A controversial Houston city ordinance that critics said would have allowed men to use women's restrooms if enacted has been defeated at the ballot box.
The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO, was put to referendum as Proposition 1 in the nation's fourth largest city on Tuesday and lost with 62 percent of voters rejecting it.
HERO expanded antidiscrimination laws regarding businesses and public facilities to include sexual orientation and gender identity. more >>
Ben Carson has vaulted ahead of real estate mogul Donald Trump to take the top choice for a Republican presidential nominee for GOP primary voters, based on the latest Wall Street Journal (WSJ)/NBC News poll.
For the first time since June, Donald Trump has been dethroned from his place at the top of the GOP field, the WSJ/NBC poll reflects. Ben Carson got the approval of 29 percent of Republican primary voters as the top choice for a GOP presidential candidate, while Trump only got 23 percent, according to Fox News.
Meanwhile, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio took the third place with 11 percent and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took the fourth place with 10 percent in the poll. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush only got 8 percent of the Republican primary voters, WSJ reports. more >>
A group representing Latinos in Congress is demanding that Saturday Night Live cancel Donald Trump's scheduled hosting of its next episode.
"Mr. Trump's 'racist remarks' and his continued rhetoric demonizing Latinos and immigrants has created fear within these communities around the country, many of which are represented in Congress," reads the Monday statement from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
"[T]he Congressional Hispanic Caucus urges NBCUniversal to stand by its earlier commitment to end its relationship with Mr. Trump because the values of 'respect and dignity for all people' are more important than ratings and ad revenues." more >>
Irrefutable evidence has surfaced that United States Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is in fact a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion politician who represents a state best known for its prostitution and gambling is indeed a Mormon, researchers have found.
"We were just as surprised as everyone else," noted one member of the research team, who had located both written and oral evidence of Reid's beliefs in Nevada. "I mean, who would've thunk it?" more >>
Even if 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton endorses Shariah law for minority communities, she will still have the support of some of her most loyal fans.
In a new viral YouTube video released Monday, media analyst Mark Dice tells Hillary supporters that one of her primary campaign promises is to implement Shariah law in America. He then asks if she still has their support and they remained unfazed.
The majority of those interviewed said they would support Shariah law if Clinton supported it. At least one person admitted they did not know what Shariah law is. more >>
A comprehensive study released by the Pew Research Center analyzing various questions surrounding Americans' relationship with religion has found that adults continue to overwhelmingly believe in God, but that support is declining.
The poll also found that a majority American Christians now support homosexuality, but less so on abortion.
Statistics from the 2014 Religious Landscape Study, which polled 35,000 American adults, found that 89 percent of the overall U.S. adult population believes in God, which is down from the 92 percent mark in 2007. more >>