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  • Justices won't hear case of anti-gay marriage florist

    SEATTLE - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Washington state courts Monday to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding, in light of the justices' recent ruling in a similar case involving a Colorado baker.
  • Court upholds Phoenix law over same-sex wedding invitations

    PHOENIX - An Arizona appeals court on Thursday upheld a Phoenix anti-discrimination law that makes it illegal for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples because of religion.
  • Justices side with Colorado baker on same-sex wedding cake

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled for a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in a limited decision that leaves for another day the larger issue of whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and lesbian people.
  • Pope emphasizes flexibility over rules for modern families

    VATICAN CITY - In a sweeping document on family life that opened a door to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, Pope Francis insisted Friday that church doctrine cannot be the final word in answering tricky moral questions and that Catholics must be guided by their own informed consciences.
  • Beyond banning bossy: Is there middle ground in Sheryl Sandberg's splashy Ban Bossy campaign?

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg and the Girl Scouts recently declared a campaign to "Ban Bossy," complete with Beyonce, Jane Lynch and Condoleezza Rice on video, a website full of tips and thousands of fans who pledged to stamp out that B word for girls.
  • 40 years later, Roe v Wade abortion ruling's legacy is one of bitter, unrelenting division

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - By today's politically polarized standards, the Supreme Court's momentous Roe v. Wade ruling was a landslide. By a 7-2 vote on Jan. 22, 1973, the justices established a nationwide right to abortion.

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