A federal appeals court put an indefinite hold on California same-sex marriages Monday, overruling the order of a lower court judge who paved the way for such unions to commence starting Wednesday.
The American Bar Association has adopted a resolution calling on governments at every level to eliminate all the legal barriers that prevent to same-sex couples from being joined in marriage.
An atheist activist in Illinois has filed a federal lawsuit to force a non-profit group into surrendering the $20,000 state grant it received to repair and restore a giant 111-foot cross.
A proposed "mega mosque" to be built near New York City's Ground Zero has little support nationwide, suggests a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll.
Opponents of Texas' new social studies standards are hailing the introduction of a House resolution that criticizes the Texas State Board of Education.
A federal judge has denied a motion to stay the judgment he made last week on California's Proposition 8, effectively allowing gay marriages to resume in the state starting next Wednesday.
The federal judge who rejected California's voter-approved marriage definition says he is ready to rule on whether gay marriages should resume immediately in the state or await an appeals court's input.
Over the past 30 years, virtually every Supreme Court case involving sexual freedom – whether it's been abortion or gay rights – has been decided in favor of the expanded liberties, noted prominent Christian conservative leader Chuck Colson on Monday.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown asked a federal judge on Friday to allow same-sex marriages in California to resume immediately after a landmark federal ruling on the issue was made public.
Elena Kagan was sworn in Saturday as the 112th justice and fourth woman ever to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana will once again allow a Catholic professor to teach on the subject of Catholicism after firing him last month for explaining the Catholic Church's position on human sexual behavior to members of his class.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Elena Kagan on Thursday as the fourth woman in history to serve on the Supreme Court following a 63-37 vote that was mostly along party lines.
Kenyan voters have overwhelmingly approved their country's new constitution, according to provisional results released by election officials Thursday morning.
The U.S. Senate will be voting Thursday on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan before heading into its monthlong summer recess.
A federal judge has ruled against California's voter-approved marriage definition in a landmark decision that brings the gay marriage debate one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A federal court will release on Wednesday the ruling of the judge who presided over the landmark gay marriage court battle in California earlier this year.
The Human Rights Campaign is criticizing retailing companies Target and Best Buy for making a donation to a political group supporting conservative Minnesota House member and gubernatorial hopeful Tom Emmer.
A broad range of Christian leaders in Kenya issued a joint statement Friday on their country's proposed constitution, calling on "all Kenyans" to reject it "in its entirety."
More than 170 pro-life and pro-family leaders in 21 countries have signed a petition urging the people of Kenya to consider the consequences of enacting a constitution that they say would overturn present Kenyan law prohibiting abortion except to save the mother's life.
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has overturned the ruling of the Supreme Administrative Court that would have forced the Coptic Orthodox Church to issue re-marriage permits for divorcees despite the church body's stance on the issue.
Over 30 conservative organizations are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to allow them to participate in oral arguments supporting the National Day of Prayer, with at least one group calling the Obama administration's defense of the observance "inadequate."
Eighty-one members of Congress are urging the federal court in Phoenix to deny a motion from the U.S. Department of Justice that would block Arizona's new immigration law.
An effort in Montana to define every human being from the beginning of biological development as a "person" fell short of the required 48,674 signatures needed to bring the proposal before voters this year.
Over 220 pastors in state of Texas have drafted and signed a statement expressing their support behind what they believe to be the best balance between justice and compassion in regards to border security and immigration issues.
The American Civil Liberties Union is pressing a federal health agency to ensure that religiously-affiliated hospitals provide emergency reproductive care as required by federal law.