Davis’ intransigence requires no Solomonic decision-making. She has no right to be Rowan County clerk. If she won’t do the job, she needs to step aside.
Some states are refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Religious leaders and business owners are wondering what effect the legalization might have on their practices.
In the next round of the marriage equality battle — expect to see same-sex rights pitted against the rights of those with religious objections.
WASHINGTON — To understand why religious freedom matters, put yourself in the position of someone who is part of a minority faith tradition in a town or nation that overwhelmingly adheres to a different creed. Then judge public practices by how they would affect the hypothetical you. This act of empathy helps explain why religious […]
By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices sharply criticized part of President Barack Obama’s health care law Tuesday, suggesting they will rule later this year that requiring Christian-owned corporations to offer their employees contraceptives coverage violates the freedom of religion. “Your reasoning would permit requiring profit-making corporations to […]
By Howard Mintz, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, CA — Google must take down a controversial anti-Muslim video on YouTube that sparked protests across the Muslim world because keeping it on the website violates the rights of an actress who sued after she was allegedly duped into appearing in the film, a divided federal appeals […]