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  • Michigan's same-sex marriage ban to stay in place for now, court says

    Michigan's same-sex marriage ban to stay in place for now, court says
    Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage will remain in place while the state fights a federal judge's ruling that declared the ban unconstitutional, an appeals court decided Tuesday.  A three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed U.S....
  • 25 years later, have we learned anything from the Exxon Valdez?

    25 years later, have we learned anything from the Exxon Valdez?
    Some lessons take a long time to sink in. The Exxon Valdez disaster, which occurred 25 years ago this week when the oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, was both the product of previous lessons unlearned and the source of new lessons...
  • Religion run amok? Hobby Lobby's case comes to the Supreme Court

    Religion run amok? Hobby Lobby's case comes to the Supreme Court
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear 90 minutes of oral arguments in a case that will determine whether bosses who have religious objections to birth control can deny their female employees the contraceptive coverage to which they are...
  • Why the GOP's new healthcare 'reform' plan looks so danged familiar

    Why the GOP's new healthcare 'reform' plan looks so danged familiar
    Via Jonathan Cohn and Kevin Drum, it transpires that the House GOP majority is crafting a new healthcare "reform" program to substitute for the Affordable Care Act. It should surprise no one that the new plan incorporates two provisions that have been...
  • Suit filed to block new Arizona abortion regulations

    Suit filed to block new Arizona abortion regulations
    TUCSON -- Abortion providers have filed suit against Arizona to block a new rule that limits the use of medications to induce abortions. The rule is part of state-mandated abortion regulations that are scheduled to take effect April 1. On Wednesday,...
  • Gay weddings halted in Michigan after 300 marriage licenses issued

    Gay weddings halted in Michigan after 300 marriage licenses issued
    Same-sex weddings in Michigan were abruptly halted Saturday when a federal appeals court put on hold a lower court ruling that declared the state's ban on gay marriages unconstitutional. The appellate court order came Saturday afternoon, after...
  • Death doesn't end car lease obligation

    Death doesn't end car lease obligation
    If you lease a car, don't think you can get out of payments just because you're dead. Death, it turns out, is considered "early termination" of your contract, and that can mean thousands of dollars in penalty fees. Sally Shafton, 81, learned this...
  • Aftershocks of Utah's same-sex marriage decision felt in Kentucky

    Aftershocks of Utah's same-sex marriage decision felt in Kentucky
    This week Kentucky was on the brink of recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states as legal. That is, right up until Wednesday, when the same federal judge who thunderously struck down the state's ban in February decided to put a...
  • Don't protest Fred Phelps' funeral, Kansas LGBT group says

    Don't protest Fred Phelps' funeral, Kansas LGBT group says
    Fred Phelps, who was perhaps the United States' most provocative anti-gay activist, died this week, but there was no celebrating on the other side of the phone when the Los Angeles Times reached one of Kansas' top LGBT advocates on Thursday. Thomas...
  • Kansas, Arizona win proof-of-citizenship requirement in voting suit

    Kansas, Arizona win proof-of-citizenship requirement in voting suit
    A federal judge has ruled that Kansas and Arizona should be allowed to require voters to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship, in a case closely watched by both sides dealing with the question of voter eligibility. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren in...
  • Kentucky to use outside lawyers to appeal gay marriage ruling

    Kentucky to use outside lawyers to appeal gay marriage ruling
    Lawyers will appeal a federal judge's ruling that Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, but they won't be state Atty. Gen. Jack Conway's lawyers. In a news conference Tuesday that ended with tears streaming down his face, Conway...