WASHINGTON (RNS) — The U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops equated the effect of a potential ruling against public sector unions' rights to collect fees from nonmembers to landmark decisions that legalized abortion and same-sex marriage.
(RNS) A favorite talking point among conservative opponents is that the gay marriage ruling is akin to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. But there are several obstacles to that scenario. Here are six of them ...
As the Supreme Court wrestles with the legalization of gay marriage, the Massachusetts couples who successfully challenged their state's ban on gay marriage in 2003 are juggling work and retirement, raising kids who turn down Ivy League colleges and holding joyful family reunions.
AUSTIN — Texas joins a handful of states, including Alabama, Michigan and Louisiana, that are considering legislation that would throw up roadblocks to gay marriage in apparent anticipation of the Supreme Court ruling.
(RNS) Yes, the government has an interest in fostering strong communities and strong families -- and both will strengthened when marriage equality makes the lives of same-sex couples and their children more safe and secure.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the Supreme Court finally took up the vexing question of same-sex marriage, the case came down to two competing visions of marriage: what it's been, what it should be, and who gets to decide.