(RNS) At age 83, former computer programmer Edie Windsor has become a rock star in the gay rights community. But her lawsuit to legalize gay marriage is mostly about her long love affair with Thea Spyer and lessons from her fourth-grade civics class. By Richard Wolf / USA Today.
Articles tagged “Supreme Court”
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court's long-awaited decisions to hear challenges to the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage move the issue to the top of the national agenda following a year in which advocates scored major legal and political victories. By Richard Wolf / USA Today.
(RNS) A war memorial cross that has been the center of a legal battle for more than a decade will be re-erected within California’s Mojave National Preserve on Veterans Day but it will be located on private land. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) It would be an error to underestimate or write off the Protestant influence in the American political arena. But with the rapid demographic and sociological changes now underway, get ready for Hindus, Jews, Hispanics, Buddhists, Muslims, gays, women, atheists and many other groups to head up future presidential tickets. By A. James Rudin.
(RNS) The 2012 GOP ticket _ two Christians who are neither evangelical nor mainline Protestants _ isn't a major marker of social change, experts say, but rather a refection of today's wider, less brand-specific Christian culture. By Cathy Lynn Grossman.
(RNS) Nellie Gray, the octogenarian who founded the annual March for Life to protest the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, has died. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) Thousands of people wearing red shirts gathered in downtown Columbia, Mo., in response to word of a planned protest by the Kansas-based group Westboro Baptist Church. By Kellie Kotraba.
WARRENTON, Mo. (RNS) “Ask at what age a Christian formed a relationship with Jesus Christ, and 85 percent will say before their 15th birthday,” says Reese Kauffman, president of Child Evangelism Fellowship. The Missouri-based group spends $5 million on its international missions, focusing especially on children. By Tim Townsend.
(RNS) There are certain speeches, songs, books, letters, laws, and axioms that Americans appreciate enough to argue about, says religion scholar Stephen Prothero. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) Supporters of President Obama’s health care reform law celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the landmark legislation, but they may want to keep the corks in their champagne bottles. By David Gibson.