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Federal judge swims upstream: No constitutional right to gay 'marriage'

A federal judge and his court decision have given new hope that traditional marriage will survive legal attacks by homosexual activists and sympathetic judges. U.S. District Court Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez, in fact, suggested that other judges have ta ...

Did Hobby Lobby open floodgate to kill abortion pill mandate?

After the Supreme Court of the United States ruled this summer that for-profit businesses (via its Hobby Lobby decision) had their freedom to exercise religion violated by the HHS Mandate forcing objecting owners’ health insurance plans to pay for th ...

Ginsburg, Kagan have legal duty to recuse in marriage cases

The Supreme Court will, perhaps even in this session, take up the issue of sodomy-based marriage. If it does, justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan will have an obligation to step off the bench for those cases on the grounds that their imparti ...

What bias? Second justice on high court performs same-sex 'wedding'

Another U.S. Supreme Court justice has prompted a call to recuse herself if the court is asked to determine the constitutionality of state marriage laws and amendments. Justice Elena Kagan recently performed a homosexual "marriage" ceremony, joining ...

Ginsburg's own words, deeds reveal her stance on same-sex marriage

[caption id="attachment_23758" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]A constitutional law expert says one justice on the U.S. Supreme Court should not have a role in same-gender marriage cases. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recentl ...

Atheists challenge housing allowance for pastors

An appeals court is deciding whether pastors can keep their housing allowance and whether atheists can sue to get rid of it. Attorneys with The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty were on hand Tuesday before the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ...

Ruling in Louisiana: States have right to define marriage

Homosexual activists are unhappy with a federal judge's ruling backing Louisiana's marriage amendment, making it very likely the ruling will be appealed. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman upheld the state's ban on same-gender "marriage ...

Supreme Court vacancies should motivate GOP voters too

WASHINGTON -- Facing Democratic fears about losing control of the U.S. Senate, President Obama is using looming Supreme Court battles and the possibility of new justice appointments to fire up his base for the upcoming midterm elections. "I need a De ...

Attorney files suit on behalf of Chick-fil-A sergeant

An organization for military veterans has filed suit on behalf of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Nathan Sommers, who became famous last fall for serving Chick-Fil-A sandwiches at his promotion ceremony. Sommers, a decorated member of the U.S. Army Band Chorus ...

Still waiting for justice

[caption id="attachment_10405" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Driver of pickup.[/caption]We watched the system at work. We watched the court proceedings and saw a judge dispense punishment in the beating of Steve Utash last spring. We watched -- an ...


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