A group that seeks separation of church and state said Tuesday it will work to counter the use religious liberty rights as a way to discriminate against sexual minorities and reproductive services.
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By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times
Resistance may look futile, but U.S. lawmakers and state workers are not done rebelling against the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage. Published July 6, 2015
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson recently told an audience in San Diego that God spoke to him immediately after he threw a decisive interception to seal his team's Super Bowl loss in February.
Jewish officials are furious over a video installation at a Polish museum that shows naked men and women playing a game of tag in a gas chamber.
A bill that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives is struggling to muster enough support ahead of a legislative vote Tuesday.
Heroin use in the United States is growing, with more than 500,000 people estimated to be addicted to the dangerous narcotic, the federal government said Tuesday.
Human breast milk is so valuable it could trade for 400 times more than the price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150 times the price of a gallon of cow's milk and 15 times more than coffee.
Pope Francis has a whirlwind final full day in Ecuador on Tuesday, with an open-air Mass in the capital sandwiched between meetings with bishops, indigenous groups and students and capped by a visit to a famed Jesuit church.
Comedian Bill Cosby has admitted under oath to drugging multiple women in order to coerce them into sex, according to a 2005 deposition made public Monday.
A suburban Denver baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple will argue Tuesday before the Colorado Court of Appeals that his religious beliefs should protect him from sanctions against his business.
A Jan. 19 trial has been set in Phoenix for a lawsuit that alleges polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line systematically denied housing, water services and police protection to people who aren't part of the communities' dominant religious sect.
Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson argued Sunday that the U.S. is in desperate need of a new Declaration of Independence that frees it from bigotry, religious extremism and greed.
Serving his second term as chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent advisory group, scholar Robert P. George is worried about the state of religious liberty around the world.
A Texas clerk said Monday she will not issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples because the Supreme Court's ruling is "lawless."
Hundreds of thousands of people filled a park in Ecuador's main port city Monday for Pope Francis' first big event of his three-nation South American tour, hoping for a glimpse of Latin America's first pope returning to his home soil for a Mass dedicated to the family.
Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes this weekend, telling a megachurch congregation in Georgia that God favors the United States but warning that the nation is on a perilous spiritual path because of actions like the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
The American Humane Society in the Twin Cities is adding photos of stray dogs it takes in to a database that uses facial-recognition technology to reunite lost pets with their owners.
The head of the Pentagon's new agency in charge of recovering and identifying remains of U.S. war dead said he will push for more partnering with private groups that have resources and interest to help reinvigorate a troubled POW-MIA accounting mission.
The saga of same-sex marriage in America began in 1970, but really took off in the 1990s.
When Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson said Sunday that Christian merchants aren't required to attend same-sex weddings in order to serve them, he was apparently overlooking photographers like Elaine Huguenin.
Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday -- a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition.
Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual Fourth of July party.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision to order a Ten Commandments monument removed from the state Capitol grounds has so angered conservatives in the Legislature that some Republicans are calling for justices to be impeached, while others want to amend the Bill of Rights in the 108-year-old state constitution.
It won't be a small, private affair when the Dalai Lama celebrates his 80th birthday this weekend in Southern California.
An effort to remove the statue of Father Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol has been set aside for the time being.
The world's largest American flag was made Wednesday out of Lego bricks.
As we get ready for our parades, festivals and get-togethers, there is an elephant in the room: the heat.
An Ann Coulter book event in Costa Mesa, California, was crashed by illegal-immigration activists vowing to "fight back" because they are allegedly "under attack."
The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa are still required to pay $135,000 in damages for "emotional suffering" to a lesbian couple based on Thursday's final order from the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.
Religious nonprofits hoping to force yet another Obamacare showdown before the Supreme Court haven't chalked up the appellate win they need to put the issue on a glide path to the justices, but they aren't losing faith, saying it's only a matter of time before their legal campaign pays off.
Those people clad in white keeping silent vigil in front of the California state Capitol have a message for Democratic legislators: The thousands who opposed the stricter vaccination mandates signed into law Tuesday aren't backing down.
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