WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama campaigned against a Bush-era discrimination policy for religious groups that receive federal grants. Now a growing coalition of groups is trying to hold him to his promise.
(RNS) The Justice Department will instruct employees to give lawful same-sex marriages full and equal recognition to the greatest extent possible under the law. Gay marriage is currently legal in 17 states and the District of Columbia.
(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) Attorney General Eric Holder and other legal experts strategized with black church leaders on Wednesday (May 30) about new restrictive state voting laws that can affect their congregants by reducing early voting and requiring IDs. By Adelle M. Banks.