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Ireland will not force churches to wed gays

DUBLIN, Ireland (BP) — Ireland on May 22 became the first country to hold a public vote amending its constitution to allow gay “marriage,” but the change will not force houses of worship to perform the unions. Instead, gay couples … Continue reading

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Georgia added to list of Southern states with challenge to gay ‘marriage’ ban

ATLANTA (TAB, RNS) — Georgia recently became the last Southern state to see opposition of its ban on gay “marriage.” The suit was brought by three gay couples and one woman who was unable to get recognized on the state death certificate when her … Continue reading

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Moore opposes medical marijuana

NASHVILLE (ABP) — The Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) top public-policy expert says any therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana are outweighed by costs to society that disproportionately burden the poor. Russell Moore, president of the SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said in … Continue reading

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Polygamy ban in Utah declared unconstitutional by federal judge

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BP) — A federal court has struck down a vital section of Utah’s anti-polygamy law, lending credence to arguments by defenders of marriage that the reshaping of the institution would not end with legalizing same-sex “unions.” Clark … Continue reading

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Attorney General Strange files brief in support of First Amendment rights for New Mexico photographers

ALBEQUERQUE, N.M. (AGO, TAB) — In support of the owners of Elane Photography in New Mexico, the office of Attorney General Luther Strange filed a legal brief in mid-December petitioning for the United States Supreme Court to take a case … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — Alabama Supreme Court issues VictoryLand opinion

MONTGOMERY (Press release) — The Supreme Court of Alabama today issued a 46-page opinion explaining why Judge Tom Young of the Macon County Circuit Court was wrong to deny the State’s application for a search warrant to search and seize … Continue reading

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Tragic: US passes 55 million abortion mark

WASHINGTON (BP) — At some point in the past year, the United States experienced its 55 millionth legal abortion — a tragic number that is far more than the combined U.S. death count of every American war since the nation’s … Continue reading

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Abortion remains legal, but restricted

WASHINGTON (RNS) Forty years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion, the constitutional right many Americans take for granted is coming under increased scrutiny. State legislatures are passing limits on abortion-related services. More abortion providers face stepped-up regulations, and more patients face … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Campaign to abolish death penalty invigorated; Connecticut governor set to sign repeal bill

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The campaign to abolish the death penalty has been freshly invigorated this month in a series of actions that supporters say represents increasing evidence that America may be losing its taste for capital punishment. As early as … Continue reading

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