Advocates both for and against same-sex marriage milled about in front of the Supreme Court building, looking for a place to stake a claim for their viewpoint.
The questions raised by Supreme Court justices as they considered Tuesday whether they should rule that same-sex marriage should be made legal nationwide covered a gamut of rights concerns -- religious, equal protection, states' ability to enact their own laws.
In two and a half hours of oral arguments, the line of questions and the answers by attorneys representing both sides made clear that all concerned recognize the potential for the court's ruling to be history-making.
Polling shows that most Americans want their president to be religious. An atheist candidate does not — if you’ll excuse the pun — “have a prayer.”
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called same-sex marriage "the greatest social experiment of our time" and said that "children do not need experiments," but rather the love of a mother and father at the third annual March for Marriage rally Saturday supporting traditional marriage on Capitol Hill.
Can political and economic projects actually take into account more than a bottom line? A public park developer is working toward an answer.
Beheadings, enslavement, kidnappings and rape plague minority religious communities across the Middle East, and it's time for President Barack Obama to fill a job created to address their plight, a group of prominent evangelicals, scholars and other religious leaders told the White House.
In the seven months since Congress created a "special envoy for religious minorities in the Middle East and South Central Asia," the extreme violence against these groups has only escalated, the religious leaders wrote to Obama on Monday. Nominate someone, they implored.
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments Tuesday that could wind up legalizing gay marriage nationwide, dozens of Christian leaders have issued a call to civil authorities to preserve "the unique meaning of marriage in the law" -- but also to "protect the rights of those with differing views of marriage."
Global Sisters Report: The plight of women and children seeking asylum in the U.S. is drawing increasing attention, fueled on the inside by a hunger strike and fast.
The U.S. Senate reached a compromise Tuesday on a measure to help victims of sex trafficking that had been held up by lawmakers pushing to include funding for abortion.
The compromise has cleared the Senate to vote for Loretta Lynch's confirmation as attorney general.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had postponed her nomination vote until the trafficking issue was resolved.
The United States is hardly alone when it comes to organized attempts to debunk the widely accepted science saying the Earth's climate is warming due to human activity.