LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) If forced to approve marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples, the "searing act of validation would forever echo in her conscience," her lawyers said in their Supreme Court request for a stay pending appeal.
Subtle protest, not legal confrontation, will cement equal treatment.
Kim Davis said she prayed and fasted over her decision to refuse marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
(RNS) In the short time since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, those with religious objections are already facing punishment.
A year later, who was the big winner in the Supreme Court's landmark decision in the Hobby Lobby case? Beards. Yes, beards.
(RNS) The waves of social change sweeping across America got me thinking. Were Aunt Charlotte and Aunt Trudy more than simply “roommates”?
If the Supreme Court finds a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, it can, and should, leave room for states to accommodate those who adhere to a traditional view of marriage.
(RNS) In 16 nations where same-sex unions are recognized, the changes came about not through judicial decree, but through the legislative process.
(RNS) Christian leaders have issued a call to civil authorities to preserve “the unique meaning of marriage in the law” -- but also to “protect the rights of those with differing views of marriage.”
WASHINGTON — From judicial precedent to whether heterosexuals make better parents for children, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider five major arguments when they consider gay marriage next week.
NEW YORK (RNS) Mayor Bill de Blasio says he supports churches renting space in public schools. Now a court decision will force him to show whether he really believes that.
WASHINGTON (RNS) If the justices thought there was a good chance they would rule against same-sex marriage in the upcoming cases involving Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, they likely would stop couples from marrying elsewhere.
(RNS) The death penalty is in critical condition. Might 2015 be a year of abolition?
(RNS) Remember Bishop Bling? Mark Driscoll? Brittany Maynard? They all helped shape the top religion headlines of 2014.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will consider a religion trifecta: One case focuses on prison inmates. Another deals with outdoor signs. The third affects Americans born in Jerusalem.