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  • LDS leader: Protections on religious freedom erode 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:35 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - A high-ranking Mormon leader said he believes protections for religious freedom of speech are eroding.

  • Oregon gay-marriage ban goes to court this week 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:53 pm
  • SALEM, Oregon - The future of Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage goes before a federal judge this week, and while critics will argue that it unconstitutionally discriminates against gays and lesbians, there appears to be little support for it to be upheld.

  • Ill. GOP officials who wanted Brady out replaced 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:52 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A crop of Republican officials who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady for his statements supporting same-sex marriage have been replaced in their party positions.

  • Atheist national conference aims at Mormon church 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:28 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.

  • Cook County issues 1,000th gay marriage license 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:46 pm
  • CHICAGO - Cook County has issued its 1,000th marriage license to a same-sex couple.

  • Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:05 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:19 am
  • DENVER - A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

  • Texas seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:43 pm
  • ELDORADO, Texas - The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.

  • Challenge to Arkansas gay marriage ban heard 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:35 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage took their case before a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge Thursday, who said at the end of the hearing that he expected to issue a ruling within two weeks.

  • Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:30 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa, enhancing the party's chances of regaining control of the chamber.

  • Judge won't merge suits on same-sex marriage ban 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:02 pm
  • PHOENIX - A federal judge is refusing to combine two separately filed lawsuits challenging Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage.

  • Couple asks Supreme Court to nix marriage ban 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:57 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - A same-sex couple has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down the state's gay marriage ban.

  • Delay sought on NC same-sex marriage lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:19 am
  • CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - North Carolina's attorney general is asking a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit over the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying an order expected later this year in another case likely will resolve the situation.

  • AG, lawyers disagree over gay marriage appeal path 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:05 am
  • DETROIT - Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage are opposing the state's request to have an entire appeals court take the case.

  • Judge takes up ban on domestic partner benefits 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:49 pm
  • DETROIT - A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that's not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday.

  • Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:13 pm
  • CINCINNATI - Attorneys for the state of Ohio asked a federal judge Tuesday to stay his decision ordering the state to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, a request the judge said he was inclined to grant.

  • New Ohio gay marriage ballot language approved 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:38 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has certified the language in a new version of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at overturning the state's gay marriage ban.

  • A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:04 am
  • The Flint Journal. April 8.

  • Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:04 am
  • LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values.

  • UN conference provokes heated gay rights debate 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:52 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - Many countries at this week's U.N. population conference are objecting to the idea of enshrining the right of women to make their own sexual decisions, fearing it would tacitly condone same-sex relationships, the U.N. population chief said.

  • Utah AG: Defense of marriage ban not about hate 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:34 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said Friday during a rally of gay marriage opponents that his defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban in a federal appeals court is not motivated by hate.

  • State GOP mulls place of social issues on platform 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:16 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - Nevada Republicans meeting for a statewide convention in Las Vegas will decide this weekend whether to follow the lead of the state's largest county and strip hot-button social issues from the party platform.

  • Judge: Ind. must recognize 1 gay couple's marriage 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:04 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - A federal judge ordered Indiana on Thursday to recognize the out-of-state marriage of a gay couple before one of the women dies of cancer. The decision, specific to the couple, doesn't affect other lawsuits challenging Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages.

  • Same-sex couples plan filing NC taxes as married 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:57 pm
  • ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - Gay and lesbian activists are protesting North Carolina's ban against same-sex marriage as they file their income tax statements.

  • State intervenes to halt same-sex adoptions 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:11 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Attorney General is asking a state appeals court to block two adoptions recently approved for same-sex couples.