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In this May 30, 2013 photo, Texas state Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa looks at maps on display prior to a Senate Redistricting committee hearing, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Southern states gird for new fight on voter laws

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stricter voter identification laws, redrawn political maps fortifying Republican majorities, reducing early voting: States with GOP strongholds intensified these efforts under President Barack Obama and proclaimed victory at the Supreme Court. […]

07/26/2013

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San Diego County clerk seeks end to gay marriages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Diego County clerk has asked the state Supreme Court to stop gay marriages.    Ernest Dronenburg Jr. urged the state high court to immediately halt same-sex weddings while it […]

07/20/2013

October 2011 photo provided by Melanie Capobianco shows her adoptive daughter Veronica trick-or-treating, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Melanie Capobianco, File)

Court awards American Indian child to SC couple

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An American Indian child at the center of a custody suit that went to the U.S. Supreme Court should be returned to the Charleston-area couple seeking to adopt her, South Carolina’s […]

07/18/2013

Archdiocese of Milwaukee (AP Photo)

Few Milwaukee clergy abuse victims get large sums

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Clergy sex abuse victims have long accused the Archdiocese of Milwaukee of spending more money on lawyers to protect itself than to care for those who suffered at the hands of abusive […]

07/05/2013

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Court wins draw big crowds to gay pride parades

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Gay rights supporters crowded parade routes in San Francisco, New York and other major U.S. cities on Sunday – but this year’s pride celebrations were especially lively after a week that […]

06/30/2013

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Gay marriage: Taxes and benefits?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Like other married couples, same-sex couples are about to learn that federal benefits for being married might not be all they’re cracked up to be. Social Security benefits for spouses can be […]

06/30/2013

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Justice Kennedy denies motion to halt gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied a request from Proposition 8 supporters in California to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in the nation’s most populous state. Kennedy turned away […]

06/30/2013

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Status of the states on same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court issued a pair of decisions this week with major consequences for efforts to legalize or bar same-sex marriage. One ruling opened the way for California to become the 13th state to allow […]

06/28/2013

Bert and Ernie mark DOMA decision on New Yorker cover

Referring to this week’s landmark Supreme Court decisions regarding same-sex marriage, the new cover of The New Yorker features famous “are they or aren’t they” couple Bert and Ernie of “Sesame Street” snuggled up on […]

06/28/2013

NJ Governor Chris Christie

NJ governor: Gay marriage ruling a ‘bad decision’

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling erasing part of a federal anti-gay marriage law was a “bad decision” and an example of “judicial supremacy.” In January, […]

06/27/2013

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Court to decide on child porn victim restitution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will take up a case about when victims of child pornography can recover money from people convicted of viewing their abuse. The justices agreed to review […]

06/27/2013

U.S. Marine Corps seal. (AP Photo)

Murder conviction against US Marine overturned

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military’s highest court overturned a murder conviction Wednesday against a Camp Pendleton Marine in one of the most significant cases against American troops from the Iraq war. The Court of […]

06/26/2013

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