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.
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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.
(RNS) Satanists’ attack on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision with a letter protesting “informed consent” abortion laws as a burden to their religious beliefs may be a toothless challenge.
WASHINGTON — The timing of the notice came after the Senate failed Wednesday to pass Democratic legislation that would have reversed the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision on the contraception mandate.
(RNS) The Secular Coalition for America wants anyone upset by the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling last month to knit or crochet rectangles, or “bricks,” to shore up what the coalition sees as the crumbling wall of separation between church and state.
(RNS) A state win would effectively nullify more than 1,000 unions gay and lesbian Utahns entered into during a 17-day legal marriage window.
(RNS) Attorney General Sean Reyes decided to leapfrog the full 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a three-judge panel last month upheld a lower-court ruling and declared that the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of equal protection and due process extend to gay men and lesbians who want to marry.