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  • Letters: Contraception and faith

    Letters: Contraception and faith
    Re "Deep division persists on birth control," Jan. 3 Where will it end? Even as wondrous advances in medicine have continually improved our health, various religions have striven to inject their beliefs into doctor-patient relationships. Faith-based...
  • 2 supervisors propose adding religious cross to L.A. County seal

    Potentially reigniting a contentious cultural battle, two Los Angeles County supervisors are proposing including an image of a cross in the county's official seal. In a motion filed Tuesday, Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Don Knabe called for...
  • They can't bear the cross

    They can't bear the cross
    Two letters published Tuesday in favor of preserving the Mt. Soledad cross — a war memorial perched on publicly owned land overlooking San Diego — defended the monument as a fitting tribute to American soldiers killed in battle. Reader Michael...
  • Hobby Lobby's Obamacare objection: Readers aren't buying it

    Hobby Lobby's Obamacare objection: Readers aren't buying it
    Can a business like Hobby Lobby legitimately claim religious freedom in its legal battle against the Affordable Care Act's mandate that insurance plans cover drugs some people believe cause abortions? Notre Dame law professor Richard W. Garnett argued...
  • Utah weighs impact of ruling allowing gay marriage

    Utah weighs impact of ruling allowing gay marriage
    SALT LAKE CITY — Wade Hunt could see change looming on the horizon, a stubborn movement to legalize gay marriage that crept toward Utah's Mormon faithful state by state, one same-sex wedding at a time. But he never dreamed it would reach here....
  • 1993 religious freedom act is at heart of contraception case

    1993 religious freedom act is at heart of contraception case
    WASHINGTON — When the Supreme Court confronted the case of Native Americans who were fired for smoking an illegal drug during a religious ceremony, Justice Antonin Scalia called a halt to granting religious exemptions under the Constitution's...
  • Supreme Court to hear Obamacare challenge over birth control drugs

    Supreme Court to hear Obamacare challenge over birth control drugs
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear another legal challenge to President Obama’s healthcare law, this time to decide whether a corporation can refuse to pay to cover birth control drugs that violate the religious beliefs of the...
  • Supreme Court to hear cases on Obamacare and birth control

    Supreme Court to hear cases on Obamacare and birth control
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to jump into a growing legal dispute between the Obama administration and businesses run by conservative Christians over whether a company must pay for birth control drugs that conflict with its owner'...
  • ACLU sues Catholic bishops over view that abortion is evil

    ACLU sues Catholic bishops over view that abortion is evil
    Everyone knows that Catholic hospitals don’t perform elective abortions. Incomprehensibly, Catholic hospitals even fall afoul of the church if they perform an abortion to save a mother’s life. But are they negligent if they fail to merely...
  • Can corporations pray? The next expansion of corporate 'personhood'

    Can corporations pray? The next expansion of corporate 'personhood'
    Now that the Supreme Court has endowed corporations with the right to have their voices heard via unrestrained spending on political campaigns (in the Citizens United decision of 2010), there aren't many frontiers left to test the idea that corporations...
  • The righteousness in Hobby Lobby's cause

    The righteousness in Hobby Lobby's cause
    A little more than 20 years ago, Congress did something that, today, is hard to imagine. Lawmakers from both parties and across the political spectrum found common ground and passed, by a near-unanimous vote, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which...