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Gay rights vs. religious rights: 7 issues to watch

NEW YORK — The rights of religious groups or individuals that object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those … Continued

Catholic bishops: Don’t let Boston attacks derail immigration reform

Leading U.S. Catholic bishops on Monday (April 22) denounced efforts to use the Boston Marathon bombings to derail the push … Continued

As polls shift, gay marriage becomes a uniter, not a divider

HYATTSVILLE, Md. — For Sean Carlson, the little stories have added up the most. The moment that his mother, Barbara, … Continued

The rise of a new religious America

AP Democrat Colleen Hanabusa, right, congratulates candidate Tulsi Gabbard after both women won their Hawaii Congressional district seats on Nov. … Continued

Oregon may be next state for gay marriage ballot battle

PORTLAND, Ore. — Three states made history Tuesday (Nov. 6) voting to approve same-sex marriage, and a fourth repudiated an … Continued

Four more years of the same versus real change for America’s future

Chris Keane Reuters Bill Partlow sets up the voting area in Pineville, N.C., on Nov. 5. With nearly every poll, … Continued

My mom’s gay wedding

My mom longed for a gay wedding. Specifically, my gay wedding. In the months before she died, her repetitive question … Continued

Neither Obama nor Romney? Some Christians vote for’None of the Above’

Is it a sin not to vote? Or perhaps a virtue? The question may seem surprising, especially in a nail-biter … Continued

Election Day Communion aims to heal the partisan breach

Come to me, all ye who are weary of negative political ads and burdened by the wounds of a brutal … Continued

Liberty and Justice for all in Maryland

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley poses with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and House Speaker Mike Busch … Continued

Mitt Romney, Health Care, and Eco-Womanism

AP Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestures during a rally in Abingdon, Va., on Oct. 5, 2012. … Continued

Of Protestants, politicians and power

As the Republicans leave Tampa and the Democrats prepare to gather in Charlotte, one dynamic is immediately clear in both … Continued

Why Obama’s support for same-sex marriage won’t hurt him among African Americans

REUTERS U.S. President Barack Obama talks about the need for Congress to ensure taxes don’t go up for the majority … Continued

Supreme Court health care defeat may be a win for religious opposition

Supporters of President Obama’s health care reform law were elated on Thursday (June 28) — and admittedly a bit surprised … Continued

NATO’s peace?

Spencer Platt GETTY IMAGES Hundreds of protesters, many affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, demonstrate on the second day … Continued

Polls: Most Americans call gay relationships “moral” and are not swayed by Obama’s same-sex marriage support

President Obama’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage opened a torrent of speculation on what his newly enunciated position will mean … Continued

After gay marriage ban, what comes next?

RALEIGH, N.C. — The people of North Carolina voted Tuesday (May 8) to amend their constitution to ban same-sex marriage. … Continued

The Mormon moment is now

WASHINGTON — With Rick Santorum’s exit from the White House race, Mitt Romney stands on the cusp of history as … Continued

Washington becomes seventh state to legalize gay marriage

SPOKANE, Wash. — In an emotional ceremony Monday (Feb. 13), Gov. Chris Gregoire signed legislation that makes Washington the seventh … Continued

Wash. moves closer to legalizing gay marriage

SPOKANE, Wash. — Opponents of gay marriage promised a fight at the ballot box after the state Senate on Wednesday … Continued