Alabama Chief Judge Blocks Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

[DIGEST: AL.com, CBS News, Southern Poverty Law Center] Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore issued a four-page administrative order today, stating that Alabama probate judges have a “ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license” to same-sex couples. This pronouncement comes despite a contrary ruling by an Alabama federal court and the landmark U.S. Supreme Court … Continued

Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Most Americans Side With Gays In Religious Freedom Disputes

WASHINGTON (Reuters/Steve Holland) – A majority of Americans believe businesses should not be allowed to refuse services based on their religious beliefs in the wake of controversies in Indiana and Arkansas over gay rights and religious freedom, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday. The poll, conducted April 6 to 8, also found that 52 percent … Continued

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