NY Times: Gay Mormons Distressed by New Rules on Same-Sex Relationships

The Associate Press (United States) SALT LAKE CITY — In the last two years, Nathan Kitchen has revealed to his five children that he is gay, gone through a divorce …Continue reading »

Slate: A Woman’s Right to Know

Dahlia Lithwick | Slate (United States) The U.S. Supreme Court has long been signaling an almost infinite tolerance for claims that religious freedom and the freedom of speech—especially when combined—can …Continue reading »

AP: Judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriages

Jay Reeves | Associated Press (United States) As Alabama’s all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state law …Continue reading »

Reuters: Pope’s meeting with Kentucky clerk divides public after U.S. visit

Alex Dobuzinskis and Philip Pullella | Reuters (United States) A Kentucky county clerk who had been jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples secretly met Pope Francis …Continue reading »

NY Times: Drawing the Line Between Civil and Religious Rights

Linda Greenhouse | The New York Times (United States) Mathew Staver, the founding chairman of Liberty Counsel, and his wife Anita, its president, pay themselves a total of more than …Continue reading »

RNS: Kim Davis emerges as lightning rod for religious freedom among some Republicans

David Jackson | Religion News Service (United States) Most Republican presidential candidates are backing Kim Davis, saying the imprisonment of the Kentucky county clerk for refusing to issue marriage licenses …Continue reading »

NY Times: Kim Davis Standing Ground as Gay Couples Get Licenses

RICHARD FAUSSET, JOHN MURA and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA | The New York Times (United States) MOREHEAD, Ky. — At least six same-sex couples received marriage licenses here for the first time …Continue reading »

NY Times: Judge Allows Moral, Not Just Religious, Contraception Exemptions

ADAM LIPTAK | The New York Times (United States) WASHINGTON — Employers do not need to provide insurance coverage for contraception even if their objections are moral rather than religious, …Continue reading »

MSNBC: Cruz warns of ‘war on faith’ at religious freedom rally

Emma Margolin | MSNBC (United States) DES MOINES, Iowa – Over 2,500 people gathered at the Iowa Events Center here Friday night to rally for religious liberty – a fundamental …Continue reading »

Balkanization: First Government opposition brief in nonprofit cases challenging the contraceptive coverage accommodation

Marty Lederman | Balkanization (United States) On Wednesday, the Solicitor General filed this brief in opposition to the two petitions for certiorari from the decision of the U.S. Court of …Continue reading »

Vanity Fair: Meet the Young Republicans Fighting Their Party on Gay Rights

Kia Makarechi | Vanity Fair (United States) Given the behavior of some of its current presidential candidates, you’d be forgiven for assuming that the Republican Party is a haven for …Continue reading »