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2015: Triumphs and tribulations

There were some rain clouds --Houston, Kim Davis, the Catholic Church, and GOP candidates. But the political weather was mostly sunny: the Boy Scouts evolved, Jenner transitioned, Irish voters approved, the EEOC included, and the Supreme Court axed.

Speed Read: ‘Worst kind of stereotypes’

Wisconsin's attorney general has directed the state office for vital records to process the records of marriage licenses issued since last Friday for same-sex couples. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to two LGBT gatherings. And San Francisco and Seattle

Speed Read: Log Cabin attacks Polis

Log Cabin Republicans is running attack ads against an openly gay Congressman. Opponents of Houston's lesbian Mayor Annise Parker's proposed non-discrimination ordinance threaten to launch a recall election against her. North Dakota is left standing as the only state with

Speed Read: Tennessee gets a stay

DOD adds sexual orientation to its charter of values for military personnel. The United Church of Christ has filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against a ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina. And a federal appeals court rejected Michigan's request to

Speed Read: Alaska tax break

A unanimous Alaska Supreme Court ruled the state ban on marriage for same-sex couples doesn't permit the state to violate the equal protection rights of same-sex couples. A state appeals court has delayed implementation of a decision last week by

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High court refuses Boy Scout case

In another case of faith-based groups versus non-discrimination laws, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from the Boy Scouts of America. The court’s refusal was not unusual; the high court rarely takes a case during

High court seems uncertain about beliefs v. bias conflict

By the time a lawsuit reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, the facts of the conflict are rarely in dispute. But Monday’s oral argument at the Supreme Court revealed a great deal of confusion over those very basic facts of the

Back at high court: Religion versus anti-bias laws

When Concerned Women of America, the Boy Scouts, and Evangelical Scholars line up on one side of a legal case, one might naturally assume that gay groups are lined up on the other side. Christian Legal Society v. Martinez is not