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US nuns can opt out of contraception clause–high court

U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. AP FILE PHOTO

The US Supreme Court said Friday that religiously-affiliated groups could opt out of a provision in the new health care law that requires employers to provide insurance that includes contraception.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US court blocks contraception clause in health care law

U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. AP FILE PHOTO

A US Supreme Court justice has blocked a stipulation in the new health care reform law that requires some religion-affiliated organizations to provide insurance that includes birth control.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

For gay marriage across US, more battles ahead

Joe Mac smiles while talking with people in the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Even as they celebrate a momentous legal victory, supporters of gay marriage in the U.S. already are anticipating a return trip to the Supreme Court in a few years, sensing that no other option but a broader court ruling will legalize same-sex unions in all 50 states.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US court skeptical of federal law on gay marriage

Kevin Coyne

It could be late June before the US Supreme Court rules on gay marriage, but justices hinted they might strike down part of the federal law that denies legally married gay spouses many benefits offered to other couples.

Posted: March 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Supreme Court defers action on same-sex marriage

Eduardo Cisneros (L) and Luke Montgomery kiss in front of a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Hollywood in this August 3, 2012 photo in Hollywood, California.  The US Supreme Court put off a decision on whether to take up the sensitive issue of same-sex marriage, taking no action December 3, 2012 on 10 gay marriage petitions before it. The top US court had been expected to take up the gay marriage challenges at its private conference on Friday, but as of Monday it had not added any of those cases to its docket. The court released a long list of cases that it will not hear, but made no mention of the gay marriage petitions, suggesting the justices needed more time to discuss it at their next conference December 7.AFP / Frederic J. BROWN

The US Supreme Court on Monday again put off a decision on whether to take up the sensitive issue of same-sex marriage, taking no action on 10 petitions before it but agreeing to discuss them later.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Top court rejects bid to disqualify Obama as president

President Barack Obama  AFP PHOTO

WASHINGTON – The US Supreme Court Monday slapped down a new bid seeking to show that Barack Obama was ineligible to be elected president of the United States in the 2008 White House race. The nation’s highest court refused to take up a case brought by three people “who claim President Barack Obama is not [...]

Posted: October 4th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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