U.S. House expected to pass same-sex marriage bill, showing shift in attitudes

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – A bill protecting federal recognition of same-sex marriages, backed by both LGBT advocates and religious groups, is expected to pass the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday with support bipartisan, a sign of an important cultural change. change in a divided nation. The Respect for Marriage Act, which was passed … Read more

Web designer’s anti-gay marriage stance goes to U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday in a landmark case pitting LGBT rights against a claim that the constitutional right to free speech exempts artists from anti-discrimination laws in a dispute involving an evangelical Christian web designer. who refuses to provide services for same-sex marriages. Judges are … Read more

Judge blocks Indiana abortion ban on religious freedom grounds

Dec 2 (Reuters) – A second Indiana judge on Friday blocked the state from enforcing its law banning most abortions after Jewish, Muslim and non-Christian women challenged it in a lawsuit. Marion County Superior Court Judge Heather Welch issued a preliminary injunction against the Republican-backed law, which bans abortions with limited exceptions for rape, incest, … Read more

U.S. Senate passes same-sex marriage protection bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would protect federal recognition of same-sex marriage, a move taken in response to fears the Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 ruling that legalized it at national scale. The narrowly tailored bill, which would require the federal government to recognize a … Read more

U.S. Senate to hold initial vote on bill protecting same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will take its first vote on Wednesday on legislation to protect the right to same-sex marriage, prompted by fears that a conservative Supreme Court could overturn its earlier ruling that made it legal in all the countries. The bill, which is expected to pass the Senate, would … Read more

Georgia judge overturns state’s six-week abortion ban

November 15 (Reuters) – A Georgia law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy cannot be enforced, a state judge ruled on Tuesday, handing a victory to Planned Parenthood and other human rights groups. abortion who challenged the restriction when it came into effect this summer. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney said the … Read more

U.S. judge suspends many of New York’s new gun restrictions

NEW YORK, Nov 7 (Reuters) – A federal judge in New York on Monday temporarily suspended many parts of the state’s new gun restrictions to allow members of a homeowners’ rights group guns to pursue their lawsuit challenging the new law as unconstitutional. Judge Glenn Suddaby of the U.S. District Court in Syracuse agreed to … Read more

U.S. beauty pageant can exclude transgender contestants, court rules

Nov 2 (Reuters) – The operator of the Miss United States of America LLC beauty pageant cannot be forced to allow transgender women to compete because it would harm its ability to express “the ideal vision of American femininity”, a US appeals court ruled on Wednesday. . The 9th United States Circuit Court of Appeals, … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court starts arguments in Harvard and UNC race cases

WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Monday in two major cases involving Harvard University and the University of North Carolina that could jeopardize action policies decades-old positivity that considers race in student admissions to boost Blacks and Hispanics. enrollment on US campuses. The court was hearing appeals by … Read more

Behind U.S. Supreme Court race cases, a contested push for ‘color blindness’

Oct 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s first black justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, wasted no time in clarifying his views on race. On his second day of hearing arguments in court, Jackson said the US Constitution is not “race blind” and that governments can take race into account to ensure people are treated equally. … Read more