Kim O'Kane

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Christie: I'd Veto Same-Sex Bill

Penn. lawmaker blocked from DOMA speech because of “God’s law”

<b>State Rep. Brian Sims, D-Penn. (Facebook/RepBrianSims)</b><p>Sims’ remarks “ultimately were just open rebellion against what the word of God has said,” said one Republican<p>Jillian Rayfield<p>June 28, 2013 1:21pm (UTC)<p>State Rep. Brian Sims, a Pennsylvania Democrat, was blocked by conservatives from speaking on …

Understanding 'God's war' against abortion and Wendy Davis in Texas

Texas state senator Wendy Davis has electrified the pro-choice movement. Not just because of her sheer endurance in a nearly 11-hour filibuster, not …

New Jersey will face legal battle over same-sex marriage

With DOMA held unconstitutional and Christie promising to veto any legislation, the fight heads to the courts<p>Following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, not much has changed for couples in states where same-sex marriage is not yet legal. In New Jersey, …

Explaining Justice Kennedy: The Dignity Factor

Read Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion closely enough and you'll find an idea that shines like a beacon in guiding him to his destination in the Defense of Marriage Act case: dignity.<p>The concept appears no less than nine times in the landmark 26-page decision overturning the 1996 law …

Wendy Davis channels anger of millions as new Texas makes itself heard

The moment was years in the making. It was 11.45pm Tuesday night, and the Texas Senate was poised to enact perhaps the most restrictive anti-abortion …

Boy Scouts Bar Scouts From Wearing Uniform In Gay Pride Parades Or Flag Ceremonies

Wearing a uniform in a pride parade or even a flag ceremony at a pride event is a "violation of the Scout Oath and Scout Law," official says. Advocates called the application of the "longstanding" policy uneven, citing candidates' events and other parades.<p>WASHINGTON — A month after voting to allow …