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Supreme Court strikes down abortion restrictions

By Richard Wolf WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court delivered its most significant ruling on abortion in a generation Monday (June 27), striking down restrictions on Texas clinics and doctors that threatened to make the procedure more difficult for women to access. The divided court, acting on the last day of a term in which it […]

On the DACA/DAPA Supreme Court decision

“Separating children from their parents is immoral and is contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ and The United Methodist Church.” – The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry Crowe and Bishop Elias Galvan A statement on the June 23, 2016 decision by the Supreme Court: Today, the Supreme Court of the United States – in a […]

Why the “intrinsic worth” of people is a big deal

Recently I listened to a public radio interview with author Adam Cohen. Cohen has written a book about the “eugenics” movement in America and the way it created a culture of forced sterilization. According to well-documented research, somewhere around 60,000 people were involuntarily sterilized because they were deemed “feebleminded.” This early-twentieth century movement considered itself […]

Social-justice agency head says Supreme Court decision upholds both freedom of religious liberty and equal protection of all citizens under the law

Henry-Crowe also said GBCS “affirms and upholds in prayer the work of The United Methodist Church as it continues to discern its understanding of marriage.”

Council of Bishops President Issues Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr., president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued a statement early this morning responding to the decision by the United States Supreme Court that same-sex marriage is a protected right under the U.S. Constitution. In his statement (printed in full below), Brown recognizes the ongoing division in the United […]

Supreme Court strikes down bans on same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States Friday in a closely divided ruling that will stand as a milestone in its 226-year history.

Handwriting on the wall for gay marriage (ANALYSIS)

The Supreme Court will decide whether to allow same-sex marriage nationwide later this year. But it’s leaving little doubt which way it’s leaning.

If the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in 2015, how will evangelicals respond?

Conservative Christians have been among the most ardent opponents of gay marriage and rights for decades. How will they respond if the Supreme Court makes gay marriage legal nationwide?

Supreme Court allows gay marriage to expand to 30 states

The Supreme Court refused to get involved in the national debate over same-sex marriage on Monday (Oct. 6), leaving intact lower court rulings that will legalize the practice in 11 additional states.

Utah to appeal gay marriage case to Supreme Court

By MICHAEL WINTER c. 2014 USA Today (RNS) The Utah attorney general announced Wednesday (July 9) that he will go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge an appellate ruling that declared the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Attorney General Sean Reyes decided to leapfrog the full 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

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