At least 18 different organizations and 13 state attorney generals are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the constitutional rights of religious groups to set membership and leadership criteria according to the dictates of their religious beliefs.
Scott Brown of Massachusetts may have taken away the Democrats' filibuster-proof Senate majority, but the Republican senator-elect isn't your typical conservative.
The pregnant widow of a young Baptist pastor plans to file a wrongful death suit after Feb. 11, claiming that the officers who shot and killed her husband last year during a botched drug bust violated state laws.
Defenders of California's constitutional amendment on marriage presented their first witness Monday after the plaintiffs in the critical trial closed their case following two weeks of hearings.
The trial of the man accused of fatally shooting late-term abortionist George Tiller opened Friday without mention of the "a-word" in front of jurors.
Hawaii's Senate has voted to extend the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses in a marriage to "partners in a civil union" - both homosexual and heterosexual.
The trial of the man accused of fatally shooting late-term abortionist George Tiller was set to begin Friday – on the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court's controversial decision to legalize abortion nationwide.
It's been 37 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a woman has the constitutional right to have an abortion for any reason up until the "point at which the fetus becomes 'viable,'" defining viability as the potential "to live outside the mother's womb, albeit with artificial aid."
A full Hawaii Senate vote on a bill that would legalize same-sex civil unions in the state could take place as early as Friday after having been postponed last year.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday against video streaming the high-profile federal court trial on California's voter-approved marriage definition.
A highly anticipated trial is set to begin to determine whether gay marriage is a constitutional right and, in effect, whether the decision of the majority to define marriage as the union between a man and a woman violates that right.
New Jersey's Senate turned down a bill to legalize gay marriage Thursday, scoring another win for traditional marriage advocates.
The federal judge who will preside over a highly anticipated gay marriage case in California will allow the trial to be videotaped for later showing on YouTube despite the negative effects that doing so could have on witnesses.
President Obama pushed congressional leaders Tuesday to fast-track health care legislation behind closed doors despite his campaign promises of an open process.
Montana became the third state to allow physician-assisted suicide after its Supreme Court determined Thursday that nothing in the state law prevents patients from seeking it.
A Christian woman in Virginia who was ordered to turn over her daughter to her former lesbian partner in Vermont has not done so by the set deadline, a lawyer for the latter woman reported.
A Christian woman in Virginia must turn over her daughter to her former lesbian partner in Vermont before 1 p.m. Friday or face possible arrest.
Traditional marriage advocates in the nation's capital are seeking to roll back the city's pending gay marriage law by forcing a voter referendum on the issue.
The man accused of killing late-term abortionist George Tiller won't be allowed to use the "necessity defense" when he goes on trial next month, a district judge in Wichita, Kan., ruled this week.
An order to remove angels and stars from Christmas trees in all government buildings in one California county has been rescinded following the uproar that ensued over the decision.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama delivered a Christmas greeting to people across America through this week's presidential address, and offered a special note of gratitude to the men and women of the U.S. military and their families for their service to the country.
The officers involved in a botched drug bust that left a young Baptist pastor dead should not face criminal charges, according to a Georgia county grand jury.
A young Christian couple will appeal the recent decision by a New Mexico judge, who found them guilty of "sexual orientation" discrimination for declining to photograph a same-sex "commitment ceremony."
A bill legalizing gay marriage in the nation's capital was signed by the mayor Friday but won't go into effect just yet.
Terminally ill cancer patients who receive spiritual support from their medical team are, on average, found to be in a better state of being near death than those who don't, according to a recently published study.