July 16, 2010 In a decision likely to be appealed to the US Supreme Court, the District of Columbia’s highest court has upheld a new law allowing same-sex marriage in the nation’s capital and has rejected the effort by opponents to put the issue to a popular vote.
July 16, 2010 In a ruling that only applies to Massachusetts but is nonetheless reverberating across the country, a federal judge has declared that important aspects of DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act passed in 1996, are unconstitutional. The decision was quickly criticized by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Ad …
July 16, 2010 Facing accusations that the taxpayers were already on the verge of paying for other people’s abortions through the new health care law, the US Department of Health and Human Services has announced that abortion coverage will in fact be excluded from federally-funded high-risk health insurance pools.
July 9, 2010 The US Department of Justice has filed suit against the state of Arizona over its controversial new immigration law.