Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said at Thursday's GOP debate in Michigan that the legality of both same-sex marriage and gay adoption should be left up to the states.
Before a lively crowd at the Fox Theater in downtown Detroit, Cruz was asked by Fox News moderator Bret Baier his opinion on gay adoption.
The Republican presidential hopeful responded by noting his views on states' rights, as well as his opposition to last year's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide. more >>
A conservative pundit who supports same-sex marriage stated that liberals could never have a civil discussion on the debate over marriage definition.
At a panel on gay marriage and religious liberty held on the main stage of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Guy Benson of Townhall.com said that "this conversation we are having right now, literally couldn't happen at a leftwing conference."
Pro-life activists and legal experts who witnessed arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Texas' controversial abortion law are unsure how the high court may rule.
Oral arguments were heard by the eight justices on Wednesday in Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt, the lawsuit challenging Texas's House Bill 2, a sweeping pro-life law passed in 2013.
John Seago, legislative director at Texas Right to life, told The Christian Post that the arguments "were lively" as the justices questioned the two sides. more >>
Today's oral argument in the US Supreme Court in the Texas abortion case (Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt) was likely the most complicated and intense argument in an abortion case since Roe v. Wade. Certainly the stakes have never been higher in the fight to ensure that every person is welcomed in life and protected in law
The case, Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, involves Texas House Bill 2, a measure enacted in 2013 with a number of life-affirming provisions. Placing profit above women's health, abortion providers challenged provisions requiring them to meet the same health and safety standards as ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), as well as to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. In June 2015, the Fifth Circuit upheld the provisions, and the abortion providers appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in their continued effort to avoid compliance with the commonsense requirements.
Americans United for Life (AUL) has defended such laws since 2002 and has been active in this case since its inception, submitting an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit and in the Supreme Court. more >>
A Muslim nanny from Uzbekistan who earlier this week beheaded a 4-year-old girl in Moscow has said that "Allah ordered" her to commit the murder.
BBC News reported that 38-year-old mother of three Gulchekhra Bobokulova admitted her guilt before reporters on the way to a Moscow court, though she is also being evaluated for mental problems.
Bobokulova is suspected of waiting until the parents of the little girl left their flat in the Russian capital before she killed and then beheaded the young child. Video footage later depicted the nanny walking around a metro station with the severed head in her hands, before she was arrested by police. more >>
A fraud case alleging that Donald Trump defrauded thousands of students through the now-defunct Trump University moved forward in New York, and Forbes Magazine says the Republican presidential frontrunner has a history of exaggerating his wealth.
Trump has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the world's richest people in its 30th annual list. His net worth was estimated at $4.5 billion by Forbes, leaving him 324th amongst the richest people in the world, according to the list.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates was named at the top of the list for a third consecutive year, bringing in a net worth of $75 billion, while Spain's Aamancio Ortego came in second, with business magnate Warren Buffet in third. more >>