Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has filed a brief in support of two same-sex couples challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Earlier this year, Herring refused to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban when it was legally challenged.
The Alaska House recently passed legislation defining a "medically necessary" abortion, essentially placing limits on state funding for an abortion.
A petition posted on a White House website seeking legal recognition for "non-binary genders" has garnered over 100,000 signatures. The petition was created in March and has surpassed the 100,000 mark well in advance of its April 20 deadline. With the benchmark reached, according to the Obama administration's "We The People" website, the White House must issue an official response to the petition.
President Barack Obama hosted religious leaders from various denominations on Monday for the fifth annual Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House, taking time to reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the "glory of the resurrection."
Ohio State's attorneys are prepared to seek a stay order from a federal judge who is scheduled Monday to strike down as unconstitutional the state's voter-approved ban on recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples from other states.
First lady Michelle Obama was joined Friday by former first lady Rosalynn Carter, former Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.) and Jill Biden to announce new initiatives for Joining Forces, a program to help the caregivers of wounded veterans.
Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appeared in a television interview for the first time since her resignation, and described the Obama administration's calculation that the law's online sign-up system would be ready by Oct. 1 as "just flat out wrong."
President Barack Obama on Friday announced that Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office and Management and Budget, would be his nominee to replace the embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The announcement comes seven months before the midterm elections.
Obama Laughs at 'Crazy' Birth Certificate Scandal; Says Document 'Still Up On a Website Somewhere' (Video)
President Barack Obama, lashing out at Republican-led efforts to strengthen voter ID requirements, poked fun at critics who have hounded him since the start of his first term about his birth certificate and the validity of his office.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted Thursday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for failing to testify about the IRS scandal involving the targeting of conservative, pro-life and evangelical groups.
A well-known conservative blogger and journalist has described U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister as the "sleaziest politician in Louisiana" after a security video, released Monday, showed the married congressman locking lips with one of his former female staffers, who is also married.
'This is not 1875': Sheriff in Tennessee Worries After Senate Passes Bill Allowing Open Gun Carry Without Permit
Some law enforcement officers in Tennessee are now worried about the increase in crime and other unintended consequences that could occur if a bill passed Tuesday by the Tennessee Senate to let gun owners carry their weapons openly without a permit should ever become law.
The University of South Carolina Upstate has canceled a gay-themed show following outcry from conservative state lawmakers.
In testimony before a U.S. House subcommittee last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared to suggest the administration may be backing off its support for the Common Core State Standards Initiative. In a statement to The Christian Post, however, an Education Department spokesperson reiterated Duncan's support for the Common Core.
At an event attended by hundreds of conservatives in New Hampshire Saturday, three 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls blasted President Obama's signature healthcare law and shared their views on the party's future.
President Obama Pledges to Fight Attacks Against Voting Rights; 'We Should Not Be Having an Argument About This'
President Barack Obama declared Friday that he will not allow attacks on the Voting Rights Act to go unchallenged and argued that there should be no argument about the right to vote among political leaders.
The U.S. Senate failed to move forward on a gender pay discrimination bill Wednesday as the White House continues to defend its use of a questionable statistic on the gender wage gap.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," was supposed to lower healthcare costs and reduce the national deficit without causing anyone to lose their insurance or their doctor. It was also not supposed to subsidize abortions. These promises have not been kept.
Diversity. Tolerance. Open-mindedness. These values have been the benchmarks of American liberalism, until recently. Liberals are increasingly characterized by demands for homogeneity and intolerance of those who disagree with them.
Immigration reform is unlikely to get passed this year in the U.S. House, Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) told The Christian Post this week. He also spoke about his efforts to combat human trafficking.
Criticisms of Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision, McCutcheon vs. FEC, removing the overall limit on individual donations to political campaigns, have been overblown. The decision will not bring about the end of democracy in America, as some have claimed. In some minor ways, it may actually benefit U.S. political institutions.
Mississippi Lawmakers Approve Religious Freedom Bill SB 2681, Gov. Phil Bryant Will Sign; Gay Activists Call it Discriminatory
Mississippi lawmakers in both chambers of the legislature passed the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 2681) Tuesday. Gov. Phil Bryant (R) has said he will sign the bill. When it becomes law it will prohibit the state from taking action that "burden" a citizen's right to religious exercise. LGBT activists have attacked the bill as discriminatory.
With a major U.N. report warning that the effects of climate change are spreading to every corner of the world, a Christian environmental group says those who are being hit the hardest are the poor, the young and the elderly.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative treats kids like little machines on an assembly line to "college or career readiness," rather than as unique human beings, each with different gifts and aspirations, a new documentary, "Building the Machine," claims.
Russell Moore: Young Evangelicals Reject Christian Right, But Not Moving Left; Prefer to Be Freakish
Younger Evangelicals are rejecting the style and methods of the Christian Right but they are not becoming liberals, Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptists Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, contended Tuesday at the Ethics and Public Policy Center's Faith Angle Forum. Instead, they are embracing a counter-cultural, "freakish" message tied to the Gospel.
U.S. President Barack Obama met Pope Francis on Thursday at the Vatican, with reports stating that the world leaders held a 50-minute private talk. Obama said that while the two had a "wide-ranging discussion," they focused on two concerns that the pope had: the poor and growing inequality, and conflict around the world.
SPLC Insists It's Still Working With FBI After Christian Groups Protest 'Inappropriate' Relationship on Website
The Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., insisted Thursday that the organization is still in a relationship with the Federal Bureau of Investigations after the Bureau recently scrubbed it as a resource from its hate crimes website.
Michigan's governor has refused to recognize the gay marriage licenses issued after a judge declared the state's ban on same-sex unions unconstitutional.