Alliance Defending Freedom: It’s days away: The Supreme Court’s marriage decision is expected to come down on June 29.
The GazetteOnline.com reports: A former senior systems engineer claims Rockwell Collins fired him last year because he wouldn’t agree to sign a diversity document that asked him to accept homosexuality. Thomas Meeker of Robins filed the lawsuit this week in …
Denise Burke has this post on the Americans U. for Life blog. She writes: In its controversial 4-3 decision on marriage, the California Supreme Court also decided, for the first time anywhere in the United States, that as a matter …
The El Paso Times reports: Strip clubs, adult bookstores and adult theaters that have operated outside city limits without restrictions from local government may soon find themselves bound by a new ordinance being considered by the county. “I think it’s …
Citizen Link offers this summary and link to the broadcast . Dr. James Dobson is joined by Tom Minnery, Sr. VP of Government and Public Policy at Focus on the Family; Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council; and …
Sarah Steelman, a Republican candidate for governor, is calling on the Missouri state legislature to hold a special session on a bill that would prohibit forced abortions in the state. The legislature ended its session and did not complete its work on the coercive abortion issue.
ADF attorney Erik Stanley joins Heidi Harris on KDWN to discuss IRS restrictions on pastors speaking from the pulpit. The mp3 file is here. It runs just over 8 minutes. Visit: ADF Pulpit Initiative
A leading organization that represents the thousands of pregnancy resource centers across the country wants the Supreme Court top hear a New Jersey case involving an abortion practitioner who misled a woman. In November, the New Jersey Supreme Court sided with Sheldon Turkish.
The majority’s redefinition of “marriage” was an unavoidable first step in striking down the will of the people. That’s because none of the arguments for same-sex “marriage” make any sense whatsoever if “marriage” means the legal union of a man and woman.
A state requirement that children in foster care be inoculated against disease has prompted another round of headaches for lawyers who represent 464 children taken from a polygamist ranch last month . . .
It is the essence of democracy that people should be able to decide the moral rules that govern the nature of a community. If people don’t have that power, then they are living under an autocracy . . .
An amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill that would have outlawed the creation of “human admixed embryos” for medical research was defeated in a free vote by a majority of 160, preserving what Gordon Brown regards as a central element of the legislation . . .
The Wall Street Journal reports: When Florida passed a law in 2001 creating the Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship Program for underprivileged students, all but one Democrat in the state legislature voted against it. Earlier this month, lawmakers extended the program …
Family Research Council Calls On Department of Justice, Presidential Candidates to Enforce Obscenity Laws
US Serviceman In Iraq relieved of duty for using Quran for target practice, Muslims demand severe punishment
The sergeant has been relieved of duty as a section leader “with prejudice,” officially reprimanded by his commanding general, dismissed from his regiment and redeployed — reassigned to the United States.
Fred Thompson has this commentary on Townhall. He rebukes the California court for judicial activism, but then proceeds to argue against a Federal Marriage Amendment.
Liberty Counsel Files Brief in California Homeschool Case on Behalf of Members of United States Congress
Tomorrow, on behalf of 19 members of the United States Congress, Liberty Counsel will file a 57-page brief with the California Court of Appeal in the homeschooling case known as In re Rachel L, et al. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles.
Like the ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the 2003 case of Goodridge v. Dep’t of Public Health, last week’s California ruling rested in part on the fact that the state already provided same-sex couples the option of entering into state-sanctioned domestic partnerships (sometimes called “civil unions”) with the same legal benefits and responsibilities as marriage
If the first concern of the state’s highest tribunal (and the majority of California elected officials) is not the welfare of children, or respect for profound legal precedent, or the expressed will of most of the state’s electorate … what is defining the court’s priorities?
Haney said churches are virtually the only charities that do not have to go to the IRS for a tax-exempt designation. He said that “Section 508″ churches can function as such without an IRS determination letter, which gives the federal agency no designation to revoke . . .
“That was when Shannon P. Minter, a lawyer with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, knew things were looking good for his side. The chief justice seemed to be accepting arguments for same-sex marriage that were consciously rooted in the struggle for equal rights for blacks.”
U.S. Supreme Court upholds federal statute prohibiting child porn solicitation and offers to provide it
Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld a federal statute that prohibits solicitation of child pornography . . . Offers to engage in illegal transactions are categorically excluded from First Amendment protection.
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court justices considered whether a person looking at a book in a library is analogous to a person downloading files from the Internet and whether, in either circumstance, the person is in “control” of the material.
. . . “In Massachusetts, the sky didn’t fall in,” and “the institution of marriage didn’t end,” for heterosexual couples, Newsom said yesterday in a telephone interview. “We have a good chance” of defeating the amendment, he said, but “it’s going to be a tough campaign.”
But as he read the legal arguments, the 68-year-old moderate Republican was drawn by memory to a long ago trip he made with his European immigrant parents through the American South. There, the signs warning “No Negro” or “No colored” left “quite an indelible impression on me,” he recalled in a wide-ranging interview Friday.