Council of Europe Is Imposing Abortion on Ireland, Poland

Marriage And Health: Married Gay Couples Are Psychologically Healthier, Study Finds | Huffington Post

Russia Rejects UN Committee Edict on Homosexual Propaganda

Senate Confirms More Judges During Lame Duck Session

“Are you gay? University of Iowa wants to know”

Costly Toll for NY Republicans Who Voted to Redefine Marriage

“Fort Bragg club wants board to review whether to admit same-sex spouse”

    Stars and Stripes: The officers’ spouses club at Fort Bragg, N.C., is asking for more time to determine whether to allow Ashley Broadway to join. Broadway, who is legally married to Lt. Col. Heather Mack, recently contacted the Association of Bragg Officers’ Spouses in hopes of joining. She said she was told she could not join because she does not have a military dependent ID card.

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“Spotlight on Hagel’s LGBT Record Amid Appointment Speculation”

    Metro Weekly: In a statement released Thursday, OutServe-SLDN Executive Director Allyson Robinson expressed confidence in Obama’s final decision, but alluded to the Nebraska Republican’s lackluster record on LGBT rights as speculation continues to circulate that he will replace current Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

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NJ Lawmaker Wants To Put Marriage Question On Next Year’s Ballot

5 Things You Should Know About Religious Freedom On Campus

NC: Governor Perdue Kills Merit Selection

Rand Paul targets Paul Ryan for ‘purge’ of House conservatives

Senate Judiciary Chairman: Let’s Legalize 1 Oz. of Pot Nationwide

Uncensored: European ‘hate speech’ laws exposed | Alliance Defending Freedom

A victory for free speech: Lords vote to axe law banning insults that had led to countless arrests of ordinary people

UK: Supreme Court volunteer ruling protects churches

Leak uncovers Govt minister’s concerns about marriage redefinition

Telegraph urges Govt to drop controversial ‘insult’ law

UK: Peter Tatchell says protections for churches open to challenge

“Abortion-rights groups praise, slam Jindal after birth-control proposal”

Let there be light: UC drops its new, much-reviled logo

David Cameron runs into French resistance with EU clawback strategy

Rivals Clash Ahead of Egypt Constitution Vote

Canada: Complaint filed over ‘Merry Christmas’ message on Saskatoon buses

UK: Debate on Islam and evolution has to be called off after revolt by student societies

Quebec’s ‘totalitarian’ take on religious education in high school | Barbara Kay at the National Post

Stem-Cell Trial Without Embryo Destruction

Even in Sweden, Marriage Matters | W. Bradford Wilcox at Family Scholars

Emergency contraception: risk reduction at the Last Chance Saloon

Elena Kagan talks diversity and (dis)agreement on the Supreme Court

OK: Police Officer’s Complaint About Attending Appreciation Day At Mosque Is Dismissed

Student expelled over beliefs wins settlement | Baptist Press

Muslim Cabbie Sues Over Commission Dress Code That Bars Religious Clothing

Kagan Praises Scalia For Work On Supreme Court

Federal Judges Sue To Win Promised Pay Increases

China Arrests Legislator With 4 Wives, 10 Children

Donkey Love | Maggie Gallagher at Townhall

Internet Restrictions Across The World

Obama Will Not Go After States Where Pot Is Legal

Lawyer Hasn’t Given Up On Suing The ‘Cash Cow’ Law School Industry

Should Justice Scalia Apologize? | Robyn Hagan Cain at Findlaw

    Robyn Hagan Cain at Findlaw: Justice Antonin Scalia moseyed over to Princeton University on Monday to promote “Reading Law.” It didn’t go too well.
    We dare say the only thing anyone will remember from the lecture is a question from a student about Scalia’s dissents in Lawrence v. Texas and Romer v. Evans, in which the jurist compared homosexuality to murder, polygamy, and cruelty to animals. In both dissents, Justice Scalia wrote that states should be permitted to legislate their disapproval for homosexual conduct, just as they do for murder and bestiality.

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“Beyond the Supreme Court: A Guide to Settling Gay Marriage” | Mark Davis at Townhall

The End of Birth-Control Politics: Over-the-counter sales of oral contraceptives will cut off a disingenuous attack line. | Bobby Jindal at WSJ

The Role of DOJ’s Appellate Staffs in the Supreme Court and in the courts of appeals

    Al Daniel at SCOTUS Blog: In addition to the Office of the Solicitor General, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has seven litigating divisions, each headed by an Assistant Attorney General: the Antitrust Division, the Civil Division, the Civil Rights Division, the Criminal Division, the Environment and Natural Resources Division, the National Security Division, and the Tax Division. Each of these Divisions has a group of attorneys called either the Appellate Staff or the Appellate Section (collectively, “Appellate Staffs”).

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Monogamy, Exclusivity and Permanence? | Ryan T. Anderson at Ricochet

Standing and Delivery: The Procedural Game in the Marriage Cases | Linda Greenhouse at NYT

Only 15 States Opt to Run Obamacare Exchanges

U.S. military attacks Christmas

Merry Atheistic Nothingness | Bradley Abramson at the Christian Post

US says it won’t ratify UN telecom treaty

Utah: New crosses in place near Lindon for fallen UHP troopers

Marriage Best Left to the Church | Jackie Gingrich Cushman at Townhall

German Lawmakers Vote to Protect Right to Circumcision

New Senator says ‘Aloha’ to Senate Judiciary Committee

In Philippines, Reproductive Health Bill Passes Important Second Reading

Twelve nurses who risked their jobs rather than help with abortions | Live Action News

France to promote secularism, steps up struggle against religious radicals – “including traditionalist Catholics”

Kazakhstan Is Closing Unregistered Religious Organizations Through Court Proceedings

Some Illinois Lawmakers Hope To Redefine Marriage in Jan.

Constitutionality of Washington Anti-Discrimination Exemption For Religious Non-Profits Certified To State Supreme Court

Senate Moves Bill Covering Fertility Care For Vets

White House, nonprofit groups battle over charitable deductions

New Army Manual Orders Soldiers Not To Criticize Taliban