UK: Assisted suicide: GMC to draw up new advice

Iranian Christian Convert Forced to Flee Country Due to Pressure

What about Full Faith and Credit?

    William Baude at The Volokh Conspiracy: First of all, even though the Clause mentions “public acts,” it has not been interpreted to apply to statutes (like a law stating which marriages are valid) or marriage licenses with the same force it has for judicial proceedings. Relatedly, states have traditionally refused to give effect to another state’s statute if they think doing so is against their “public policy,” and this has been thought to be okay under the Full Faith and Credit Clause.

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WV: “State school board approves anti-bullying policy to include gay, lesbian students”

Big Asian Law Firm Takes Shape

NC lawsuit alleges marriage license requirement infringes religious freedom

    Plaintiff Jeff L. Thigpen, as Register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina, and as a citizen of North Carolina and the United States, objects and finds it morally and constitutionally repugnant to administer a system which requires all persons entering into marriage to have licenses that will be recorded; to oblige pastors, priests, and rabbis who are performing marriage ceeremonies to perform them pursuent to licenses issued by the state; and to require either the religious or civil solemnization of marriages.”

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Same-sex marriage blocked by Scottish evangelicals and Muslims

Planned Parenthood resuming abortion services in 2 Phoenix area cities

Australia: Liberals defy Abbott on same-sex marriage

Hillary Clinton suggests Islamic governments fear religious debate

Ohio federal magistrate has a shot at 10th Circuit appeals court position, sources say

Scottish Parliament Passes Ban on Religious Hate Crimes and On Incitements At Football Matches

ID: Court Says Defendant’s Marijuana Use Was Not Religiously Motivated

State Department Hosts Conference On Implementing U.N. Freedom of Religion Resolution

DOJ alleges discrimination by Arpaio in highly politicized Arizona battle against illegals

Congressman Intercedes on Behalf of Pendleton Cross

Video Shows Sebelius’ Role in Planned Parenthood Rape Coverup

ADF asks U.S. Supreme Court to reverse ruling that excludes religious groups from college campuses

Nativity, menorah displays cause stir at Travis Air Force Base

CA: Marine Widow Fights To Keep Camp Pendleton Cross Up

PA: Ellwood City officials say they’re near deal on Nativity display Ellwood City officials say they’re near deal on Nativity display

Alabama: Will ‘Silent Night’ Be Cut From A Tuscumbia School’s Christmas Program?

Fights over Nativity scenes taking place around the country: FFRF “this is all we do in Nov. and Dec.”

American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas Says School Nativity Violates Constitution

NE: “School, ACLU agree: No ‘reason for season’ sign”

Va. OKs same-sex adoption hurdle

Federal Criminal Code Is Overgrown, Legal Experts Tell Panel: 4,500 statutes + 300,000 regulations

“UN official tells nations to end gay executions”

Recall: Judge Allows ‘Smoking Gun’ Document On The Record | ABC 7

Feds overreach on proposed cell phone ban; economy would be adversely impacted and most drivers would likely defy it

    AP: The National Transportation Safety Board declared Tuesday that texting, emailing or chatting while driving is just too dangerous to be allowed anywhere in the United States. It urged all states to impose total bans except for emergencies.

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US to meet with NKorea to discuss food aid

Student Sues School District and Teacher Over Punishment Received After He Expressed His Religious Belief Opposing Homosexuality

Scheduled home auctions hit 9-month high in Nov.

Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

Southern Baptist bookstore recalls pink Bibles

Susan Brown: Plan B Drug Debate Is Not About Birth Control

Sandy Rios: Romney Now Embraces Gays in the Military

    Sandy Rios at Townhall : In an interview with the Des Moines Register editorial board last Friday, the former Massachusetts Governor explained that it wasn’t the concept of having gays openly serve in the military that had troubled him…only the fact that the change was being made in a time of war. Now that the conflict is over, he would not, as Commander in Chief, do anything to change it.

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GOP candidates slam Obama, Planned Parenthood at abortion forum

Judge’s ruling not an end to Plan B debate: FDA won’t be held in contempt

“Advocating Same-Sex Marriage: Consistency Is Another Victim”

Polish lawmakers debate nation’s EU future