Catholic power dynamics highlighted in Colorado funding flap

The political tug-of-war waging within the U.S.

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Ban on LGBT Discrimination in Jury Service Added to Appropriations Bill

A measure to ban discrimination against LGBT jurors was approved by a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday, marking the first time the issue has come to a vote in Congress.

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After new policy, Boy Scouts still losing money, sponsors

When Boy Scouts of America delegates voted at last month’s National Council meeting to allow gay youth to become Scouts but to continue banning gay and lesbian adults, the organization put itself i

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Amendment to National Defense bill would require feds to review HIV crimes

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Mich. HIV data collection violates intent of statute, says lawmaker who helped create law



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One in seven Fortune 500 companies gave to the Boy Scouts

Among the corporations that make up the current Fortune 500 -- Fortune magazine’s yearly list of the top 500 American companies ranked by revenue -- about one in seven, or 14 percent, each

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Not-so-confidential HIV testing

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Since 2003, the Michigan Department of Community Health has been secretly collecting the names, dates of birth, risk categories, and other demographic information of people submitting for confident

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Lawmakers seek to bar discrimination against LGBT jurors

Lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate recently introduced bills banning discrimination against prospective jurors based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Civil liberties groups decry church messaging at polling places

In South Saint Paul, Minn., on Election Day, residents showed up at St.

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Backers of Minn. marriage amendment use controversial parenting study


A controversial study on parenting has become a focal point of the campaign in Minnesota to pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage this November.

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