Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now.
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By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times
Sandra Cano, who said "cunning, wicked lawyers" involved her in a landmark abortion case, died Tuesday of extended illnesses. She was 66. Published October 1, 2014
Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the separation of church and state is the most foundational freedom in the United States.
The first woman ever to be appointed a member of a Vatican congregation explains that "women still have much to give to the Church with their personal charisma."
Catastrophes have hit communities for millennia, but one thing that hasn't changed is the importance and preparedness of houses of worship during a time of need, emergency officials said Tuesday.
Three dozen homeless pets and their rescuers have received a blessing from New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
Hundreds of advocates gathered Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C., to pray for the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has now been imprisoned in Iran for the past two years.
The NFL — already under fire for domestic violence issues related to players — may now face a First Amendment brouhaha after referees in the Kansas City-New England Monday night matchup flagged the Chief's Husain Abdullah for his celebratory endzone behavior.
World Communications Day 2015 will focus on the theme "Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love," the Vatican announced Monday.
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace quizzed famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson during a televised interview about his possible run for the White House in 2016, asking the Republican outright: If you won, wouldn't you just be like what critics call President Obama — an inexperienced newbie?
When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?
It has been nearly 10 years since Carrie Underwood won "American Idol" but her newest song proves that fame has not managed to take away her faith.
It is a sign of the times - and a clear-eyed, viable idea from Johns Hopkins University emergency preparedness and response experts, who have led pastors, ministers and other clergy in disaster readiness training in three cities, capping off the outreach in the nation's capital on Tuesday. They specialize in schooling folks of faith who also have a calling to be spiritual boots-on-the-ground during a terrorist attack, mass shooting, natural disaster or other unexpected calamity.
On Monday's feast of the archangels Pope Francis spoke of the ongoing battle between the devil and mankind, encouraging attendees to pray to the angels, who have been charged to defend us.
Is the future of marriage a thoughtful, loving, five-year legal contract with an option to renew?
Several 2016 presidential hopefuls made their pitches to the influential gathering of social conservatives over the weekend at the 2014 Values Voter Summit, with at least one past GOP presidential contender urging evangelicals to show up at the polls if they're upset at the direction of the country.
Former Arkansas Gov. and erstwhile presidential candidate Mike Huckabee urged social conservatives Friday evening to "show up" and make their influence known at the polls to elect people who share their common values.
A Michigan Muslim civil rights leader is among many worldwide insisting that Islamic State extremists don't speak for his religion.
Muslim prohibition against portraying Islam's founder makes telling the story of this great religion extraordinarily difficult. But that hasn't stopped people from trying.
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