The Ohio Supreme Court implemented a controversial decision Tuesday to stop using gender specific terms such as "husband," "wife," "father" and "mother" on all of rules and forms, opting instead to use gender neutral terms.
In a statement released Monday by court spokesman Bret Crow, the decision came as a response to the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage last summer.
"The terms husband, wife, father, mother, parent, spouse and others were to 'be construed as gender neutral where appropriate' and to remain in effect until the rules and forms were 'amended to reflect the changes contained in this Order,'" Court News Ohio reports. more >>
Easter Sunday will mark a new beginning for ex-Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll and the congregation of his new Arizona-based Trinity Church, which will hold their "first-ever gathering."
An Illinois man who was fired from his job as the music director at a Catholic church after he announced that he got married to a man, has filed a lawsuit against the church and its archdiocese.
John Colin Collette filed the lawsuit Monday against his former employer, Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness, and the Archdiocese of Chicago in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division.
The United States Supreme Court ruled that a lesbian parent who was not the birth mother of their children cannot be denied visitation rights and adoption.
In a decision rendered Monday morning, the highest court in the land reversed a decision from the Alabama Supreme Court granting the birth mother the right to bar her former partner from adopting or visiting their children.
At legal issue was the Alabama court's refusal to recognize a Georgia order allowing the non-birth mother to adopt the children. more >>
We are only one U.S. Supreme Court justice away from having religious liberty abolished, Ted Cruz told a major gathering of political conservatives.
The Republican presidential hopeful and U.S. senator from Texas spoke on the Conservative Political Action Conference's main stage Friday about the importance of having a conservative filling the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Sen. Cruz warned the audience that a hypothetical liberal appointee to the high court would eliminate religious liberty protections, saying "this election is not about one branch of government, it's about two." more >>
Washington State's highest court will hear an appeal from a florist who was fined for refusing to provide services for a same-sex wedding ceremony.
The Washington Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear arguments in the case of Robert Ingersoll et al. v. Arlene's Flowers, Inc.
"Department II of the Court, composed of Chief Justice Madsen and Justices Owens, Stephens, González and Yu, considered this matter at its March 1, 2016, Motion Calendar, and unanimously agreed that the following order be entered …That this Court will retain this case for hearing and decision," stated the order, signed by Chief Justice Barbara Madsen. more >>