
(RNS) Franklin Graham is using social media to prompt prayers for a gay marriage ruling that follows “God’s law.”
As the Supreme Court wrestles with the legalization of gay marriage, the Massachusetts couples who successfully challenged their state’s ban on gay marriage in 2003 are juggling work and retirement, raising kids who turn down Ivy League colleges and holding joyful family reunions.
AUSTIN — Texas joins a handful of states, including Alabama, Michigan and Louisiana, that are considering legislation that would throw up roadblocks to gay marriage in apparent anticipation of the Supreme Court ruling.
(RNS) Yes, the government has an interest in fostering strong communities and strong families — and both will strengthened when marriage equality makes the lives of same-sex couples and their children more safe and secure.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the Supreme Court finally took up the vexing question of same-sex marriage, the case came down to two competing visions of marriage: what it’s been, what it should be, and who gets to decide.
WASHINGTON — Some studies show that children raised in same-sex households fare no worse than those raised by mothers and fathers. Others say the differences are stark.