COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The state's ban doesn't prevent licensed therapists from expressing their personal views about conversion therapy to minor clients, a judge said.
(RNS) — In deciding to allow a Christian cross to stay on a Maryland highway, the court rejected some of the extreme arguments that may have had more far-reaching consequences for the Establishment Clause.
(RNS) — Since he began working as a school bus driver in suburban Maryland more than a decade ago, Sawinder Singh’s colleagues, supervisors and students taunted him because of his religion and ethnicity.
BLADENSBURG, Md. (RNS) — The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision and ruled that the monument had 'the primary effect of endorsing religion and excessively entangles the government in religion.'
(RNS) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a lawsuit challenging Maryland’s controversial executive order banning state agencies from contracts with businesses that boycott Israel.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Heather Cook faces manslaughter charges in a hit-and-run drunk driving accident, and church officials charged her with misrepresenting her battles with alcohol.
(RNS) The disconnect between what Congress wants to do and what the nation needs done is vast and bizarre.
(RNS) For many Muslim families and students, getting Eid al-Adha as an official school holiday isn't just about equity and sparing students the hassle of make-up work, but connecting with their religious identity.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) A pastor known for promoting corporal punishment has been accused of physically abusing a woman for 25 years, beginning during her childhood. By Bob Smietana / USA Today.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) After a string of victories for gay rights at the ballot box this year, gay rights groups here are positioning for a 2014 battle to try and become the first state to overturn a 10-year constitutional ban on gay marriage. By Harry Esteve.
(RNS) Gay rights supporters are marking Election Day 2012 as a turning point in their quest for marriage equality as opponents deny a cultural shift in American attitudes. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Here's a quick tour of selected state ballot measures from the 2012 elections. By Jeanie Groh.
SEATTLE (RNS) With its relatively low churchgoing population and social libertarianism, Washington may be the state where voters are most likely to approve gay marriage next month. But opponents say the early polls are deceptive. By Jeff Mapes.