WASHINGTON (RNS) Amidst all the usual arguments for and against gay marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to be grasping for a way to sidestep an up-or-down decision on a divisive social issue.
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Crowd gathers outside the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2013. Throngs of supporters and opponents gathered outside the high court this week as it considered cases about same-sex marriage.
WASHINGTON (RNS) For supporters of gay marriage, Tuesday’s arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court show just how far this debate has come: It’s no longer “if” gay marriage will be accepted and legal, but “how” and “when.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Former President Bill Clinton says the U.S. Supreme Court should strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, which he signed in 1996 during a “very different time.”
(WASHINGTON) The Obama administration came out forcefully Thursday against California’s ban on same-sex marriage and, by extension, implicated similar bans in 37 other states.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Foes of same-sex marriage are warning the Supreme Court that lifting state or federal restrictions would threaten their own economic and religious freedoms and lead to social and political upheaval.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Forty years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion, the constitutional right many Americans take for granted is coming under increased scrutiny.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Each January in the four decades since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, Nellie Gray gathered tens of thousands for the annual March for Life protest rally. After the octogenarian died last August, a woman less than half her age will lead the march to mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. By Adelle M. Banks.
(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.
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.