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The Christian right's mixed messages on marriage

• You may just have noticed that the former archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, emerged from his Lenten abstinence from the headlines to spout in …

Welfare reforms could leave system more vulnerable to fraud, say MPs

MPs have raised fears that the government's huge welfare shakeup will leave the benefits system more vulnerable to fraud.<p>A report by the communities …

When Rights Become Toxic

The dramatic turnaround in views about same-sex marriage says hopeful things about Americans' capacity for tolerance, empathy, and fairness, and about our willingness to prize family in all its forms. Moreover, the struggle for marriage equality is the latest chapter in a larger effort to extend …

Rights & Freedoms

Supreme Court Justices Pose Two Strange Questions in Same-Sex Marriage Cases

The Supreme Court in hearing argument in the same-sex marriage cases posed two questions that I doubt were ever asked before:<p>When did something become unconstitutional? (Justice Scalia)<br>• Shouldn't there being a waiting period before deciding constitutionality? (Justice Alito).<p>Justice Scalia, in …

LGBTQI

Supreme Decision

<b>Nation's Highest Court Faces Down Discrimination in Our Time</b><p><i>Congress decided to reflect and honor of collective moral judgment and to express moral disapproval of homosexuality.</i> - House Report on the passing of Defense of Marriage Act in 1996.<p>This week the Supreme Court hears arguments to overturn …

LGBTQI

Five Extreme Republican Laws That Are Pushing States Even Further To The Right

The bill has 11 Republican sponsors in the state's House of Representatives, including the House majority leader, according to WRAL, which first reported the news. Basically, it claims that North Carolina is "sovereign" and thus exempt from any federal court rulings regarding the separation between …

Affordable Care Act